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Chelsea head FA Cup betting after taking care of Man City’s kids

| 22.02.2016

Chelsea interim boss Guus Hiddink is yet to lose an FA Cup tie and the bookies believe the Dutchman has a great chance of maintaining that proud record.

His Blues outfit are the 3/1 favourites to lift the trophy this season following a 5-1 thumping of Manuel Pellegrini’s youthful Manchester City side.

Following their resounding Fifth Round victory the Pensioners drew Everton in the last-eight, themselves handy winners on Saturday night.

The Toffees’ 2-0 success at Bournemouth saw them slashed from 14/1 to 8/1 before being further cut to 7s.

Elsewhere, Arsenal are 10/3 to win the competition for a third year in a row although the Gunners must negotiate a tricky trip to Hull City after the Championship high-flyers earned a juicy Replay.

Manchester United are next best in the betting at 4/1 while 1990 finalists Crystal Palace are available at 7/1 and Dimitri Payet-inspired West Ham are 8s to win a fourth FA Cup  this season.

FA Cup Sixth Round draw:

Reading v Crystal Palace

Everton v Chelsea

Arsenal or Hull v Watford

Shrewsbury Town or Man United v West Ham

Ties to be played between 11-14 March.

Latest Ladbrokes Betting:

FA Cup Winner

Chelsea – 3/1

Arsenal 10/3

Man United – 4/1

Everton – 7/1

Crystal Palace – 7/1

West Ham – 8/1

Watford – 20/1

Reading – 40/1

Hull – 66/1

Click here for the latest FA Cup odds.

All Odds and Markets are correct as of the date of publishing.



William Geldart

William contributed to a number of online football blogs before finally finding his pot of gold at the end of the rainbow alongside the rest of the Ladbrokes News team. Now indulging passions for football, horse racing, greyhounds, boxing and political betting. Supports Wycombe Wanderers and can be spotted at various lower league and non-league grounds across the country.