West Ham stop the rot while Swansea now odds-on for the drop
There were some huge points picked up around the country yesterday. Chelsea responded to Tottenham Hotspur’s convincing victory earlier on in the day with one of their own against Bournemouth in the evening kick-off.
But with the Blues now some seven points clear at the top of the table with just seven games remaining, our attention turns to the bottom half of the table.
Sunderland are 10 points off safety at the foot of the table, while Middlesbrough are four points ahead of their North East rivals in 19th place.
And given the form of both sides (they have just one Premier League win in 2017 between them), you’d have to say the pair look destined for the drop.
That means there’s one spot remaining which needs filling by the end of the season – a position currently occupied by Swansea City.
A 1-0 defeat for Paul Clement’s men against West Ham yesterday both ensured the Hammers pulled eight points clear of the drop zone, while leaving the Swans with plenty to do in their remaining six games of the season.
Right now, they’re 5/6 to go down – and that could be great value as far as we’re concerned – especially with Hull City continuing to pick up points at a more regular rate than the Swans.
Slaven Bilic’s West Ham side did well to stop the rot this weekend in arguably their biggest game of the season, responding excellently after a run of five straight defeats in the top-flight.
And those three points have put the East London as high as 14th, just four points off Southampton in ninth.
They’re now as long as 33/1 to go down, meaning supporters can breathe a sigh of relief and begin preparing for next season.
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