Barnsley vs Chelsea betting tips: Preview, predictions & odds

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Barnsley vs Chelsea betting tips

This article covers Barnsley vs Chelsea betting tips and predictions.

Also included is a thorough Barnsley vs Chelsea betting preview.

Note: All odds mentioned in this article are correct at the time of publishing and are subject to change.

 

Barnsley vs Chelsea: Match details

Match: Barnsley vs Chelsea

Competition: FA Cup

Date: February 11, 2021

Kick-off time: 8:00 pm, February 11, 2021 (UK time)

Stadium: Oakwell Ground

Barnsley vs Chelsea betting tips: Preview, predictions & odds

Chelsea’s German midfielder Kai Havertz (R) runs with the ball as Everton’s English midfielder Ben Godfrey (L) close in during the English Premier League football match between Everton and Chelsea at Goodison Park in Liverpool, north west England on December 12, 2020. (Photo by Clive Brunskill / POOL / AFP)

Betting prediction: Barnsley 0-3 Chelsea

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Credit to Barnsley for reaching this stage of the competition, especially after ousting Championship table-toppers Norwich 1-0 in the process. But the Tykes have locked horns with Chelsea once this season already, in the EFL Cup. Chelsea ran out 6-0 winners, a result that included a hat-trick from new-boy Kai Havertz. Chelsea should be very comfortable, but by what scoreline, who knows.

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Correct Score: Chelsea 3-0 

It’s never easy to nail-down the right scoreline, especially when this has the potential to go about twenty different ways. Considering the hefty scoreline in their EFL Cup meeting, there is always the potential that Chelsea could thrash Barnsley once again. However, with Thomas Tuchel still new at Stamford Bridge, his system hardly imbedded yet, and the likelihood of rotation, this could be a sound one to bank on.

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This is more or less self explanatory and relatively straight forward. Given the previous meeting, the improvement in Chelsea’s all-around structure on the pitch, and Barnsley’s struggles in recent appearances, Chelsea should come away with a clean sheet and a very comfortable result.

Barnsley vs Chelsea: What are the betting odds?

Barnsley vs Chelsea – recent form and head to head statistics

Barnsley vs Chelsea FC form
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Latest match form, last 5 games:
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Atletico Madrid vs Chelsea FC - 0:1
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Southampton FC vs Chelsea FC - 1:1
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Chelsea FC vs Newcastle United FC - 2:0
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Last 5 games for Barnsley
February 24, 2021 Championship 20/21 Barnsley 2 - 0 Stoke City
February 20, 2021 Championship 20/21 Bristol City 0 - 1 Barnsley
February 17, 2021 Championship 20/21 Barnsley 2 - 1 Blackburn Rovers
February 14, 2021 Championship 20/21 Brentford FC 0 - 2 Barnsley
February 11, 2021 FA Cup 20/21 Barnsley 0 - 1 Chelsea FC
Last 5 games for Chelsea FC
February 23, 2021 UEFA Champions League 20/21 Atletico Madrid 0 - 1 Chelsea FC
February 20, 2021 Premier League 20/21 Southampton FC 1 - 1 Chelsea FC
February 15, 2021 Premier League 20/21 Chelsea FC 2 - 0 Newcastle United FC
February 11, 2021 FA Cup 20/21 Barnsley 0 - 1 Chelsea FC
February 7, 2021 Premier League 20/21 Sheffield United FC 1 - 2 Chelsea FC
Barnsley vs Chelsea FC FA Cup 20/21 form
Barnsley Chelsea FC
3 Matches played 3
2 Matches won 3
44 Goal attempts 30
16 Shots on goal 12
12 Shots off goal 12
22 Corner kicks 15
20% Average ball possession 49%
16 Shots blocked 6
30 Free kicks 20
5 Offsides 4
3 Goals by foot 7
3 Goals scored 8
1 Goals conceded 1
0 Goals by head 1
Barnsley vs Chelsea FC statistics for most recent head to head matches
Barnsley Chelsea FC
5 Matches 5
3 Home Matches 2
2 Away Matches 3
1 Total Goals 15
0.2 Average Goals Scored 3
1 Wins 4
4 Losses 1
0 Draws 0
Last 5 games & match results between Barnsley and Chelsea FC
February 11, 2021 FA Cup 20/21 Barnsley 0 - 1 Chelsea FC
September 23, 2020 EFL Cup 20/21 Chelsea FC 6 - 0 Barnsley
March 8, 2008 FA Cup 07/08 Barnsley 1 - 0 Chelsea FC
January 31, 1998 Premier League 97/98 Chelsea FC 2 - 0 Barnsley
August 24, 1997 Premier League 97/98 Barnsley 0 - 6 Chelsea FC


Barnsley vs Chelsea betting tips: Preview, predictions & odds

WOLVERHAMPTON, ENGLAND – DECEMBER 15: Timo Werner of Chelsea runs with the ball during the Premier League match between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Chelsea at Molineux on December 15, 2020 in Wolverhampton, England. The match will be played without fans, behind closed doors as a Covid-19 precaution. (Photo by Darren Walsh/Chelsea FC via Getty Images)

Barnsley vs Chelsea: Match preview

After a start to the 2020-21 Championship campaign that saw Barnsley go winless in their first-seven fixtures, the Tykes hit an improved overall vein of for for a two-month period from late October to late December. On two separate occasions, the South Yorkshire outfit won four matches in five, but their current run of five without a three-point haul comes at a period where they risk falling away from the promotion race.

After finishing just outside of the drop zone in 2019-20, the only way is up for Barnsley. Full credit should be attributed in their ousting of Championship front-runners Norwich from the FA Cup as well, sending Daniel Farke’s Canaries crashing out in the fourth round of the competition. And despite their poor run at the moment, Barnsley still sit just nine points out of a promotion place, and four points adrift of seventh-placed Middlesbrough. The season is far from over for Barnsley, but a joust with Premier League giant Chelsea is fully expected to deflate their tires in their bid to drive to Wembley.

Still and yet, anything is possible in the FA Cup. With Thomas Tuchel trying to cement himself into the fabric of Stamford Bridge since his arrival, the German tactician could experiment tactically, and that could give Barnsley a window to spring a surprise on the Blues. Cauley Woodrow could play a pivotal role as usual for Valérian Ismaël, with the English centre-forward leading the club in goals in the league (9), while also taking the second-highest volume of shots this season, averaging 3.4/game. It is unlikely that Barnsley can perpetrate the unexpected, but nothing is completely ruled out in a knockout competition.

The good times under Thomas Tuchel look to continue for Chelsea

It’s ten points from a possible twelve now for Chelsea after the sacking of Frank Lampard allowed the club to bring in ex-PSG, Borussia Dortmund, and Mainz 05 manager Thomas Tuchel. The expected initial shot in the arm under a new regime has been in full swing for the Blues, who have registered wins against Tottenham, Burnley, Sheffield United, while also fighting to a 0-0 draw against Wolves in Tuchel’s first match in charge.

But there is still much to be done for the native of Krumbach, who undoubtedly will be expected to re-kindle a fire under the club on the pitch and push for honours this season if possible; that includes the FA Cup, which the club last won in 2018. One of the biggest demands from Tuchel early in his tenure at Stamford Bridge will be to get a tune out of the entire orchestra; a task that Lampard fell well short of in his time on the touchline.

The FA Cup, despite the status of it, can still be viewed as the perfect time to see if any improvement can be observed for players like Hakim Ziyech, who have failed to make the level of impact many – including himself – would have expected.

With the resumption of the Champions League just two weeks away, and a difficult date with high-flying Atlético Madrid, the sooner the entire squad begin to hit the requisite performance levels, the sooner the club can begin it’s reemergence in the race for top four. As for their date with Burnley, nothing short of an incredibly comfortable outing will be deemed acceptable.


 

Barnsley team news vs Chelsea

Valérian Ismaël looks set to be without the services of Aapo Halme, Ben Williams, and Liam Kitching. There are no other concerns in the run-up to proceedings.

 

Chelsea team news vs Barnsley

Thiago Silva is expected to miss out on selection for Chelsea’s trip to Barnsley despite his injury being less serious than first expected.

Christian Pulisic’s status is unclear after his absence due to family reasons. If available, the American international could be given a chance to stake a regular place under Tuchel.

Timo Werner should be available but it is unclear if he will be rested or if Tuchel will once again keep faith in the German international.

Expect rotation from Tuchel, who may see this as the perfect opportunity to assess the rest of his squad again.


 

Predicted Barnsley line-up vs Chelsea

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Predicted Chelsea line-up vs Barnsley

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Barnsley vs Chelsea betting tips: Preview, predictions & odds

What time is kick off between Barnsley vs Chelsea?
20:00, Thursday 11 February 2021
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Barnsley 0-3 Chelsea