Chelsea in pole position to win league title

Premier League leaders Chelsea look on course for the title this season in England as they go into Christmas topping the table and outright betting at Betfair, along with maybe even better odds, following a strong first half of the campaign which has seen them lose just one of their opening 17 fixtures.

The Blues’ 2-0 victory over Stoke on Monday evening at the Britannia Stadium ensured that Jose Mourinho’s side will top the table on Christmas Day. That is important because seven of the last 10 title winners all headed the table during Christmas. Meanwhile, on all three of the previous occasions that Chelsea have been top of the league on December 25, they went on to win the trophy.

Although the gap between themselves and defending champions Manchester City has reduced to three points, Mourinho will be delighted with the way his squad has handled the challenges of the Premier League, Champions League and Capital One Cup.

With 12 league goals to his name in 14 games, Diego Costa has proved the missing piece to the jigsaw from last season where Chelsea missed a clinical striker to put away the chances they were creating.

The addition of Cesc Fabregas cannot be underestimated this season, too. The Spaniard tops the assist charts and has settled into the West London club straight away following a move from Barcelona in the summer. He has been able to form what has been a very fruitful partnership with Costa in the Blues side.

Chelsea go into 2015 still involved in four competitions so naturally the talk of a historic quadruple will still linger on until they do get knocked out of one of them. To win two trophies in a season is tough so never mind three or four! However, for as long as the Blues are in these competitions, Mourinho will want to win them. So who knows what they can go on to achieve this campaign.