Premier League on Betfair: Chelsea win again but Lampard keeps City in touch
The leading two both used their Saturday 3pm kick-offs to pull clear of the chasing pack while Burnley and West Brom picked up valuable wins at the bottom...
"The champions, weakened by the absence of Aguero, saw Edin Dzeko suffer a pre-match injury and then lost Vincent Kompany limp off after 77 minutes. City are [3.85] to win the league while Chelsea trade at [1.48]."
It was all too easy for Chelsea once again as the Blues waltzed to a Premier League win over 10-man Hull City today.
But Manchester City kept pace with the fellow title rivals with a win of their own, defeating Leicester by a solitary goal. Frank Lampard again on target for the defending champions.
At the bottom Burnley and West Brom both picked up valuable wins to boost their hopes of survival.
With no early kick-off, six matches began at the standard time and it was Chelsea who scored the first goal of the day through Eden Hazard's sixth goal of the season. A testy game saw Tom Huddlestone sent off midway through the second-half and the Blues capitalised soon after through Diego Costa. With rival Sergio Aguero out for at least a month, the Spaniard is [2.1] favourite to win the Golden Boot.
Lampard used to have plausible claims to winning that particular prize and he still retains an eye for goal, scoring the only one in City's win at Leicester. The champions, weakened by the absence of Aguero, saw Edin Dzeko suffer a pre-match injury and then lost Vincent Kompany limp off after 77 minutes. City are [3.85] to win the league while Chelsea trade at [1.48].
Leicester's defeat leaves them bottom of the league and they are just [1.55] to go down. Punters are not fooled by Hull's poor results and Steve Bruce's side are still [2.86] to fall out of the Premier League. Burnley, 1-0 winners over Southampton today, are [1.44] favourites. West Brom are out to [4.5] in the market after a 1-0 win over Aston Villa, who had Kieran Richardson sent off in the first-half.
West Ham have been flying along but were held to a 1-1 draw by stalemate specialists Sunderland at the Stadium of Light while that socreline was replicated at Selhurst Park, where Crystal Palace hosted Stoke.
In the late kick-off Arsenal moved level on points with Southampton in fifth thanks to a comfortable 4-1 win over Newcastle at the Emirates Stadium.
A brace each from Olivier Giroud - matched at [7.2] to score first - and Santi Cazorla sealed the victory, with the 4-1 Correct Score being matched at [36.0]. Ayoze Perez scored a consolation for the Magpies.
The Gunners are available to back at [1.48] in the Top 4 Finish market following this evening's win.