West London giants Chelsea have to win their Premier League clash with Welsh side Cardiff City to boost their hopes of making it to the Champions League next season.
Chelsea failed to qualify for the competition this season and their participation next season is in serious doubt.
The Blues can still qualify for the Champions League through two routes.
They can secure a return to Europe’s premier competition either through the league route or the Europa League route.
They are already in the quarterfinals of the Europa League where they will face Czech Republic outfit Slavia Prague for a spot in the last four of the competition.
In the league, Chelsea are currently in the sixth position with a lot of ground to make up on the other teams jostling for Champions League football.
Tottenham Hotspur, Manchester United and Arsenal are the other teams battling with Chelsea for just two spots.
Chelsea are four points adrift of Tottenham in third place and three points adrift of Manchester United in fourth place.
A win over relegation-threatened Cardiff City away from home will boost the Blues’ top-four bid.
Chelsea’s victory is at the odds of 1.43 according to Surebet247 while the odds for a stalemate is 4.45.
An unlikely win for the hosts is at the odds of 8.00.