Manchester United and Chelsea ended each others’ 100% winning start with a 0-0 draw at Old Trafford on Monday night.
Chelsea have played a game more than United courtesy of their fixture with Aston Villa being moved forward due to Friday night’s UEFA Super Cup match with Bayern Munich. The Blues have picked up 7 points from three fixtures compared to United’s 4 from two.
Manchester United travel to Liverpool on Sunday for their third game of the season facing a Liverpool side to have claimed maximum points from their two games and yet to concede a goal.
Prior to this weekend’s results Chelsea had been neck-and-neck with Manchester City to win the Premier League with a number of bookmakers.
Manchester City’s surprise 3-2 loss at Cardiff City on Sunday matched with Chelsea’s point at Old Trafford has seen José Mourinho’s side’s odds shorten slightly and become the sole favourites at 21/10 with Paddy Power.
Dropped points from Manuel Pellegrini’s side who were terrible in defending set pieces without Vincent Kompany and Matija Nastasić at the Cardiff City Stadium did not affect Manchester City’s status as the bookmakers’ second favourite.
Manchester City are currently 23/10 to win the Premier League whilst you can find several other Premier League bets for the Citizens which includes 1/3 of those odds for them to finish in the top 2.
Liverpool and Tottenham’s 100% winning starts from two games see them at 18/1 and 20/1 to win the 2013-14 Premier League respectively. Either of them winning it would be something close to a miracle.
Despite an unconvincing win over Aston Villa followed up by an unimpressive attacking display at Old Trafford, José Mourinho is in charge of the favourites whom he is looking to win the title with for a third time in four seasons, having won the league back-to-back in 2004-05 and 2005-06 during his first spell in charge.
Chelsea face Bayern Munich in the UEFA Super Cup on Friday night before returning to Premier League action after the international break to face Everton at Goodison Park on Saturday 14 August.