Arsenal and Chelsea are strong odds-on bets to finish in the Premier League’s top four at the expense of Tottenham Hotspur, who have drifted from 4/5 to 27/20 after the weekend’s action.
Chelsea reclaimed third position with a comfortable 2-0 win over Swansea City at Stamford Bridge, when goals from Oscar and Frank Lampard – his 201st for the club – made it an easy afternoon for the Blues.
Rafa Benitez’s side are now 7/50 to finish in the top four after moving three points clear of Spurs in fifth.
Arsenal are now fourth and 1/4 to end up in the Champions League places after their 1-1 draw with Manchester United at the Emirates.
Robin van Persie came back to haunt his old club by scoring the equaliser from the penalty spot after Theo Walcott had given the Gunners an early lead, and the result leaves Arsene Wenger’s side two points ahead of Tottenham having played a game more.
Spurs are now as big as 27/20 to finish in the top four, from 4/5 last week, after failing to beat Wigan at the DW Stadium.
Goals from Emerson Boyce and Callum McManaman looked to have given the Latics the points after Gareth Bale’s freak early opener, but a last-minute own goal from Boyce gave Tottenham a 2-2 draw to keep them in touch with their London rivals.
But with Tottenham still to travel to Chelsea, the situation remains in their own hands as the race for the top four reaches the home straight.