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Chelsea FC 500/1 for relegation despite poor Premier League season

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Chelsea now 11/4 to land a top four finish and 14/1 to end up in the bottom half of the Premier League table

It’s been a horrible season for Chelsea so far, with Jose Mourinho having seen his team collect just eleven points from eleven games played.

That sort of games to points ratio normally spells relegation form, with the London side sitting four clear of the drop zone although the bookies feel as though the prospect of Chelsea going down are still extremely remote. William Hill offer 500/1 with an inclusive free bet offer, with Coral the shortest at 100/1.

While relegation is massively unlikely, the prospect of the fans seeing the Blues in the bottom half come the end of the season is a viable one. Crystal Palace, Leicester, Watford and West Ham might all fill positions in the top half and bet365 go 14/1 that Chelsea end up 11th or lower in the table.

In terms of a top four position, you can get 11/4 with Betfred that the champions still end up qualifying for the Champions League this term, with Arsenal and Manchester City the only two teams who look certain of doing that at the moment.

Chelsea do have winnable matches on the horizon, with a trip to Stoke followed by a home match against Norwich. A visit to White Hart Lane takes place next before a home game against Bournemouth and Mourinho will have pencilled in a minimum of eight points from that quartet of fixtures.

Nevertheless, Mourinho remains hot favourite to be next Premier League manager out of a job which goes to prove that the unexpected regularly happens in football. Something is rotten in the state of Chelsea.

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