Saturday, May 15, 2010


Chelsea have been made huge favourites and it is hard to disagree with that. They have scored an incredible 17 goals without reply in winning their last three EPL games whilst taking the title and have a 5-0 win at Fratton Park from March 24 still fresh in their memories. They could have scored any number that day and it is difficult to see the wide open spaces of Wembley (although playing surfaces are similar in size) not suiting them even better, I fear for Portsmouth today ! Pompey did see off Tottenham here in the semis, but that day Spurs had 31 attempts at goal and on another day might easily have scored four .

I expect Chelsea to win with a degree of comfort, but prefer a little on Frank Lampard to score. We have talked in the past about FL and the fact that his goals come in groups, with a barren spell usually followed by a really hot streak. Since scoring in the last meeting between these two, that's nine starts, he has scored in seven matches, 11 goals in total, he will take any penalties, there will be no wrestling for the ball with Drogba today and I suspect Lampard will be extra hungry to impress after missing out on the PFA team of the season, in arguably his best season for several years. This is said to have hurt FL, especially with several others chosen having missed large chunks of the season through injury and I do not think it is coincidence that his performance levels have stepped up since the "team" was announced.

Frank Lampard to score at anytime 2.0 general quote .... up to 2.10 available in a place.

Good Luck.

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