The stuttering steamtrain that is the Chelsea express heads north for an FA Cup clash with Middlesbrough. It is the one remaining chance for Rafa Benitez and his boys to salvage something from what has been an abject season by their high standards.
Middlesbrough may no longer have the likes of Juninho, Emerson and Ravanelli to call on, but on home soil Tony Mowbray’s men are a handy outfit.
11 of their 16 wins in the Championship this term have come at the Riverside so expect the Boro make a fast start. But we feel the class of Chelsea will ultimately win out so we’ll have a bit of 6/1 with bet365 for the Blues to come from behind and win.