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Wednesday, 19 December, 2018

Chelsea title charge checked by 12-1 underdogs Palace

Spurs 1-4 for top four after win at Burnley

Christian Benteke scored Palace’s winning goal at Chelsea
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Chelsea’s advantage at the top of the Premier League is down to seven points after they were surprisingly beaten 2-1 by Crystal Palace at Stamford Bridge.

Bookmakers reacted by pushing Chelsea out from 1-20 to 1-8 to claim the title following a failure at odds of 3-10 against Palace. The Eagles, 12-1 pokes, trailed 1-0 to Cesc Fabregas’s opener before quickfire Wilfried Zaha and Christian Benteke goals turned the London derby on its head.

Second-placed Tottenham turned up the heat on Chelsea slightly with a 2-0 success at Burnley thanks to second-half strikes from Eric Dier and Heung-Min Son and they are 12-1 to win the league.

Spurs are 1-14 with Paddy Power to finish in the top four following Manchester United’s latest short-priced Old Trafford failure as the 3-8 Red Devils were held to a 0-0 draw by West Brom.

United are 11-4 to claim a top-four spot and Liverpool are 1-4 in the same market with BoyleSports after a comfortable 3-1 victory over Merseyside rivals Everton. Sadio Mane, Philippe Coutinho and Divock Origi were on target for the Reds.

Hull gave themselves a relegation lifeline with a 2-1 comeback triumph over West Ham, while Leicester beat Stoke 2-0. Sunderland look doomed following a 1-0 reverse at Watford.

Bookmakers reacted by pushing Chelsea out from 1-20 to 1-8 to claim the title
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