Chelsea Currently Slightly Better Than Even Money To Win

Published on February 2nd, 2017 9:!3 pm EST

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The Sports King is reading a report on the upcoming match between Chelsea and Arsenal.  February 2017.Arsenal has a terrific opportunity to make up some ground on Chelsea on Saturday.

In what should be the game of the weekend, Chelsea is playing host to Arsenal on Saturday. Chelsea has the chance to further cement this lead at the top of the English Premier League table with a victory, while Arsenal could claw back into the race with a win.

Here is how the top of the EPL looks as of this moment:

Chelsea, 18-2-3, 56 points
Tottenham, 13-8-2, 47 points
Arsenal, 14-5-4, 47 points
Liverpool, 13-7-3, 46 points
Manchester City, 14-4-5, 46 points

If things fall right for Arsenal, they could potentially be sitting alone in second place, just 6 points back of Chelsea.

Or, if Chelsea manages to win at home, Arsenal could find themselves 12 points off the pace, which would be a seemingly insurmountable gap to close over the course of the rest of the season.

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Here are the current odds for Saturday's epic clash between the two sides:

Chelsea, 97/100
Draw, 131/50
Arsenal, 10/3

As you can see, Chelsea is a little better than even money to win at home outright, while Arsenal is a 3/1 underdog.

According to the oddsmakers, here are the three likeliest outcomes of Saturday's game:

Draw 1-1, 6/1
Chelsea 1-0, 15/2
Chelsea 2-1, 8/1
Chelsea 2-0, 9/1
Draw 0-0, 10/1

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If Arsenal wants to stand a chance of breaking free of the pack and making up some ground on Chelsea, they'll need to win this weekend.

Chelsea, on the other hand, could continue to lay the hammer down on the rest of the league by notching another victory this weekend.

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