The Blues have had two losses against rivals to start the season and punters are reacting
Chelsea have been backed to miss the Premier League’s top four after a nightmare start to the season under new coach Frank Lampard.
The Blues were beaten 4-0 by Manchester United at Old Trafford on the league’s opening weekend and went down to Liverpool on penalties in the UEFA Super Cup.
While Lampard’s team played some good football during both matches, the market shows punters’ concerns, with Chelsea moving from $1.53 to $1.33 to finish outside the top four teams in England’s top-flight.
If the London side struggle against Leicester City at Stamford Bridge on Monday (AEST), the pressure will really begin to mount on the inexperienced Lampard.
As a result of their clinical victory at the Theatre of Dreams, Manchester United have firmed into $31 to win the Premier League title, after originally starting the season at $41.
It’s tough to know where the Red Devils are at and we should know a lot more after they take on Wolves – one of their bogey sides last season – on Tuesday (AEST) at the Molineux.
Manchester City are still favourites to win their third Premier League title ($1.36), with Liverpool tipped to be the most likely to challenge ($3.60).
Manchester City star Raheem Sterling is on punters’ minds after his hat-trick against West Ham helped Pep Guardiola’s side to a huge 5-0 win.
The England international has scored 17 and 18 goals in the last two league campaigns, and he is priced at $7 (alongside Pierre Emerick-Aubameyang) to be the league’s top scorer ahead of Harry Kane ($4.33), Mohamed Salah ($5.50).
After Ole Gunnar Solskjaer started as favourite to win the sack race, Crystal Palace boss Roy Hodgson has moved into the lead following his team’s drab 0-0 draw with Everton.
You can get Hodgson at $4.50 to be first manager fired, while Newcastle United coach Steve Bruce ($6) has slipped ahead of Solskjaer ($7.50).
Watford’s shock 3-0 loss at home to Brighton has seen their manager Javi Gracia come into $8.50 and Lampard has appeared in the top five with odds of $11 after Chelsea’s shaky start.
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