Chelsea, Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur are on all odds-on with bwin to finish in the top four in the Premier League as the race for the Champions League places took more dramatic twists this weekend.
Just two points now separate Arsenal in third position and fifth-placed Tottenham after both north London rivals picked up wins, while Chelsea dropped a vital two points in incredible circumstances.
Arsenal beat Fulham 1-0 at Craven Cottage on Saturday thanks to a Per Mertesacker goal late in the first half.
The Cottagers had been reduced to ten men early on when Steve Sidwell saw red for a bad tackle, and though Olivier Giroud was sent off late on, the Gunners held on and are now 3/10 to finish in the top four.
Chelsea are also 3/10 despite being denied victory in dramatic style in a pulsating 2-2 draw with Liverpool as Rafa Benitez returned to Anfield.
Goals from Oscar and Eden Hazard from the penalty spot either side of a Daniel Sturridge strike looked to have earned the Blues all three points, but a 97th-minute goal from Luis Suarez – who should not have been on the pitch after earlier biting Branislav Ivanovic – leaves the west Londoners one point behind Arsenal with a game in hand.
Earlier on Sunday, Tottenham beat Manchester City 3-1 at White Hart Lane to move just a point behind Chelsea in fifth.
An early Samir Nasri strike had but Roberto Mancini’s side in control, but three goals in the space of six second-half minutes from Clint Dempsey, Jermain Defoe and Gareth Bale put Spurs just two points adrift of Arsenal with a game in hand. bwin go 4/5 that Andre Villas-Boas’ side finish in the Champions League places.
Everton are 100/1 to finish in the top four after their 1-0 defeat to Sunderland at the Stadium of Light, courtesy of a Stephane Sessegnon goal, left the Toffees six points behind Chelsea having played a game more.