Premier League on Betfair: Shock as Man City lose at Chelsea
It was a very busy day in the Premier League with seven games being played (plus Tottenham still to play). Jasmine Baba tries to make sense of today's action...
"Manchester United added to Fulham's defensive woes by beating them 4-1, including a Romelu Lukaku goal which is his first competitive goal for Man Utd at Old Trafford since March."
Chelsea climb back up in the league after their surprising 2-0 win against defending champions Manchester City. The first defeat to be inflicted on the Mancunian club.
A fairly quiet first half was abruptly halted when N'Golo Kante blasted Eden Hazard's pass into the top corner to put Chelsea 1-0 ahead. Man City had most of the possession and attempts but was met by a solid Blues' defence several times.
With the Citizens failing to take advantage, Chelsea doubled their lead from a David Luiz header, and oddly, City looked surprisingly flat, and showed no real tactic in getting back into the game.
The victory sees the Blues at [2.22] to finish in the Top Three this season, and a hefty [70.0] to win the league.
Mo Salah Liverpool's man again
It wasn't a good afternoon for Bournemouth fans as they saw their side drubbed 4-0 at the Vitality Stadium, with Mohammed Salah the main talking point as he scored a hat-trick to move up to 10 goals for the season.
With the victory, Liverpool are now at the top of the Premier League with a one-point lead over Man City following their defeat to Chelsea, but can they stay there? The Outright market has them at [3.8] to win the league, but City still hold all the cards leading the betting at [1.43].
Salah's hat-trick makes him joint-top goalscorer with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and has shortened in the betting market to [4.3].
Arsenal keep pressure on Top Four
Arsenal made it 21 games unbeaten across all competitions but left it late against Huddersfield, winning 1-0 in a match that saw seven yellow cards in the first half of football.
The plucky Terriers couldn't keep the Gunners out forever and let in a overhead kick from Lucas Torreira in the 83rd minute to move Arsenal back above Tottenham in the table, with Spurs yet to play later this evening.
The result sees Arsenal at [2.0] to finish in the Top Four at the end of the season.
Huddersfield remain one of the strong favourites to end up being relegated at [1.58] after three losses on the bounce.
And Manchester United strengthen their grip
Manchester United added to Fulham's defensive woes by beating them 4-1, including a Romelu Lukaku goal which is his first competitive goal for Man Utd at Old Trafford since March. They're still eight points off Top Four which is why they're [8.0] to finish in the Champions League spots.
The Cottagers have now conceded 40 goals in 16 games, and it goes from bad to worse with their relegation at an odds-on [1.87].
West Ham jump up to the top half of table, Burnley win
Elsewhere West Ham made it three wins in a row as they move up to 10th in the table after their 3-2 win over Crystal Palace.
Burnley are now out of the relegation zone with their 1-0 win against Brighton. It was their first win since September and went eight games without such a result, but are still second favourites to go down at [1.61].
Ralph Hasenhuttl still has his work cut out for him at Southampton after his second defeat in charge, this time a 1-0 loss away at Cardiff. The relegation market still has faith in the new Soton boss with their odds still at [3.15]. The Bluebirds, although four points clear of the drop zone, are [1.85].