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Chelsea vs Plymouth Argyle Predictions

  • 12:30
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  • Stamford Bridge
Plymouth Argyle
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Both Teams To Score

7/4odds when tipped
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Chelsea 4-1

14/1odds when tipped
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Tip Reasoning

  • Chelsea conceded in the previous round, a 5-1 win over National League side Chesterfield.
  • Chelsea have conceded in six of their last eight home games.
  • Plymouth have only failed to score in one of their last 11 games.
  • Chelsea have scored 11 goals in total in their last four games.

Plymouth test for Tuchel’s Chelsea

Chelsea take on League One promotion hopefuls Plymouth Argyle in the FA Cup on Saturday and the Premier League outfit should be able to secure a fairly comfortable win.

The Blues named a strong team in the previous round despite being drawn against non-league opposition in the shape of Chesterfield, going on to claim a 5-1 success.

Plymouth pulled off a minor upset as they overcame Championship side Birmingham in extra time to set up this showpiece clash. The Pilgrims are unlikely to roll over and they are having an excellent season in the third tier but it is hard to see them denying Chelsea a win at Stamford Bridge.

Pilgrims can deny Blues a clean sheet

Unsurprisingly, Chelsea are the heavy favourites but the handicap markets do offer some value if you are planning to back the Blues.

However, the big price on both teams to score stands out for me and at that price I feel a punt on goals at both ends has a good chance in this fourth round match-up.

Plymouth will be keen to make a mark in front in one of two early kick offs on Saturday and they arrive in good scoring form, having only drawn a blank once in their last 11 games across all competitions.

Chelsea conceded in the previous round against fifth tier Chesterfield and the Blues have just two clean sheets in their last eight home games, so there is a good chance Plymouth can at least get a goal if they are up for this test.

Furthermore, the changes boss Thomas Tuchel made in the previous round did largely come in the defensive areas – Marcus Bettinelli started in goal and Lewis Hall, 17, lined up at the back – so Plymouth may well be able to find a way through.

The Pilgrims will probably have to settle for one goal though, and Chelsea have been in good scoring form recently having managed two or more goals in each of their last four games. As such, a 4-1 win for the home side has a chance in the correct score market.

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