Three favourites for the drop have emerged

Published by on December 12, 2016

After another weekend of Premier League action, normal service has been resumed with Chelsea continuing their reign at the top of the table.

Liverpool and Manchester City’s title hopes took another dent, which has to be a huge positive for Antonio Conte – but at the other end, the picture is looking a lot murkier.

Sunderland, Burnley, and Hull are now the three favourites for the drop with SkyBet, but that could easily change again with the midweek fixtures.

Burnley are at least scrapping, having beaten Bournemouth 3-2 on Saturday, but Hull’s situation is looking increasingly desperate. Burnley are at evens, but Hull are now the main favourites to go down at 2/9 with SkyBet.

A Wilfried Zaha-inspired Crystal Palace came back to hold the Tigers to a draw at the King Power Stadium, and they face a tricky trip to Spurs on Wednesday where they will do incredibly well to get even a point.

Swansea increased their chances of survival with a 3-0 win over Sunderland, a result which left the Black Cats at 1/2 to end the season in the bottom three.

The best value is probably in West Ham and Middlesbrough, at 6/1 and 5/1 respectively.

The Hammers may have earned a well-fought draw at Anfield, but that was one of the few glimpses of last season’s form they have managed this year. Slaven Bilic looks as if he will cling onto his job until Christmas, but his side are by no means safe.