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Premier League on Betfair: Chelsea and Liverpool extend advantage over troubled Tottenham

Liverpool's two Brazilians contributed three goals at Brighton
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Liverpool and Chelsea have opened up a significant points gap over Spurs following today's results in the Premier League

"Tottenham have now won just once in their last six Premier League fixtures, beating Crystal Palace at Wembley back in early November but suffering three defeats (two admittedly at the hands of United and Arsenal). Once backed at [1.28] to finish in the Champions League positions, Tottenham are out to [2.5]."

With the Manchester giants kicking off in the weekend's latter fixtures the pressure was on the chasing pack to keep pace. Chelsea and Liverpool managed it, but Spurs slipped again.

Red-hot Liverpool scorch Brighton backline

Liverpool have been excellent in the last month and they brought that superb form to a potentially tricky game at Brighton, going 2-0 up in the first 45 minutes and extended that lead just three minutes after the restart. A Glenn Murray penalty offered a little hope but Chris Hughton's men were unable to add another and Philippe Coutinho free-kick and a Lewis Dunk own-goal added a dominant look to the scoreline. Over 5.5 goals was backed at [46.0] in-play on the Betfair Exchange.

Jurgen Klopp's side are now four points clear of Spurs and odds-on to finish the season in the top four.

Chelsea come-from-behind to beat Benitez's boys

Chelsea began the day with a 3-1 defeat of Newcastle. The scoreline makes it look easy but the Blues found themselves a goal behind to the visitors early in the first-half. The champions produced a professional performance, however, rattling off goals from Eden Hazard (two) and Alvaro Morata to join Manchester United on 32 points (ahead of the evening kick-off at Arsenal). Chelsea are [22.0] to retain their Premier League crown.

Sanchez sending-off undoes Spurs

Spurs' woes continued with a 1-1 draw at Watford. Down to an early first-half goal from Christian Kabasele, Spurs were back in it via Son Heung-min, but then found themselves down to 10 men after the break when Davinson Sanchez was sent off for an apparent elbow on Richarlison.

Tottenham have now won just once in their last six Premier League fixtures, beating Crystal Palace at Wembley back in early November but suffering three defeats (two admittedly at the hands of United and Arsenal). Once backed at [1.28] to finish in the Champions League positions, Tottenham are out to [2.5].

Allardyce off the mark with a win

The Big Sam era begin with what the Betfair markets suggested - a comfortable home win. Goals from Gylfi Siggurdsson and Dominic Calvert-Lewin sealed the win that springs Everton up to 10th. In the day's other games, Leicester put an end to Burnley's outstanding away run with a 1-0 win, Stoke came from behind to beat Swansea 2-1 while West Brom and Crystal Palace drew 0-0.

Swansea are the only team to trade at odds-on in Betfair's Relegation betting.

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