The £32m recruitment of Diego Costa from Atletico Madrid has yielded nine goals in seven games for Chelsea. The Spanish striker’s knack of knowing how to finish what’s handed to him on a plate is costing Paddy Power a fortune, not that you lot will care. Too right.
But, fired by Costa, comparisons are starting between this Jose Mourinho side and the Arsenal ‘Invincibles’ of 2004 when Arsene Wenger’s team ended the Premier League campaign without a single defeat, and long before the Gunners boss started throwing his weight around.
Paddy Power has priced the current league leaders at 12/1 to continue the season unbeaten and a more generous 25/1 to break Arsenal’s 49-game unbeaten run from a decade ago, when Costa was in his mid-20s.
Paddy, clearly still out of sorts from a weekend in Paris, makes it just 22/1 for Chelsea to storm ahead and win the league by the biggest points gap in history (19).
Chelsea special markets
- 8/15 Chelsea to win the Premier League
- 6/1 Chelsea to win the Premier League and FA Cup
- 12/1 Chelsea to complete the 2014/15 Premier League season unbeaten
- 22/1 Chelsea to win the Premier League by the biggest recorded points gap (19 or more)
- 25/1 Chelsea to go unbeaten in 50 consecutive Premier League matches (beating Arsenal’s current 49 League run)
- 33/1 Chelsea to win the Premier League, FA Cup and Champions League
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