Chelsea once again proved themselves the bane of the champions elect when giving the works of Liverpool’s title ride an almighty 2-0 spannering on Merseyside.
Brendan Rodgers’ men are now 6/5 to win the Premier League, with Manchester City the new odds-on favourites at 83/100.
Despite their Anfield heroics the Blues are as long as 14/1 to land their third domestic league under Jose Mourinho, with some fairly gargantuan gauntlets of aid required if they are to triumph.
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Norwich and Cardiff to fall victim to the most bloodthirsty of maulings
Chelsea trail Liverpool by seven strikes worth of goal difference and City by a whopping 15 nettings with two games remaining.
As a result they must gorge themselves like the greediest of foxes when afforded access to aviaries-worth of Canaries and Bluebirds if the ignominious fate of death by goal difference is to be avoided.
Neil Adams’ plummeters were beaten 3-1 at Carrow Road and it’s 9/10 that the west Londoners notch at least a triple when they visit Stamford Bridge.
Liverpool to lose one of their remaining two games
The Reds’ goal-difference advantage is such that a draw that would put them equal on 84 points with Chelsea (if the Blues claim maximum reward from their remaining games) is unlikely to see the trophy-laden chopper take aim for Stamford Bridge.
Everton to beat Manchester City
City have an extra fixture bird in their greedy mitts, but to extract the vittles necessary to end up winning the league by two points (as opposed to on goal-difference) they’ll need to best Everton at Goodison Park.
Luckily for never say die Blues out there; the Toffees homestead has been quite the points Bermuda Triangle for Manuel Pellegrini’s side in recent seasons.
Everton can be backed at a whopping 16/5 to register their fifth successive home win against the Citizens.