Chelsea finally taste victory
Chelsea's win completed an amazing four-timer of away wins in the 3pm Premier League kick-offs with Alex McLeish's Aston Villa again going off piste...
The quickest cure for 'the Blues' is a win, especially when it's the first in five games.
Frank Lampard finally gave Chelsea fans a little Christmas cheer with a last minute winner at Wolves today. It's been a miserable run of festive games for Andre Villas-Boas' men who were held by local rivals Fulham and then lost to Aston Villa last time out.
And when Stephen Ward cancelled out Ramires' opener, it looked like the agony would continue for the Blues. But Lampard, who started the match, turned in an Ashley Cole cross with injury time imminent to reward brave in-play backers of Chelsea at [9.0] on Betfair.
Chelsea's win completed an amazing four-timer of away wins in the 3pm Premier League kick-offs with Alex McLeish's Aston Villa again going off piste, suffering a 2-0 reverse at home to Swansea; Norwich coming from a goal behind to defeat QPR and Stoke doing the business at Blackburn.
A Swansea win without conceding was backed at [10.5] on Betfair while the 2-0 scoreline traded at [36.0]. The win was the first of this Premier League campaign for the Welsh outfit and leaves them one place ahead of Villa in the table, level on points but ahead on goal difference.
Norwich, two points and two places ahead of Swansea, head up the Top Promoted Team market on Betfair after beating QPR 2-1 at Loftus Road. Joey Barton will again dominate the headlines after opening the scoring but then being sent off to give Norwich a way back into the match. Anthony Pilkington and Steve Morison scored the goals in as Norwich landed in-play odds of [12.0] to win.
Stoke's fine season continued with a 2-1 win at Blackburn, with Peter Crouch scoring both goals. Blackburn are [1.7] to go down.