Top three stay unbeaten after Blues and City win

Chelsea moved above Liverpool into second in the Premier League table after a routine 3-1 victory over Crystal Palace at Stamford Bridge.

The result means that three clubs - Chelsea, Manchester City and Liverpool - remain unbeaten after 11 matches.

An Alvaro Morata brace and a goal from Pedro handed maximum points to the Blues, who are 12-1 with Hills to win the title in Maurizio Sarri's first season in the dugout.

There were few surprises at the Etihad, where champions City hit a sorry Southampton for six, prompting bookmakers to shave the south coast club's relegation price to as short as 7-2.

The Saints are winless in seven in the league and Mark Hughes has been cut to 21-10 to be the next Premier League manager to leave his post.

City and Chelsea are short prices for their midweek European clashes, with Pep Guardiola's men a general 1-8 to beat Shakhtar Donetsk and the London side 2- 5 to win at Bate Borisov.

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Brighton v Derby

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Key stats
  • Derby have lost only one of their last nine outings.
Expert verdict
Derby haven’t lost in over a month so should go into their fifth-round tie at Brighton with high hopes. Brighton were hammered by Burnley in their last outing and there could be a shock on the cards when the Rams, buoyed by last week’s dominant performance against Hull, head south.

 

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