Chelsea vs Sheff Wed: Predictions, Betting Tips & Odds
Sunday, January 27, 2019, 13:00
Sheffield Wednesday are having a hoot of a time in the FA Cup this season and landed the plum tie of a trip to Stamford Bridge to take on holders Chelsea.
Premier League Chelsea welcome Championship strugglers Sheffield Wednesday for their first meeting since April 2000.
Wednesday come into the game after an impressive 1-0 win over Wigan in the Championship whilst Chelsea appear to be at war with one another after a less than impressive display against Arsenal at the weekend.
Chelsea also have a tricky EFL Cup second leg tie with Tottenham to contend with meaning there is every chance Maurizio Sarri may opt to play a weakened team against the Owls.
That may be Wednesday’s only opportunity of progressing to the fifth round after needing a replay to dispose of League One side Luton Town in the third round.
Chelsea are favourites and should get the win, but it will be a tough affair with Chelsea embroiled in a top four fight meaning the Cup may be deemed surplus to requirements.
However, Chelsea did overcome Wednesday’s Championship opponents Nottingham Forest 2-0 in the last round and there is little to suggest that scoreline is not on the cards in this contest as well.
- Chelsea to win to nil
Sheffield Wednesday have only scored four times in their six outings in all competitions with Chelsea boasting two clean sheets in their last three at home, making this the way to go with top betting sites for a Blues clean sheet.
- Two goals in the game
Chelsea have netted two goals per game in their last two Stamford Bridge encounters including the win over Forest in the third round and have scored exactly two goals in 50% of their last 14 games.
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Head to Head
The year 2000 was the last time the pair met in any competition.
That was back in the Premier League and although Chelsea are firm favourites this time round, it was Sheffield Wednesday who recorded a 1-0 win at Hillsborough in that particular clash.
Chelsea did however win the last FA Cup meeting between the two in February 1999 in a steady 1-0 victory.
This will be the 17th FA Cup tie overall between the two, having first met in the competition in 1913.
- Chelsea are the current defending holders of the FA Cup and have won the competition a total of eight times.
- Sheffield Wednesday have won the FA Cup three times but not since 1935.
- The pair first met in the competition in 1913 with Sheffield Wednesday winning 7-1 on aggregate after a replay was needed.
- This will be the first since FA Cup tie between the sides since 1999.