Chelsea 1.67 to win Premier League title
Chelsea might have lost their previous top flight game at White Hart Lane after being roundly outplayed by Tottenham Hotspur, although Antonio Conte’s men were able to bounce back at the King Power Stadium to record a 3-0 victory.
It means that the Blues keep the chasing pack at arm’s length, with Chelsea seven points clear of Tottenham and Liverpool, with some questioning whether the London side will drop many more points this season.
Chelsea are no bigger than 1.66 (4/7) William Hill to win the 2016/17 title, with a potential curveball being thrown at them in the form of a Diego Costa bust-up, although Conte was at pains to claim that his striker was merely suffering from an injury and wouldn’t be sold during the January transfer window.
Costa is supposedly back in the Chelsea squad for Sunday’s clash against Hull City, although there continue to be rumours concerning the forward potentially signing for a Chinese club and there are large sums of money being waved in his face.
Tottenham Hotspur are up to second, winning their past six matches and arguably looking like the best side in the Premier League right now, although Mauricio Pochettino’s team are a 9.00 (8/1) chance with BetVictor .
Spurs are headed to Manchester City this weekend for what looks like a humdinger and perhaps this is where City’s title hopes are finally extinguished, although Pep Guardiola has already thrown in the towel.
City were pre-season favourites and opened the campaign with an excellent winning run, although it’s been a tough few months for Guardiola and City are now out to 17.00(16/1) with Paddy Power to be crowned champions.
Liverpool are a 7.50 (13/2) chance to win the Premier League this season and they earned a 1-1 draw at Old Trafford on Sunday, although Jurgen Klopp will rue the fact that his team were unable to cling on to the 1-0 lead or even extend it against a Manchester United side that resorted to long ball.
Jose Mourinho’s team look too far off the pace to challenge for the major domestic trophy this term, with United now 21.00 (20/1) with Ladbrokes to get the job done and the Red Devils could still put together a winning run and get into contention.
Arsenal will also fancy their chances of having a say and they recovered from a slow start at the Liberty Stadium to claim a 4-0 win. The Gunners are 13.00 (12/1) with bet365 to be champions some fifteen years after their last title success and they are managing to just about keep up.
However, it all comes down to whether Chelsea can keep their noses in front and this weekend’s clash with Hull represents another opportunity to get further clear.