Chelsea’s shock 1-0 defeat at Aston Villa on Saturday afternoon means it’s all change in the Premier League winners market, with Manchester City replacing them as favourites to lift the trophy.
Despite being reduced to ten men after just ten minutes, Manuel Pellegrini’s men secured a 2-0 win over Hull City to move to within six points of the Blues with three games in hand.
Liverpool and Arsenal both secured impressive away wins against Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur respectively to move to within four points of the leaders, each having played one game less than Jose Mourinho’s men.
With Chelsea facing Arsenal at the weekend, and the sides currently in second, third and four playing in midweek, the landscape is likely to totally change once more in ten days’ time but for now, it is the 2012 Champions who are most likely to emerge as champions in the eyes of the bookmakers.
Manchester City host Fulham at the weekend, while Liverpool travel to Cardiff City while the following Tuesday City travel to United and Arsenal host Swansea City, with Liverpool playing Sunderland at Anfield on Wednesday.
The Gunners, who host City on March 29th, will return to the summit if they take maximum points from their next two games, though the same goes for Liverpool.
The Reds, who last won the title in 1990, host Manchester City on April 13th, while their home game with Chelsea takes place two weeks later.
Tottenham Hotspur, Everton and reigning champions Manchester United, who all now face an uphill task to even finish in the Champions League places, can all be backed at 1001.0 (1000/1) in the winners market.