Man Utd defeat sees Chelsea’s Premier League odds slashed

Manchester United’s 1-0 defeat against Arsenal yesterday has seen Chelsea’s odds on retaining their title come in to 11/4.

Sir Alex Ferguson’s side are still overwhelming favourites to claim a record 19th league title at 1/4 but with the Blues travelling to Old Trafford this coming weekend, there is every chance Chelsea can push United all the way.

Chelsea are just three points behind United and level on goal difference, meaning a win next week would see them overtake their title rivals – something Ferguson knows all too well.

Speaking to Sky Sports News, he said: “It gives Chelsea a major chance now.

“We have a big week ahead […], we are in as good a position as you could ever wish for at the start of the season – semi-final of the European Cup, second leg, two-goal lead and go into a home game on Sunday level on goal difference and with a three-point advantage.”

It’s still in United’s hands but, if you fancy earning some very tidy money, then you could do a lot worse than backing the Blues to win the league.

They still have plenty of problems with Fernando Torres still struggling to settle and tough games against Man Utd, Newcastle and Everton to come.

However, following their controversial win against Spurs at the weekend, maybe the Blues will feel the tide has turned.

Chelsea can be backed to win the league at 11/4.

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