Event Date: 9 February 2013 23 CET
Coming off a heartbreaking loss, Chelsea hopes to use a six-day break to get their winning form back just in time for next weekend’s clash with Wigan Athletic.
Chelsea’s futile run continued Saturday after Newcastle United’s new member Moussa Sissoko scored twice in the second half to complete a shocking 3-2 win over the Blues at St. James Park.
With the loss, Chelsea (13-7-6, 46 points) saw their grip on the third spot of the English Premier League standings slipping away with surging Arsenal (12-8-6, 44 points) now trailing them by just two points.
The four-game winless streak proved to be the toughest stretch Chelsea ever experienced since the arrival of Rafael Benitez.
The trio of Frank Lampard, Juan Matta, and Fernando Torres hasn’t been explosive of late with Torres struggling again to put the ball into the back of the net.
On Saturday, Chelsea will be facing a Wigan Athletic team that has been unbeaten in the last three games. Wigan also successfully advanced to the next round of the FA Cup with a 1-0 victory over Macclesfield Town in the fourth round.
Bet365 has Chelsea the favorite going into their next match at 1.33 while Wigan stands as the huge underdog at 9.00. A deadlock is available at 5.00.