The ‘little horse’ in the race to be Premier League champions find themselves as the new favourites after the shock results for Arsenal and Manchester City on Saturday.
Jose Mourinho’s side are now outright favourites at a best price of 5/4 with Coral (who have a £50.00 Free Bet for new customers), and most online bookmakers.
I know that on paper Chelsea had what looked a relatively easy fixture at home to Newcastle, but those are the sort of matches I can see Chelsea potentially struggling in.
Chelsea are tactically great at setting up to get a result in a big match, but when it comes to breaking down a team who are intent on defending and hoping to nick a point, I don’t think they are at their most comfortable.
I believe this is mainly down to Chelsea not having a top notch striker, and is why I kind of see what Mourinho is saying when he talks about building towards next season.
I know there is an element of mind games in there (with regard to this year’s league), but I generally do believe he is building towards next year.
People are now also starting to whisper about the Chelsea treble. For Chelsea to win the Premier League, Champions League and FA Cup, you can now get 100/1 with BetVictor (£25.00 Free Bet for new customers).
Onto City and Arsenal, and who seen that result coming at Anfield yesterday? I certainly didn’t, and with a run of games coming up that will define Arsenal’s season, they didn’t need to start off with a thrashing like that.
Liverpool are now 14/1 to win the Premier League with Paddy Power after their thrashing of Arsenal on Saturday.
I don’t think too many people fancied Norwich to get anything out of their match against Manchester City either. The worrying aspect for City fans must be the fact they haven’t scored in two matches now, and with Barcelona on the horizon, it is not a good time to be running out of form. They need Sergio Aguero back as soon as possible.
City are now out to 2nd favourites, they are a best price of 11/8, while Arsenal are now out to 7/1, both with Coral.
The City quadruple odds are now out to a best price of 66/1 with BetVictor.