You don’t have to be a betting expert to know without checking the odds that Chelsea are currently the favourites to win the Premier League.
The Blues, having won their last 10 games in a row, are guaranteed to top the tree at Christmas and will start the weekend six points clear of Liverpool and Arsenal in second and third respectively.
Ironically, both Liverpool and Arsenal have beaten Chelsea this season, but the men from Stamford Bridge don’t look like being caught.
Nevertheless, you can still get around 5/6 on Antonio Conte delivering the Premier League title in his first season. Yes, Chelsea are odds-on, but that looks like a solid price, considering their form and position.
Despite being fourth in the table, Manchester City are likely to run Chelsea closest if they bookies have priced it right.
City are widely available at 4/1, while Liverpool are 6/1 with most bookies, and Arsenal 7/1.
Outside the top four, Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur can both be backed at 25/1.
No other team is given a cat in hell’s chance, with the rest of the contenders all being offered at 1,000/1 or greater.
Leicester are currently 1000s, but the Foxes defied the odds last season by winning the title after starting the campaign at 5,000/1 no-hopers.
That crazy occurrence appears to have scared bookies somewhat, with odds of 5,000/1 currently only given to Burnley, Swansea City and West Ham, while dreamers can get 7,500/1 on Sunderland and 10,000/1 on Hull City.