Manchester City now lie two points adrift of Chelsea following their failure to defeat Everton at the weekend. The Blues surged ahead of the north-west club following their win over Newcastle United.
Chelsea have stumbled of late, however their excellent win over the Magpies moves them back to the top of the Premier League and the pressure is very much on City to claw themselves level again.
Indeed, the Citizens are now out to 5/2 with Paddy Power to regain their crown for the second successive season. At the other end of the table, Queens Park Rangers continue to struggle and they suffered defeat at the hands of fellow strugglers Burnley, their tenth consecutive defeat away from Loftus Road. This result lifted Burnley away from the drop zone, however they remain favourites for the drop at 4/5 with Sky Bet.
Despite the defeat, QPR can still be had at Evens to be playing in the Championship next season, a price which is surely far too generous considering their recent form.
Indeed, the signs aren’t too good for the Loftus Road outfit, fellow strugglers Leicester City and Crystal Palace both managing maximum points against Aston Villa and Tottenham Hotspur respectively. The Foxes are now a best price of 10/11 to suffer relegation with the Eagles out to 21/20 following their fine weekend victory.
Alan Pardew won’t be the only manager enjoying a 100% success rate at a new club. Tony Pulis has been in charge at West Brom for two matches, both ending in wins for the Baggies. They defeated the Tigers 1-0 at the weekend to move two points clear of their rivals. West Brom are now up for grabs at 7/2 with Paddy Power to be plying their trade in next season’s Championship, Hull available at a best price of just 7/4 with Betfred.