United 11/4 To Win Title By 20 Points Or More, 8/11 For Mourinho’s Return
Much has been made this week about Jose Mourinho's presence at Stamford Bridge to watch the Brazil/Russia match and William Hill have seen a lot of activity recently as to whether the Special One will be returning in the summer. Originally 7/4 at the start of the week to be Chelsea manager at the start of the 2013/14 season, he is now as short as 8/11. Rather than looking forward to next season, however, Chelsea need to focus on finishing this one well and it is 14/1 that they finish in the top four of the Premier League, win the FA Cup and win the Europa League.
"Chelsea is in Mourinho's heart, so he claims and it is looking increasingly likely that he will be returning to the Bridge next season," said William Hill spokesman Joe Crilly. "A lot is dependent, however, on what state Benitez leaves the club in."
Roberto Mancini has recently conceded the title to Manchester United and William Hill make the Red Devils 5/2 to win the league by 14-16 points and 11/4 to do so by 20 points or more. It is 40/1 for the unimaginable to happen and for United to fail to win the title.
At the bottom of the table, the most likely combination of teams to face the drop is that of QPR, Reading and Wigan, whom William Hill make 13/8 to be the three sides relegated come the end of the season.
Jose Mourinho at Chelsea on the first day of next season: 8/11 yes; Evs no
Chelsea to finish in the top four, win the FA Cup and win the Europa League: 14/1
13/8 QPR, Reading, Wigan
11/4 QPR, Reading, Sunderland
3/1 Aston Villa, QPR, Reading
6/1 Aston Villa, Reading, Wigan
6/1 Reading, Sunderland, Wigan
7/1 Aston Villa, QPR, Wigan
7/1 QPR, Sunderland, Wigan
9/1 Aston Villa, Reading, Sunderland
10/1 Aston Villa, QPR, Sunderland
20/1 Aston Villa, Sunderland, Wigan
By how many points will Manchester United win the league: 5/2 14-16 points; 11/4 20 points or more; 3/1 17 - 19 points; 10/3 11-13 points; 8/1 8-10 points; 20/1 7 points or fewer; 40/1 not win the title
Highest scoring match:
9/2 Manchester City/Newcastle
6/1 Aston Villa/Liverpool
9/1 Sunderland/Manchester United
9/1 West Ham/West Brom
Highest scoring team: 11/4 Arsenal; 4/1 Manchester City; 9/1 Liverpool; 10/1 Everton; 12/1 Fulham; 12/1 Manchester United; 14/1 Chelsea; 14/1 Wigan; 16/1 Spurs; 16/1 West Ham; 18/1 Southampton; 25/1 Swansea; 25/1 West Brom; 28/1 Aston Villa; 28/1 Norwich; 33/1 QPR; 40/1 Sunderland; 50/1 Stoke; 66/1 Newcastle; 66/1 Reading
Fastest scoring team: 7/1 Arsenal; 8/1 Manchester City; 9/1 Manchester United; 10/1 Liverpool; 11/1 Everton; 12/1 Cheslea; 12/1 Fulham; 12/1 Southampton; 12/1 West Ham; 12/1 Wigan; 14/1 Aston Villa; 14/1 Norwich; 14/1 Swansea; 14/1 West Brom; 16/1 QPR; 18/1 Sunderland; 33/1 Reading; 33/1 Stoke; 40/1 Newcastle
Hat trick scored: 10/3 yes; 1/5 no
Total red cards: 9/4 two; 5/2 one; 3/1 three; 4/1 four or more; 4/1 none