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Premier League on Betfair: Burnley produce huge shock to defeat champions

Alexandre Lacazette scored within just 94 seconds of his Premier League debut
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It's been a crazy start to the new Premier League season with the early live games producing goals galore while Saturday afternoon's game produced an almighty shock and a superb start for Huddersfield. Mike Norman rounds up the latest odds...


To Win the Premier League;

- Man City [2.56]
- Man Utd [4.6]
- Chelsea [7.6]
- Tottenham [10.0]
- Arsenal [11.5]
- Liverpool [16.5]

*Exchange Odds correct as of 5pm Saturday 12 August

Defending champions Chelsea were on the wrong end of a huge shock at Stamford Bridge this afternoon as Burnley left with all three points thanks to a 3-2 victory, a scoreline that was matched at [220.0] in the Correct Score market.

The Blues' cause wasn't helped when Gary Cahill received a straight red card in the 14th minute but the Clarets were clinical in taking advantage, strolling to a 3-0 half-time lead thanks to goals from Sam Vokes (two) and Stephen Ward.

Antonio Conte introduced Alvaro Morata just before the hour mark and the club record signing reduced the arrears shortly after, before David Luiz scored Chelsea's second - despite being down to nine men after Cesc Fabregas was dismissed for a second yellow card - with approximately 15 minutes remaining.

Chelsea almost snatched a dramatic equaliser at the death but it was Sean Dyche's men - matched at [30.0] in the Match Odds market - that clung on to record a famous victory.

It was no surprise to see the Blues drift out to [7.6] in the Premier League Winner market after the game, while Burnley eased slightly in the Relegation market, now available to back at [2.4].


Gunners triumph in stunning seven-goal curtain raiser


Arsenal and Leicester raised the curtain on the new Premier League season by playing out an enthralling seven-goal thriller on Friday night, with the Gunners scoring twice in the last 10 minutes to win 4-3.

Club record signing Alexandre Lacazette, making his Premier League debut, couldn't have wished to get off to a better start when after just 94 seconds he headed home a right-wing cross to put Arsene Wenger's men in front. But the Gunners' lead was short lived, Shinji Okazaki levelled inside five minutes, before two Jamie Vardy goals either side of a late Danny Welbeck first-half strike put the Foxes 3-2 ahead.

But substitutions proved pivotal to the outcome of the game; Leicester boss Craig Shakespeare elected to try and add to his side's advantage by bringing on a striker (Kelechi Iheanacho) for a midfielder (Matty James) and that proved to be a costly error.

Instead it was Wenger's substitutions that came up with the goals to snatch victory as first Aaron Ramsey drilled home from inside the box before Olivier Giroud rose highest to head home a late corner to send the Emirates Stadium into raptures.

Immediately after the game Arsenal shortened to [13.0] to win the title (though that shortened ever further after Chelsea's shock defeat), but perhaps a more realistic target is a Top 4 Finish, for which they can be backed at [1.8].


Liverpool pegged back at the death


Saturday's early kick-off produced a dramatic 3-3 draw between Watford and Liverpool, meaning a total of 13 goals had been scored in the season's first two games.

The Hornets twice led at Vicarage Road thanks to goals from Stefano Okaka and Abdoulaye Doucoure but a trio of strikes from Sadio Mane, Roberto Firmino, and Mo Salah gave Jurgen Klopp's men a somewhat underserved lead early in the second half.

But in the third minute of stoppage time, with the Reds trading at long odds-on - [1.04] in the Match Odds market - to take all three points, Miguel Britos headed home from close range to salvage a point for the home side.

Liverpool are available to back at [2.16] for a Top 4 Finish, while Watford can be backed at [3.2] in the Relegation market.


Superb start for the Terriers


Elsewhere on Saturday afternoon there were 1-0 wins for Everton and West Brom over Stoke and Bournemouth respectively, while Southampton and Swansea played out a goalless draw at St Mary's, but there was another shock result at Selhurst Park where Premier League new boys Huddersfield recorded a famous 3-0 victory.

That scoreline was matched at [130.0] in the Correct Score market, and such was the magnitude of the win that Sky Sports bucked a trend by showing the league table after just one game, the reason, David Wagner's men were top of the pile with a plus three goal difference.

Despite the win Huddersfield still remain among the favourites for the drop, available to back at [1.9] to be relegated.


Premier League Results

Arsenal 4 - 3 Leicester
Watford 3 - 3 Liverpool
Chelsea 2 - 3 Burnley
Crystal Palace 0 - 3 Huddersfield
Everton 1 - 0 Stoke
Southampton 0 - 0 Swansea
West Brom 1 - 0 Bournemouth

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