Another international break has arrived, giving the English Premier League a much-deserved rest. The action has been relentless over the past few weeks, with fans certainly getting their money’s worth after game upon game of exciting displays.
But as the campaign creeps on, so do the nerves.
With important action taking place at both ends of the table last weekend, it was a crucial few days in England’s top flight.
The league standings have changed almost every weekend since the campaign began back in August. And so have the odds of the top four and the relegation three.
After another rollercoaster weekend of action, there is no better place to start than at the top of the Premier League, where Liverpool outfought Champions Manchester City in a 3-1 victory.
Liverpool maintained their unbeaten record, with City dropping down to fourth.
The result changed very little in the top four standings, however, with both clubs currently 1/500 on William Hill to clinch a top four spot.
Chelsea and Leicester occupy the other two places in the top four. They are currently 1/4 and 4/7 respectively to remain there until the end of the season.
Fierce north-London rivals Arsenal and Tottenham are both 5/2 to claim a top four spot, despite the former sitting sixth and the latter in 14th after 12 games.
Manchester United are also being backed by bookmakers to continue their recovery and finish inside the top four. They are currently 4/1 to do so.
Wolves and Everton are the nearest sides to pull off a shock to the standings and secure a place in the top four. Nuno Espirito Santo’s side are currently 25/1, with Marco Silva’s men now 40/1.
And at the other end of the table, it isn’t four important places on offer, but three.
It’s unsurprisingly newly-promoted Norwich who are the current favourites to be relegated. Their fine start to the season has now been overshadowed by a poor run of form.
They are currently 1/4 to go straight back down.
With just one win from their 12 league games, struggling Watford are also being backed to be relegated to the Championship. They are 19/20 to suffer the most unwanted fate in English football.
Southampton sit 19th and are also in a worrying streak. They are currently 5/4 to go down.
Newly-promoted Aston Villa are 7/4 to get relegated after a stuttering start back in the top flight. Their fellow promotion side Sheffield United still just 6/1 to get relegated despite sitting fifth in the table.
Newcastle and Burnley are also in danger of the drop this season. Steve Bruce’s side are 11/4 to suffer from another relegation, with Sean Dyche’s men 4/1 to drop a division.