Chelsea’s 2-1 loss to league leaders Leicester in the Monday night game meant the end for Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho, as Chelsea’s season went from bad to worse with last season’s champions now only one point above the drop zone. Guus Hiddink looks set for his second term in charge as caretaker until the end of the season.
Chelsea face Sunderland at home in what is now looking like a six-pointer.
Second place Arsenal take on third place Pkv Games Dominoqq Manchester City at the Emirates, while fourth place Manchester United hope to get back to winning ways at Old Trafford against struggling Norwich. United lost 2-1 away at Bournemouth and were also knocked out of the Champions League at Wolfsburg in their last two games.
Saturday, 19 December 2015
Chelsea 1 v Sunderland 0
Everton 2 v Leicester 1
Man Utd 1 v Norwich 0
Southampton 1 v Tottenham 1
Stoke 2 v Crystal Palace 1
West Brom 1 v Bournemouth 0
Newcastle 2 v Aston Villa 1
Sunday, 20 December 2015
Watford 1 v Liverpool 1
Swansea 2 v West Ham 0
Monday, 21 December 2015
Arsenal 1 v Manchester City 2
Pre-season Premier League favourites Chelsea were 1/2000 for a top half finish, but the beleaguered Blues have drifted to 1/5 for such a feat, just 10/3 for a bottom half finish and into 66/1 to be relegated after their ninth defeat of the season at Leicester with bet365.
The flying Foxes are now incredibly into 16/1 to win the title, 15/8 for a top four finish and 1/6 to finish the campaign in front of Chelsea.
Jamie Vardy ended his one game drought on Monday with the hitman now 13/8 to land the Premier League top scorer crown and 5/2 to score 30 or more top flight goals during 2015/16.
2015/16 Premier League Outright E/W ¼ 1,2
Man City 5/4 Arsenal 7/4
Man Utd 9/1 Leicester 16/1
Liverpool 20/1 Chelsea 100/1
2015/16 Premier League – Top 4
Man Utd 1/3 Liverpool Evs
Tottenham 11/8 Leicester 15/8
Chelsea 12/1 Everton 14/1
2015/16 PL – Chelsea Finishing Position
Top Half 1/5 Bottom half 10/3
2015/16 PL – Where Will Chelsea Finish
1st 100/1 2nd 66/1 3rd 50/1 4th 16/1
5th 8/1 6th 11/2 7th+ 1/3
2015/16 PL Match Bet – Who Finishes Higher
Leicester 1/6 Chelsea 4/1
2015/16 PL – Where Will Leicester Finish
1st 16/1 2nd 12/1 3rd 10/1 4th 9/2
5th 4/1 6th 6/1 7th+ 7/4
Soccer – Martinez warns off Stone’s suitors
Everton manager Roberto Martinez has issued a hands-off warning to any club thinking of making a bid for John Stones in January. The Toffees, who are 7/2 with bet365 for a top six finish this season, fought off interest in the England defender from Chelsea in the summer, turning down several offers from the Premier League champions. The Merseyside outfit also rejected a transfer request from Stones and their persistence has paid off, with the 21-year-old producing a series of fine displays in the heart of Everton’s defence. Ahead of the transfer window re-opening, Martinez has reiterated the club’s desire to keep hold of Stones until at least the summer. “It’s very different (in January). When you are right in the middle of the season I think players understand you can’t sell someone if you can’t replace him,” said Martinez. “We’ll never lose anyone in January unless it is somebody who hasn’t been playing and we need to find a solution.”
Soccer – Fabregas points finger of blame at Chelsea squad
Cesc Fabregas believes the Chelsea players should take more responsibility for the club’s terrible campaign. The Blues lost for the ninth time in the Premier League this season at Leicester on Monday and are now 100/1 with bet365 to retain their title. After the 2-1 defeat at the King Power Stadium, boss Jose Mourinho claimed he had been “betrayed” by some members of his squad with their performance against the Foxes. Fabregas has now come out in support of his ex-manager, admitting that it is the players who have let the club down this term. “We will all have to take responsibility. If you are a big player and paid like a big player, you must play like a big player and behave like a big player,” the 28-year-old said. “I am not saying you can’t have a bad season and bad games. We all have big players and small players, but the attitude must be spot on. We must always be at the top of our games, even when it’s not and not the behaviour that we are seeing right now from every Chelsea player.”