New favourites in title race

Chelsea are Sky Bet's favourites to win the Premier League title for the first time since August after they went top on Saturday.

Last Updated: 08/02/14 at 19:32 Post Comment

Eden Hazard scored a hat-trick for Chelsea

Eden Hazard scored a hat-trick for Chelsea

Chelsea are Sky Bet's favourites to win the Premier League title for the first time since August after moved top of the table on Saturday.

Having seen previous leaders Arsenal thumped 5-1 by Liverpool in the first match of the day, the Blues took full advantage with a 3-0 victory over Newcastle while Manchester City dropped points as they were held to a 0-0 draw at Norwich.

Saturday's results saw Jose Mourinho's men cut to 5/4 from 2/1 for the title while City are out from evens to 11/8 and Arsenal have drifted from 9/2 to 15/2.

Despite their impressive victory in the early kick-off, Liverpool remain double-figure odds at 12/1, having started the day at 16/1, as they sit six points behind the Blues.


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At the other end of the table, Crystal Palace are odds-against for relegation for the first time this season after continuing their revival under Tony Pulis with a 3-1 victory over West Brom.

Sky Bet Head of Football Trading Paul Wiggins said: "The majority of our punters have been convinced that the trophy will be heading to the Etihad this season with over three times as much money going on them than Chelsea.

"City were actually in 50 per cent of all accumulators on Saturday and their slip up has seen the Blues cut to the shortest price they've been all season."


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e have the personnel. The trick is keeping them fit. Carrick and Blind have missed large chunks of the season, while the defence has been one muddled mess of intermittent stooges, all coming and going at various intervals thus far. We may be just short of title winning quality, but we're half way through. An injury crisis to either of the top two could change things. Optimistic, yes, but not unrealistic.

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arish is the man to blame for this shambles. Pulis must be chuckling into his left over turkey sandwich. I pray this doesn't mean the Neil Warnock media machine will kick in now and he'll be back on the telly box.

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e almost found a new way to lose, just when I thought it was getting boring Giroud does that. Although Arsenal are deservedly called 'soft' the entire midfield is out injured. Still must admit MU are managing to win despite a similar raft of absentees. Think the Gunners have good players but poorly coached.

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