Market movers: Chelsea’s title odds shorten, while Arteta in to evens to go next

Derby delight for the Blues is reflected in the Premier League markets, while time looks to be running out for Arsenal boss

Chelsea were the big winners at the weekend, with their comfortable 2-0 win over Arsenal seeing their odds for the title shorten.

The Blues are now 11/4 with Planet Sport Bet to be crowned Premier League champions, in from 7/2. Thomas Tuchel's side had been priced at 4/1 before a ball had been kicked.

The support for Chelsea is in no small part to the addition of Romelu Lukaku who marked his return to the club with a goal on his second debut.

Chelsea salute supporters at Arsenal Aug21

His first-ever goal for the club has seen him take clear at the head of the top goalscorer market, with Lukaku now 11/4 from 9/2.

Mo Salah is second favourite at 9/2, while Harry Kane, who emerged from the naughty step for Tottenham at the weekend, is 5s.

Manchester City, in turn, have been eased to 6/5 from 11/10 to retain their crown.

But while Chelsea were the big winners, it was another weekend to forget for Arsenal and, in particular, Mikel Arteta.

The Gunners boss again shortened to be the next manager to leave his post and is now evens from 11/4 ahead of an EFL Cup clash with West Brom that positively screams "Arteta sacked after embarrassing cup exit".


Snowfall wins at York Aug 21

Snowfall is now 9/4 from 3/1 for the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe after winning the Yorkshire Oaks last week.

Aidan O'Brien's filly showed her rivals a clean pair of heels at York, winning with something in hand and is now a clear favourite ahead of the October 3 renewal.

Meanwhile, fellow York winner Mishriff is 12/5 from 11/2 for the Qipco Champions Stakes at Ascot in October, after victory in the Juddmonte International.

Love Island

Millie Court and Liam Reardon have been backed into 8/13 to win Love Island which has its finale on Monday night.

The fashion buyer's administrator and Welsh builder haven't had the smoothest of paths to the final, with Reardon's Casa Amor betrayal not sitting well with Court and viewers alike.

However, the dramatic departure of long-time favourites Liberty Poole and Jake Cornish - whose relationship had run its course - rendered them ineligible for the prize and threw the betting wide open. And it appears Court and Reardon have been quick to cement themselves as the new favourites.

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