Chelsea might have seemed like a disparate collection of individuals at the start of the campaign, but Frank Lampard is certainly moulding them into a half-decent outfit now.
After winning only three of their first nine games of the season, Chelsea have won eight of their last ten to move to within two points of the Premier League summit and qualify for the last 16 of the Champions League as group winners.
If the Blues can keep that kind of form up, it may well be a good time to claim shares in some of their players on Football Index.
We’ve listed the price of every member of their squad on the betting platform below, along with our tips on who could win you money in the weeks ahead, but first an introduction to the football stockmarket.
Football Index is a real-money betting platform where you can buy and sell footballers.
You can win money in five different ways:
Capital appreciation: This involves players going up in price
Media Dividends: These reward players that are in the news the most
Match Day Dividends: These reward players that deliver the best on-pitch performances
Team of the Month Dividends: Football Index’s player points system constructs the best XI from a given calendar month, and if it contains your players, you win
‘In-Play Dividends’: These reward you in the first 30 days of investing in a player if they perform well on the pitch.
More detailed information on dividends can be found here.
All the above affects how many traders want to buy a particular player and so how that player is valued on Football Index.
And here’s how Chelsea’s players rank according to their current share prices on the platform, ranging from £2.73 to just £0.17.
As a trader you’re pretty spoilt for choice with that roster.
But let’s narrow down our focus to four players we think could be strong bets for your portfolio.
One tool you can use to assess whether someone is undervalued or not is their one-year high-price point.
Though there are also lots of market dynamics that play into this, it does give an indication as to a certain individual’s worth when the going is good.
For Ziyech, his high-water mark was £3.58 just three months ago.
Given this, and with the Moroccan now down at £1.78, there is potential here.
But it is worth monitoring the former Ajax man’s hamstring, which he damaged against Leeds United on December 5.
His injury absence may mean his value drops further, making him even more of a bargain when he does return to the Chelsea XI, given how well he performed during his run in the side in November.
In Premier League history, has any goalkeeper made a more immediate impact than Mendy?
Chelsea shipped nine goals in their first five Premier League games this season, with Kepa Arrizabalaga and Willy Caballero both looking shaky between the sticks.
But with Mendy starting in the next six, Lampard’s men have conceded just twice.
And in all competitions, the 28-year-old has kept nine clean sheets in 12 outings.
It’s a quite extraordinary record, and one that is regularly putting him in with a shout of winning Match Day Dividends on the index.
He also came close to claiming a spot in November’s Team of the Month, and at under £1, he looks well set to justify your trading faith.
Giroud is Chelsea’s boomerang man – just when you think he’s gone, there he is, hurtling back into view.
He saw off Gonzalo Higuain when the Argentine was signed to challenge him in 2019.
Tammy Abraham then started ahead of him last season, but he clawed his place back.
And Timo Werner arrived this summer but now Giroud has pushed him to the left wing.
Perhaps as someone who has perennially been written off, he’s used to it – and maybe even thrives off the fact.
And for Football Index traders, he could be one of the shrewdest buys of the campaign.
As an example, if you had bought 100 Giroud shares late in November when he was valued at £0.68, then you would’ve made £36 in Match Day Dividends after his four-goal haul against Sevilla in the Champions League – a return of 53% on your overall investment from one game alone!
And that’s without factoring in the winnings he might deliver in the coming months.
A final word on Kurt Zouma.
The giant 26-year-old centre-back has four goals in just 10 Premier League appearances this season, and allied to the shutouts his side are keeping, he could be a very worthwhile Match Day Dividend candidate, especially at £0.60.
Like any betting platform, it’s important to look ahead when building out your portfolio.
If you do decide to splash out on any of our tips, make sure you’ve asked yourself some key questions beforehand, such as:
- Is his place in the starting XI guaranteed?
- Who are his upcoming opponents?
- What are his long-term prospects?
Different trading strategies will mean you ask yourself different questions, but any research of this type should aid you in working out your best holds.
*Some Chelsea players are not yet listed on Football Index
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