The win preserved the Blues unbeaten record, keeping them four points clear of the chasing pack and bookies responded by clipping Roberto Di Matteo’s side to be at the summit next May.
Manchester United are in second on goal difference after they saw off Stoke at Old Trafford and BetVictor rate Sir Alex Ferguson’s men at 2/1 to be crowned champions.
Holders Manchester City are level on points with their neighbours in third after they picked up a maximum haul at West Brom despite playing much of the game with only ten men following James Milner’s dismissal.
Roberto Mancini’s charges subsequently remain favourites at 9/5 via Paddy Power to retain the trophy.
Spurs are also now 5/2 with bet365 to secure a top four finish, with Merseyside rivals Everton and Liverpool available at 7/1 and 8/1 respectively courtesy of Ladbrokes in the same market ahead of their showdown at Goodison Park on Sunday.