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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Huddersfield v Newcastle

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  • Both teams have scored in three of the last five meetings
Expert verdict
Huddersfield are back into the relegation places but, before last week’s defeat to Arsenal, had notched in five consecutive Premier League games. The visiting Magpies have scored five goals in their last four matches on the road and can contribute to a high-scoring affair at the John Smith’s Stadium.

 

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