They currently sit atop the Premier League table, nine points clear of the ‘favourites’ for the title and most recently completed a 4-0 demolition of one of their prime London rivals in Tottenham Hotspur; Chelsea and Jose Mourinho can simply no longer deny they are the favourites for the Premier League title this year. With just nine games left of their season, Chelsea can begin to implement the one game at a time philosophy and use the star power in their ranks to widen the four point gulf that currently sets them apart from second-placed Liverpool.
Sure, Man City have been the bookies’ favourites all season long until last weekend, having only just drifted out to an average 15/8 in the market. The Citizens also have three games in hand to recover the nine point gap they are currently facing and should they achieve maximum points they will almost certainly move back into pole position for the title.
Chelsea, meanwhile, have been promoted into the favourites spot for now and have moved into an average price of 4/5 to win the league come the end of the season. City are better priced at 21/10 at sports casino betting site 32Red, and you can also play a whole variety of casino, table and online slots from 32Red whilst on the site.
The facts are, however, that Chelsea are on the cusp of advancing to the Champions League quarter finals, should they see off the valiant challenge of Galatasaray in the second leg, and have a relatively straightforward run in for the rest of their Premier League fixture list. Out of the top ten teams, only Liverpool and Arsenal are yet to face Jose Mourinho’s men in the second round of fixtures this season, with the rest of the sides coming from the lower reaches of the table.
There are arguments to suggest that those in relegation battles will step up a gear in their performances to try and avoid the drop, but given Chelsea’s strength in depth they can overpower anything the bottom half of the table can throw at them. Just look at their midfield and attacking options, if it isn’t Frank Lampard then it is Ramires, if it isn’t Oscar then it is Willian, if it isn’t Fernando Torres then it is Samuel Eto’o or Demba Ba, and the list goes on.
Granted, their strikers haven’t turned in the most impressive of performances this season, but they have scored vital goals that have turned games into points for the Blues this season. Mourinho has played down the title talk at every opportunity, but with a quarter final berth in the Champions League on the horizon, they are emerging as the side with the most consistency and drive going forward to end the season atop of the pile. The fact that Chelsea appear to be the only side advancing from England into the last eight of the Champions League is telling in itself, as teams left and right begin to fall off the pace.