Torres Woes Continue

  • Last Updated: December 2 2012, 10:53 GMT

Coral are offering just 10/1 that Fernando Torres does not to score in the Premier League again this season.

Torres: 10/1 not to score again this season
Torres: 10/1 not to score again this season

Chelsea's Spanish international failed to find the back of the net again during the 3-1 defeat at West Ham on Saturday. The 28-year-old has now drawn a blank in his last six matches in all competitions.

"It's well known that Chelsea are looking at signing Falcao in January, and if the Atletico Madrid striker decides to join the Blues, the 10/1 would represent great value as Torres will most probably be used as part of the deal," said Coral's Tim Reynolds.

However, a better way to go would appear to be backing him at the same price with Sky Bet as they will give you 10s about Torres not scoring another league goal before February.

Ladbrokes go 20s that Torres is sold before he scores another goal. They also offer 6/1 about him continuing to draw a blank before the New Year.

It's 7/4 that Torres isn't at Stamford Bridge at the start of the 2013/14 season and 11/5 that he leaves Chelsea before Rafa Benitez.

Benitez continues to search for his first victory as Chelsea manager.

Despite the uncertainties as to the length of time William Hill think that he is just about favourite at 6/4 to take to the Chelsea dugout on the first day of next season.

Long term target Pep Guardiola is 7/4 to be there on the first day of next season with David Moyes 12/1 third favourite.

"Benitez has not been given the warmest of receptions at Chelsea and should the discontent continue at the Bridge, Abramovich may have to perform a humiliating climb down and change managers once again in the summer,"said William Hill spokesman Joe Crilly.

Arsenal's woeful recent form continued as well as they were convincingly defeated 2-0 at home by Swansea and Hills are offering 5/2 that Arsene Wenger has left the club by the end of the season (he is 2/7 to still be there).

Wenger is just 16/1 to be the third Premier League manager to leave his job - the shortest price he has ever been to be next manager to go.

"Wenger's side were roundly booed as the final whistle blew and after an abject first third of the season, the pressure has been ramped up considerably on the Frenchman," added Crilly.

Another manager who has struggled so far is Harry Redknapp, whose QPR cohorts are yet to win under their new manager and Hills offer 3/1 that Redknapp does not taste victory in any of his side's next four matches.

In the Premier League title race, Manchester United have gone odds-on across the board for the first time this season.

United won 4-3 at Reading after seeing rivals Manchester City and Chelsea both drop points ealier in the day.

You can now get no better than 5/6 (general) about United winning the title, with City - who now trail their local rivals by three points - offered at a standout 11/8 by BetVictor.

The pair meet each other at the Etihad Stadium next Sunday.

Chelsea have drifted to 16/1 (Ladbrokes) after falling 10 points off the pace following an awful week under new boss Benitez which saw them take just two points from a possible nine. They were a best of 6/1 on the day he took over from Roberto Di Matteo.