In beating Fulham home and away, scoring five goals for the loss of just one, Chelsea have done as much as any Premier League outfit to condemn their local rivals to relegation.
Yet it’s possible they can stick one more size nine into the ribs of their prone enemies by ensuring Felix Magath’s side end up rock bottom, an eventuality which can be invested in at 9/2.
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It’s true that the likely top-flight bronze medallists must fail to claim three points against the Cottagers’ booby-prize rivals Cardiff City to make it so.
Yet, Fulham could be forgiven for possessing as much puff as a discharged whoopee cushion when they attempt to land odds of 29/20 in downing Crystal Palace.
Should the west London whites lose, a Chelsea v Cardiff draw would, barring a six-goal miracle at Craven Cottage, be enough to leave the Thames-side team bottom, so poor is their goal difference.
Liverpool can be called upon to provide tearful testimony to the undying motivation of a Palace side whose will to win will be supplemented by an oath to avenge the 4-1 hammering in the reverse fixture that represented their own Premier League rock bottom.
Chelsea, meanwhile, should demolish Cardiff, yet big sides with nothing ostensibly to play for have fallen prey to some eccentric results on season-ending Sundays in recent memory.
Last term Manchester United’s Sir Alex Ferguson send off at West Brom ended in a 5-5 draw, while Norwich inflicted one of just five home league defeats Manchester City have tasted over the last four seasons on the same final afternoon.
Further back, in 2010/11, Liverpool lost to Aston Villa, while Chelsea themselves slipped up at Everton.
The Bluebirds have avoided defeat in ten of their 18 home games this season.
Furthermore, the urge to thank their fans for their unwavering support over a tough season by being the tenth side to deny the Blues three away points in 19 games this term, should take the bellows to their belly fire.