After a full midweek round of Premier League fixtures Mike Norman updates all the significant markets affecting both ends of the table...
Chelsea are the 1.9420/21 favourites to win the Premier League title after recording their 10th consecutive victory to go six points clear at the top of the table.
Cesc Fabregas, making a rare start under Antonio Conte, scored the only goal of the game when he fired into the far corner just before half time.
The victory ensures Chelsea will be top of the table at Christmas and Blues fans will be encouraged by the fact that on the four previous occasions they were in the same position they went on to win the title.
Conte's men are odds-on in the Winner market for the first time this season having been matched at a high of 32.031/1 just before their magnificent winning run commenced.
Gunners falter but City and Reds get back on track
Arsenal's excellent recent run ended on Tuesday night when they let slip a 1-0 lead at Goodison Park before eventually losing 2-1.
The Gunners have been matched at a low of 4.77/2 to win the title but are now out to 8.615/2 after falling six points behind leaders Chelsea.
Manchester City are second favourites in the Winner market after they followed back-to-back league defeats with a 2-0 win over Watford at the Etihad Stadium.
Pep Guardiola's men had conceded seven goals in their two previous league games but goals from Pablo Zabaleta and David Silva, to go with a confidence-boosting clean sheet, sealed a first home victory in almost three months.
City can be backed at 5.95/1 to win the title, just ahead of Liverpool, 7.613/2, who got back to winning ways with a convincing 3-0 win over Middlesbrough at the Riverside Stadium.
Jurgen Klopp's men had taken just one point from two recent league games against Bournemouth and West Ham but they bounced back to form with goals from Adam Lallana (two) and Divock Origi.
Easy win for Spurs but United leave it late
Tottenham are just three points behind fourth-placed Man City after recording a convincing 3-0 victory over Premier League strugglers Hull.
The Lilywhites had Christian Eriksen and Victor Wanyama to thank for the win and they can now be backed at 2.3611/8 in the Top 4 Finish market.
Manchester United made it back-to-back league wins for the first time since August though they needed a late Zlatan Ibrahimovic goal to seal the points. Paul Pogba had earlier gave Jose Mourinho's side the lead but a second half strike from James McArthur appeared to rescue a point for the Eagles.
But just as the game looked to be heading towards a stalemate up stepped Ibrahimovic to finish superbly from an acute angle to secure the win.
United can be backed at 2.526/4 to finish in the top four this season.
Bad night for the strugglers
In additions to Sunderland, Middlesbrough, Hull and Crystal Palace losing on Wednesday night Swansea also suffered defeat when they lost 3-0 at West Brom, while Burnley's 1-0 defeat at West Ham means of the current bottom eight clubs in the table, seven suffered reversals in midweek.
Punters appear convinced that Hull will be back playing Championship football next season however with Mike Phelan's men the strong 1.232/9 favourites in the Relegation market, ahead of Sunderland (1.548/15), Burnley (1.9420/21), and Swansea (2.265/4).