What a weekend in the Premier League – two 3-3 draws, injury time goals galore, and two matches still to look forward to.
After a frenetic weekend, we check out who the winners and losers have been in the title chase in what’s shaping up to be one hell of a season.
First up though, let’s check out the latest betting odds for the Premier League title.
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Aston Villa – Winners
The Villa train rumbles on – four wins from four, only two goals conceded, and the only side in England’s top divisions still with a 100% record.
Villa looked set to be sharing the points with Leicester before Ross Barkley unleashed a screamer in the 91st minute to bag all three points.
Next up for Villa are Leeds United on Friday evening which should be an absolute cracker of a match.
As big as 1000/1 at the start of the season, Villa were 125/1 before Sunday’s game and are now a best price 66/1 at BetVictor.
They couldn’t do a Leicester and win the title, could they?
Manchester City – Winners
It’s been a stuttering start for Pep’s side but a 1-0 victory over Arsenal plus injury worries for Liverpool means it’s been a winning weekend for City.
They now face West Ham and Sheffield United before welcoming Liverpool to the Etihad and they’ll be itching to take maximum points before facing the champions.
City were as big as 6/4 for the title on Saturday morning but are now odds on across the board, with 19/20 the top price at 888sport.
Liverpool – Losers
The points were shared in the Merseyside derby on Saturday but the two points dropped for Liverpool are nothing compared to the loss of Virgil van Dijk.
The defender is set for knee surgery following Jordan Pickford’s decision to morph into Roy Keane and put in a horrendous challenge on the defender.
With no red card shown, the Twitter debate rumbles on about how Pickford managed to stay on the pitch.
For Liverpool though, the loss of van Dijk for an extended period is a massive blow as they look to win back-to-back titles.
As short as 5/4 for the title on Saturday morning, Liverpool are now a top price 5/2 at William Hill.
Spurs – Losers
Oh for the Amazon cameras to have been in the Spurs dressing room on Sunday evening – 3-0 up with ten minutes to go, three points in the bag, then hit by three almighty Hammer blows.
Matches like this are why we love football – Spurs bossed it for 80 minutes and looked to be cruising to victory before imploding and gifting West Ham a point.
Sure, it wasn’t a defeat for Spurs, but this one will sting just as bad as any loss, especially as victory would have jettisoned them up to 3rd in the table.
The one positive that Jose can take from the match is that his side are scoring for fun this season, with 15 in 5 matches, but it counts for very little if they’re going to ship points like this.
Half-time saw Spurs cut briefly to 5/1 for the title but by full time they were back out to 14/1 at Betway.