Super Sunday : Chelsea v Man City, Liverpool v Swansea odds as punters eye Stamford Bridge clash

We’ve another Super Sunday of action as Paddy Power release the latest odds and announce a new free bets offer on Chelsea v Man City, Liverpool v Swansea, Southampton v Newcastle & Tottenham v West Ham – you can see more Chelsea v Man City odds here.

No doubt the pick of the ties is at Stamford Bridge as Chelsea and Manchester City go head to head on Sunday afternoon in what should be a fantastic match between two of the best teams in the country.

It was already a contest people were looking forward to of course, but after Roberto Di Matteo’s sacking as Chelsea boss and former Liverpool manager Rafa Benitez being named in his place, there is extra spice to this one.

The Stamford Bridge crowd will be more than a little restless ahead of kick-off as the majority are unhappy with the way club legend Di Matteo was treated. Then, to bring in Benitez – who has often criticised Chelsea in the past – means they are far from convinced.

There’s no doubt the Blues are desperate for the win,  with the side faltering in recent weeks with no wins in four, and taking only a possible two points out of a possible twelve which has seen the Stamford Bridge club limp to fourth in the Premiership. We seldom see odds of 13/8 for Chelsea to win at home and it is obvious that the layers are a little unsure of this one.

The Chelsea faithful will still get behind their team though as this is a massive match. Going into it, Chelsea are four points behind league leaders Manchester City and defeat on Sunday would see them fall further behind.It would also be a terrible start for new, already under pressure manager Benitez.

One of the main questions from football fans will be whether the ex Liverpool boss can get Fernando Torres back to firing to the form of a few seasons ago.

That looks highly unlikely, considering Torres has been way below par for a number of years now, and a move back to Spain seems the more sensible option, with Benitez already lining up a big January move for a striker, possibly Radamel Falcao from Atletico Madrid, with a rumoured transfer kitty of £60m to be made available from Abramovich.

As for City, they will have enjoyed the carnage going on at Stamford Bridge this week and hope they can use it to their advantage on Sunday. With Champions League football gone for this year, their priority is retaining their Premier League title.

Manchester United may well be back on top by the time this one gets underway, but Roberto Mancini will aim to recapture top spot with only their second Premier League win at Stamford  Bridge since 1993.

The defending Champions find themselves in good form going into this one, certainly in the league. They have won their last two games, with the most recent a particularly convincing 5-0 victory against Aston Villa.

In front of goal, they are bound to be a threat to a Chelsea defence that has appeared rather suspect in the last couple of weeks. Benitez will of course look to quickly improve this, but with Carlos Tevez and Sergio Aguero – the home side have their work cut out.

Tevez in particular has looked back to his best in recent weeks, bagging a brace last weekend and he could be the man to fire Mancini’s men to victory at a credible price of 9/5. The Argentine himself is 6/1 to open the scoring with Paddy Power, and that price should attract plenty of interest.

Overall, this should be a cracking contest for so many reasons and it is a Premier League fixture that does the Super Sunday name plenty of justice.

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