Both fronts are near collapse for Chelsea. At home and abroad, Mourinho is under pressure for his club’s disappointing performances. On Wednesday, he faces the pivotal point for 2016 at the end of this year. He takes on FC Porto in Champions League action. Can his former team rise up and place the advancement to the knockout round in jeopardy?
Bounced by Bournemouth
A 1-0 lost to Bournemouth has left Chelsea three points above the relegation zone. Never mind how many points they are behind Manchester for the lead, this is an emergency with a team of this talent in 14th place in the EPL. Now they are tied at ten points per in Group G with the third place team just two behind them. To say that this is sink or swim is an understatement. No more taking to the press and blaming your team’s offensive inability as the cause. Changes need to be made. If not in the philosophy of the team then in their coach.
Draw Secures Advancement For One
A grandmaster draw by both teams does not help both onto the knockout stage. The tiebreakers get very messy with a draw and a win by Dyanmo Kiev in the other game. If this happens the Porto is on the outside in. Maccabi Tel Aviv has been fodder for everyone in the group as they have zero points. Dyanmo Kiev will win making this game having to be very active to be in.
The free pick for this one is very simple. Mourinho is a creature of habit and loves his defensive shell of a game. With a draw to advance, Porto will have plenty of opportunity to pour it on. They might not penetrate the goal but will carry most of the action against the inept offense of Chelsea. Porto + 1/2 goal at -112 for your Free Pick to Profit on for Wednesday Champions League action. Good fortune and we will see you later in the week here at APEX Soccer Betting.