Chelsea odds cut after Blues cruise

  • Last Updated: January 19 2014, 18:56 GMT

BetVictor have cut Chelsea to 5/2 for the Premier League title but Manchester United are now 100/1 chances after losing 3-1 at Stamford Bridge.

Chelsea boosted their title hopes as United floundered
Chelsea boosted their title hopes as United floundered

That is the general price with Hills, Sky Bet and bet365 as well but Coral and Paddy Power make them a 13/5 chance for more glory in May.

United suffered a seventh defeat of the season and have been pushed right out to 100/1 by Ladbrokes and bet365 to retain the trophy as they trail current leaders Arsenal by 14 points.

  • Premier League
Position Player Score
1 Arsenal 51
2 Man City 50
3 Chelsea 49
4 Liverpool 43
5 Tottenham 43
6 Everton 41
7 Man Utd 37

BetVictor spokesperson Jack Milner said: "Chelsea were good but were ultimately flattered by a poor Manchester United side which was without Wayne Rooney or Robin Van Persie.

"The Red Devils are now 1/4 to miss out on a Champions League place and 11/4 for a top four finish.

"It was a bad day for David Moyes, who has been shortened to 16/1 to be the next Premier League manager to leave his post whilst Samuel Eto'o's hat-trick for Chelsea has seen him cut to 10/1 (from 66s) for January's Premier League player of the month."

United are 14/1 at William Hill to start four or more new signings in their first match after the transfer window shuts, which is at home against Fulham on February 9. They are 13/8 to start no new players on that day.

"Things are anything but rosy for Manchester United at the moment and a few new faces must surely come through the door if their diminishing hopes of a top-four finish are to be realised," said William Hill spokesman Joe Crilly.

Swansea earlier suffered another defeat - this time 3-1 at home to Tottenham - and they seem to be heading towards the relegation zone.

They are three points above the danger zone but their price for the drop ranges from 8/1 to 12s.

  • Posted at 1840 GMT on 19/01/2014.