Chelsea draw is million pound-plus boost for WillHill
William Hill breathed a million pound-plus sigh of relief when Chelsea failed to beat Villa.
'Thanks a million, Carlo - after Saturday's punter-friendly results we had hordes of accumulators running on to a Chelsea victory, so their failure to win is worth a seven figure saving to us and probably an eight figure boost for the industry' said Hill's spokesman Graham Sharpe.
Carlo more likely to survive than Gerrard!
William Hill make Carlo Ancelotti an 8/11 chance still to be Chelsea boss on the first day of next season, while Gerard Houllier is 5/6 still to be Villa manager - they are Even money and 5/6 respectively to have left their club by that date.
'This was a result which clearly did more for Villa than Chelsea, but Houllier is generally perceived to be more at risk than Ancelotti' said Hill's spokesman Graham Sharpe.
Hills have lengthened Chelsea from 7/2 to 9/2 third favourites to win the Premier League title, and cut Man U from 11/10 to Even money favourites with Aresenal 10/3 second favourites; Man City 11/2; Spurs 20/1.
Ancelotti to be Chelsea manager on the 1st day of next season?
Yes - 8/11
No - EVS
When Will Chelsea Next Win?
Not to win any of these100/1
Chelsea to finish in the top 4 in 2010/11 Season?
Yes - 1/5
No - 10/3
Houllier to be Aston Villa manager on 1st day of next season?
Yes - 5/6
No - 5/6
Premier League Straight Forecast
7/2 Man Utd/Arsenal
9/2 Man Utd/Chelsea
11/2 Arsenal/Man Utd
13/2 Chelsea/Man Utd
7/1 Man Utd/Man City
16/1 Man City/Man Utd
16/1 Arsenal/Man City
25/1 Chelsea/Man City
25/1 Man City/Chelsea
25/1 Man City/Arsenal