FOOTBALL BETTING: With the Premier League trophy not even in Chelsea’s cabinet yet, they have been installed as favs to retain the title for the ’10/11 season, ahead of Man Utd.
There were no last minute dramas or fireworks on Sunday as Chelsea swamped Wigan’s paltry resistance to lift the Premier League title and bring the trophy back to Stamford Road after 3 years in Manchester.
Chelsea are 7/4 to retain the title with Bet365 as Ancelotti will look to mold the side with some of his own signings to add to that of Zhirkov, who’s affiliation to Ancelotti is questionable at best. William Hill put 5/2 about Man United to mount a serious assault on the league. Most bookies are putting Man City in at 3rd fav at about 6/1, Coral are still 7/1. Arsenal are a very similar price but generally a shade tighter, 13/2 with Boylesports.
SkyBet have already begun a relegation market and offer 4/5 on West Brom to go down and 7/2 about Newcastle.