Chelsea can't Adam 'n eve it
Ancelotti is sweating on the fitness of Luiz. He starred in the win against Manchester United last week and he has given the fans a glimmer of hope that Chelsea can retain the Premier League title.
He picked up a hamstring strain in the clash and has not trained since the game. Chelsea fans can be boosted by the news that Blackpool are without the suspended Charlie Adam and DJ Campbell.
They are pivotal players and although Holloway should be manager of the season, Chelsea were a different class when they beat Blackpool four goals to nil earlier this season. Chelsea are as short as 3/10, the draw is 9/2 and a Blackpool win is 8/1.
Holloway has admitted that his side are not the same without their two star players and I cannot see them getting a result against The Blues. One man who will be desperate to impress against the Tangerines is the former Liverpool star Torres.
He is still without a goal and he is too short at 4/7 to find the net. However, if you think Torres can thrive for Chelsea against Blackpool, our Match Winner offers '4/1' that he can score two or more goals. He is looking sharper, has played well alongside Anelka and the goals will start flowing.
He should start alongside Drogba or Anelka. Drogba has been relegated to the bench and he actually looks like he cares when he takes to the field. He is 10/3 to score the first goal and it would not be a surprise if Ancelotti tried the Ivorian alongside Torres.
In the match handicaps market, you can back Blackpool plus two goals at 10/11. If Adam and DJ Campbell were playing that would be a massive price after Chelsea's indifferent season and their inability to win matches and finish off opposition. However, without their midfield anchorman the likes of Lampard and Essien can take control.
The Seasiders have claimed several noticeable scalps this season but they are playing Chelsea at the wrong time. Blackpool have also only managed to win one of their last eight games and they could still get relegated (11/10).
Both teams to score is 8/11 and Blackpool have been quite impressive in front of goal. An interesting stat is that Blackpool have allowed their opponents more shots on target against them than any other team this season. Again, looking at that stat the Torres to score two or more holds more appeal at 4/1.
I would look at the goalscorer markets for some value, I have no interest in the handicap or ninety minute markets. Chelsea's defenders have scored seven goals between them in the league this season and Blackpool are vulnerable at set pieces.
I would back the 16/1 on Ivanovic and the 20/1 for Terry to score the first goal. The anytime goalscorer prices are also reasonable, Ivanovic is 6/1 and Terry is 7/1. They both love to surge forward and they can find the net.