Drogba Backed To Stay At Chelsea But Who Else Is Sniffing Around?

Didier Drogba may be out of contract at Chelsea, but William Hill do not think that necessarily mean that the talismanic striker will be leaving Stamford Bridge, offering Even money that he starts next season at the Blues. Barcelona have reportedly targeted Drogba and have said they would be willing to offer a two year contract to the player and they are the 2/1 second favourites to take the Ivorian for the start of next season. Hills also offer 5/1 that he signs for Real Madrid and the same price that he goes to PSG. Another option could be for him to join his former teammate, Nicolas Anelka in China and he is 6/1 to sign for a side over there, while Manchester City are 12/1.

“Despite his advancing years, Drogba is still coveted by the top teams around the world and should Chelsea fail to offer him what he wants, there will be no lack of suitors for him this summer,” said Hill’s spokesman Joe Crilly.

William Hill Odds:

Didier Drogba club at the start of next season: 1/1 Chelsea; 2/1 Barcelona; 5/1 Real Madrid; 5/1 PSG; 12/1 Manchester City

Joe Crilly
Press Officer
Twitter: @footy_joe

T: 0208 918 3746
M: 07850 518 164
E: jcrilly@williamhill.co.uk

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Who’ Ll Be Chelsea Top Scorer ?

CHELSEA’S STRIKING CONTEST

With Chelsea’s new boss Villas-Boas bringing in new attacking options and Torres still yet to return to his prolific striking ways, William Hill have opened a book on who will top score in Premier League games for the Stamford Bridge side this season. ‘The striking positions in the Chelsea side seem to be up for grabs and any one of seven or eight players would appear to be in with a chance of being the club’s top scorer this season.’ Said Hill’s spokesman Graham Sharpe.’Torres is the obvious favourite, but he is showing few signs of recapturing his old form’

William Hill– TO BE CHELSEA TOP SCORER OF PREM GOALS THIS SEASON

Fernando Torres 7/4
Didier Drogba 7/2
Nicolas Anelka 7/2
Frank Lampard 5/1
Romelu Lukaku 7/1
Florent Malouda 8/1
Salomon Kalou 10/1
Juan Mata 10/1

When Will Torres Score?
Norwich…4/6
Sunderland..10/3
Man Utd..13/2
Swansea…11/2
None of these FOUR matches..9/2
MUST START VS NORWICH

Total Torres Premier League Goals this season:
under 10….2/1
10 – 13….15/8
14 – 17….9/4
18 or more….4/1

Graham Sharpe,
Media Relations Director.

T: 020 8918 3731
M: 07803 233702
E: gsharpe@williamhill.co.uk
Twitter – @sharpeangle

William Hill, Greenside House, 50 Station Road,
Wood Green, London, N22 7TP.

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lncredible! Hulk 4/1 To Join Chelsea

lncredible! Hulk 4/1 to join Chelsea as:

VILLAS BOAS 9/4 STILL TO BE CHELSEA BOSS IN 2015
William Hill offer 9/4 that Villas Boas will be so successful at Chelsea that he will still be boss in 2015, but 25/1 that he’ll be gone before the end of this year – and they are 10/3 that he will be the man finally to bring the Champions League trophy to Stamford Bridge. Hills are also betting on who the new man may bring to the club and offer 4/1 that Hulk will arrive, with Falcao a 7/4 chance.
‘The fascinating thing about this appointment is that it has the potential to be an absolute disaster or a complete triumph!’ said Hill’s spokesman Graham Sharpe.

Hills…..When Will AVB leave Chelsea?
2011…..25/1
2012…..4/1
2013…..5/2
2014…..2/1
2015…..+9/4

Hills…. Number of Chelsea Trophies?
0…..8/11
1……5/4
2…..13/2
3……33/1
4…….400/1

(FA Cup/Carling Cup/Premier League/Champions League/Europa League)
Where Will Chelsea Finish?
Winner….9/4
2nd-4th….8/13
5th – 10th….7/1
Bottom half….12/1

AVB to win CL with Chelsea: Yes – 10/3 No – 1/5

Hills…. At Chelsea after summer transfer window?YesNo
Didier Drogba…..8/11yes….EVS no
Nicolas Anelka 6/5 yes 8/13no
David Luiz 1/20yes 8/1 no
Fernando Torres 1/33.yes…..10/1no
Michael Essien…….2/7yes…….5/2no

To sign for Chelsea before the end of the summer transfer window:
Modric 11/10 Yes 4/6 No
Neymar 5/2 yes 2/7 No
Hulk 4/1 yes 1/7 No
Falcao 7/4 Yes 2/5 No
Eto’o 2/1 yes 4/11 No
Lukaku 4/6 yes 11/10 no
Moutinho 2/1 Yes 4/11 No

GB OLYMPIC TEAM SPECIALS…..

PUNTERS BACK PEARCE TO GET GB BOSS ROLE
DESPITE the disappointment of England U21s, Stuart Pearce has been the subject of backing to become the GB Olympic team boss for 2012 with William Hill slashing his odds from 6/1 to 5/2 clear favourite. ‘It is early days as yet but 80% of the bets we’ve taken so far on this market have been for Pearce to get the gig – with the majority of those being placed in Kent and from Kent clients’ said Hill’s spokesman Graham Sharpe.

TO BE GB OLYMPIC FOOTBALL TEAM BOSS….5/2 Pearce; 5/1 Southgate; 7/1 O’Neill; 8/1 Noel Blake; 9/1 Brian Flynn; 10/1 Billy Stark;Steve Beaglehole; 11/1 Mark Hughes; 20/1 Sir Alex Ferguson; David Beckham. Others on request.

Hills How many English starters in first GB Olympic match?
under 6….2/1
6-7………2/1
8 or more….6/5
Welsh player to start 1st match?
Yes1/4
No11/4
Scottish player to start 1st match?
Yes8/13
No6/5
N Irish player to start 1st match?
Yes5/6
No5/6
David Beckham to start 1st match?
Yes4/9
No13/8

Further information……..graham sharpe……0780 3233702

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Odds-on For Carlo To Say Ciao To Chelsea In Summer

Carlo Acelotti appears to be walking a very thin line following Chelsea’s capitulation against Manchester United. Bookmakers William Hill offer 5/1 that he is the next Premier League manager to leave their job and also 1/3 that he is not in charge come the first day of next season. Should Ancelotti be relieved of his position, Hills are 5/2 that Guus Hiddink takes over as the next permanent Chelsea manager while Jose Mourinho is 11/4.

Fernando Torres has endured a wretched start to his Chelsea career although Hills offer Even money that his goal drought ends against West Brom at the weekend. He is 7/2 to fail to score for the rest of the season. It is 10/3 that Torres has left Chelsea by the first game of next season while the odds suggest that the first of Chelsea’s strikers to leave the club will be Drogba (11/8) followed by Nicolas Anelka at 7/4.

“It is fair to say that Chelsea’s season has not gone quite to plan and their first season without a trophy in three years could well be the death knell for Ancelotti,” said Hill’s spokesman Joe Crilly.

William Hill Man United to win the treble – 6/1

Ancelotti still at Chelsea first day of next season?
Yes – 9/4
No – 1/3

Man Utd to reach the Champions League Final – 4/11

Next Manager to go: 5/4 No manager to go; 2/1 Steve Kean; 5/1 Carlo Ancelotti; 11/2 Steve Bruce; 7/1 Gerard Houllier; 9/1 Roberto Mancini; 9/1 Avram Grant; 10/1 David Moyes; 10/1 Roberto Martinez; 20/1 BAR

Next Permanent Chelsea Manager: 5/2 Guus Hiddink; 11/4 Jose Mourinho; 5/1 Pep Guardiola; 10/1 Didier Deschamps; 12/1 Martin O’Neill; 14/1 Frank Rijkaard; 14/1 Jurgen Klinsman; 16/1 David Moyes; 16/1 Rafael Benitez; 20/1 BAR

When Will Torre Score: 1/1 West Brom; 2/1 Birmingham; 7/1 West Ham; 7/1 Tottenham; 10/1 Manchester United; 14/1 Newcastle; 20/1 Everton; 7/2 None of these (not to score this season)

Further Information…Joe Crilly…0208 918 3746 / 07850 518 164

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You Bet Carroll Will Be On His Best Behaviour

William Hill have lengthened the odds of Andy Carroll to be the next Premier League player to be arrested, from 12/1 to 16/1, following his warning from Fabio Capello to keep off the booze. Hills make Ashley Cole and Joey Barton the 8/1 joint favourites.

“Following his big money move and with the belief that he will lead the line for England for the next few years, at least, Andy has been warned to curb his boozing and he may well become the consummate professional,” said Hill’s spokesman Joe Crilly.

Following their game against Ghana Hills offer Even money that Capello changes at least eight of the England starting line-up.

William Hill Football Odds:

How many of Tuesday’s starting XI will start the game against Switzerland?
0-3 EVS
4-6 11/10
7-9 11/2
10-11 33/1

Next Player Arrested
Ashley Cole 8/1
Joey Barton 8/1
John Terry 10/1
Anton Ferdinand 11/1
Jack Wilshere 11/1
Mario Ballotelli 11/1
El Hadji Diouf 12/1
Steven Gerrard 12/1
Wayne Rooney 14/1
Barry Ferguson 16/1
Kevin Nolan 16/1
Andy Carroll 16/1
Jermaine Pennant 20/1
Frank Lampard 25/1
Jermaine Defoe 25/1
Rio Ferdinand 25/1
Carlos Tevez 33/1
Didier Drogba 33/1
Joe Hart 33/1
Nicolas Anelka 33/1

HOW MANY QUALIFIERS WILL THEY START
Gareth Barry
0 – 7/2
1 – 9/4
2 – 9/4
3 – 4/1
4 – 6/1

Andy Carroll
0 – 4/1
1 – 4/1
2 – 11/8
3 – 11/8
4 – 5/2

Leighton Baines
0 – 1/3
1 – 7/4
2 – 3/1
3 – 20/1
4 – 80/1

Gary Cahill
0 – 8/13
1 – 15/8
2 – 11/4
3 – 11/1
4 – 50/1

Where will Gary Cahill be on the first game of next Premier League season? Arsenal 6/4; Bolton 9/4; Liverpool 4/1; Bayern Munich 5/1; Chelsea 10/1; Man Utd 14/1
Others on request.

Will Joe Hart win more caps than Peter Shilton?
1/10 No 11/2 Yes

Who will start more of England’s 4 remaining games in qualifying: Barry, Wilshere, Milner? Milner 5/4; Wilshere 11/8; Barry 3/1

Andy Carroll to start against Switzerland:
8/11 No; 1/1 Yes

Further Information…Joe Crilly…07850 518 164.

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Arrested Developments: Cole Could Find Himself In Hot Water Once More

William Hill have reopened betting on the next Premier League footballer to be arrested following the news that Ashley Cole is likely to escape punishment for his air-rifle shenanigans. Cole heads the betting at 7/1, with another of football’s not-so-squeaky-clean luminaries, Joey Barton, 8/1 to be the next Premier League footballer to be arrested for a new offence. John Terry is the 10/1 third favourite.

“Ashley has been off the front pages for quite a while now but recent revelations have seen him return with a flourish. The odds suggest that Cole could become quite the rogue over the next few months ,” said Hill’s spokesman Joe Crilly.

Hills have already paid out on Craig Bellamy and Jack Wilshere and could still find themselves paying out on Cole if he is arrested over the air rifle incident.

William Hill Next Premier League Player Arrested Prices*:

7/1 Ashley Cole; 8/1 Joey Barton; 10/1 John Terry; 11/1 Anton Ferdinand; 11/1 Jack Wilshere; 11/1 Mario Ballotelli; 12/1 Andy Carroll; 12/1 El Hadji Diouf; 12/1 Steven Gerrard; 14/1 Wayne Rooney; 16/1 Barry Ferguson; 16/1 Kevin Nolan; 20/1 Jermaine Pennant; 25/1 Frank Lampard; 25/1 Jermaine Defoe; 25/1 Rio Ferdinand; 33/1 Carlos Teez; 33/1 Didier Drogba; 33/1 Joe Cole; 33/1 Nicolas Anelka

*must be for a new offence starting from the 1st March 2011

Further Information…Joe Crilly…0208 918 3746 / 07850 518 164

Additional Info: http://sports.williamhill.com/bet/en-gb/betting/y/5/Football.html

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In Cole-d Blood: Ashley Favourite To Visit The Cop Shop

Ashley Cole has been made the 8/1 joint favourite with William Hill to be the next Premier League player to be arrested following reports that he shot a student with an air rifle. Joey Barton is also 8/1, while John Terry is the 10/1 third favourite.

“Rather bizarrely, reports are suggesting that Ashley Cole shot someone with an air rifle and it could well be that his bad boy ways are not behind him just yet,” said Hill’s spokesman Joe Crilly.

Hills have already paid out on Craig Bellamy and Jack Wilshere this year and the odds suggest that Ashley Cole could make it a “hat-trick of hoodlums.”

William Hill Next Premier League Player To Be Arrested

Ashley Cole 8/1
Joey Barton 8/1
John Terry 10/1
Anton Ferdinand 11/1
Jack Wilshere 11/1
Mario Ballotelli 11/1
Andy Carroll 12/1
El Hadji Diouf 12/1
Steven Gerrard 12/1
Wayne Rooney 14/1
Barry Ferguson 16/1
Kevin Nolan 16/1
Jermaine Pennant 20/1
Frank Lampard 25/1
Jermaine Defoe 25/1
Rio Ferdinand 25/1
Carlos Tevez 33/1
Didier Drogba 33/1
Joe Hart 33/1
Nicolas Anelka 33/1

Further Information…Joe Crilly…07850 518 164

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Wednesday Prem Specials

*********************************************William Hill WEDNESDAY PREM SPECIALS******************************************

IF WOODGATE STARTS, HOW LONG WILL HE LAST?

WITH HARRY REDKNAPP contemplating starting Jonathan Woodgate on Wednesday night, William Hill have opened a book on how long he will play for if he does line up at kick off. ‘If Harry is thinking of starting Woodgate he must be confident that he is fit enough to do himself justice, so we reckon he should at least make it into the latter stages of the game and make 81 or more minutes our 4/7 favourite’ said Hill’s spokesman Graham Sharpe.
When will Woodgate come off v Blackburn? (must start)

1st minute to half time (inc injury time)
10/1

46th minute – 60th minute
10/3

61st minutes – 80th minute
3/1

81st minute to full time
4/7

CARROLL’S ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT?

Andy Carroll has been cut from 7/1 joint favourite to 6/1 clear favourite by William Hill to be the next Premier League player arrested for a new offence following his move to Liverpool. ‘Carroll had his well publicised problems in Newcastle and as a high profile new signing will hardly be able to remain anonymous in and around Liverpool when he is out and about enjoying his social life’ said Hill’s spokesman Graham Sharpe.

Next Premier League Footballer Arrested For New Offence

6/1 Andy Carroll; 7/1Joey Barton; 7/1 Mario Ballotelli; 9/1 Jack Wilshere; 12/1 John Terry; 12/1 Anton Ferdinand; 12/1 Steven Gerrard; 12/1 El Hadji Diouf; 14/1 Wayne Rooney; 16/1 Barry Ferguson; 16/1 Kevin Nolan; 16/1 Ashley Cole; 20/1 Jermaine Pennant; 20/1 Jermaine Pennant; 20/1 Jermaine Defoe; 25/1 Rio Ferdinand; 25/1 Frank Lampard; 25/1 Joe Hart; 33/1 Nicolas Anelka; 33/1 Carlos Tevez; 33/1 Didier Drogba;

(Only these footballers count)

KENNY LOSE THE JOB NOW?

William Hill have cut Kenny Dalglish from 11/10 to 1/4 favourite to become the permanent Liverpool boss following the two high profile signings he has brought to the club as Torres departed. ‘The fact that so much money was invested in making sure the club had strong replacements in place for the loss of Torres suggests that Kenny is in pole position to be confirmed as permanent boss’ said nHill’s spokesman Graham Sharpe.

Hills…TO BE PERMANENT LIVERPOOL BOSS…1/4 Dalglish; 6 O’Neill; 10 Coyle; Rijkaard; 12 Deschamps; Rangnick; Villas-Boas. Others on request.

Hills…..Where will Liverpool finish this season?

Top 4
10/1

5th or 6th
7/4

7th – 10th
11/10

11th -17th
7/2

Relegated
40/1

9/1 NO MORE PREM BOSSES TO GO THIS SEASON

William Hill have cut their odds for no further Premier League manager to leave his club this season from 16/1 to 9/1 following the closure of the transfer window. ‘Obviously several managers are under pressure because of results, but at the moment most bosses appear relatively secure in their positions – even though Avram Grant is, for the sixt time this season, odds-on favourite to be the next boss to go this season’ said Hill’s spokesman Graham Sharpe, ‘We have also seen a little support for outspoken Ian Holloway, backed from double figure odds in to 6/1 second favourite.’

NEXT PREM BOSS TO GO THIS SEASON…4/7 Grant; 6 Holloway; 8 McLeish; 9 None; 10 Di Matteo; Hughes; Martinez; 12 Ancelotti; 16 McCarthy; Moyes.

Further information….graham sharpe…0208 918 3731

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Jack The Lad: You Bet Wilshere Is New Premiership Wildman!

Punters who are tearing up their ‘next Premier League footballer to be arrested’ slips, following news of Jack Wilshere’s arrest, had best hold on. William Hill are not going to be paying out on the Arsenal starlet’s arrest as it was for an offence that happened last year. This means that the betting for second arrest of 2011 is still open. Hill’s have cut Wilshere’s odds from 11/1 to 9/1 to be the second footballer arrested for a new offence. Trio, Andy Carroll, Joey Barton and Mario Balotelli are joint 7/1 favourites.

“Jack’s rap sheet is growing at an alarming rate and he could soon be earning punters more money for his off field antics than he does playing football,” said Hill’s spokesman Joe Crilly.

Last week, Hill’s paid out on Craig Bellamy being the first Premier League arrest of the season. Despite playing for Cardiff, his registration is still held by Manchester City.

Second Premier League Footballer Arrested For New Offence: 7/1 Andy Carroll; 7/1 Joey Barton; 7/1 Mario Ballotelli; 9/1 Jack Wilshere; 11/1 John Terry; 11/1 Anton Ferdinand; 12/1 Steven Gerrard; 12/1 El Hadji Diouf; 14/1 Wayne Rooney; 16/1 Barry Ferguson; 16/1 Kevin Nolan; 16/1 Ashley Cole; 20/1 Jermaine Pennant; 20/1 Jermaine Pennant; 20/1 Jermaine Defoe; 25/1 Rio Ferdinand; 25/1 Frank Lampard; 25/1 Joe Hart; 33/1 Nicolas Anelka; 33/1 Carlos Tevez; 33/1 Didier Drogba

(Only these footballers count)

Further Information…Joe Crilly…0208 918 3746 / 07850 518 164

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It’s A Fair Cop! Bookies Pay Out At 16/1 As Bellamy Arrested!

Craig Bellamy has once again won punters a long-odds payout, after he became the first Premier League player of 2011 to be arrested – a 16/1 chance to add to his 100/1 stunner when, playing for Liverpool, he marked scoring a goal by making a ‘golf-swing’ celebration shortly after being accused of hitting a team-mate with a golf club.

“Bellamy has proved very punter-friendly for those gambling on off-beat football betting markets.” Hills have reopened their market on the next Premier League footballer to be arrested. “It could become as popular as the next manager to lose his job,” said Hill’s spokesman “and we are making Joey Barton and Andy Carroll 7/1 joint favourites.”

William Hill Next Premier League Footballer To Be Arrested

7/1 Andy Carroll; 7/1 Joey Barton; 8/1 Mario Balotelli; 9/1 Anton Ferdinand; 9/1 John Terry; 10/1 Jack Wilshere; 10/1 Steven Gerrard; 10/1 Wayne Rooney; 12/1 El Hadji Diouf; 14/1 Barry Ferguson; 14/1 Kevin Nolan; 14/1 Rio Ferdinand; 16/1 Ashley Cole; 16/1 Frank Lampard; 16/1 Jermaine Pennant; 16/1 Joe Hart; 20/1 Jermain Defoe; 20/1 Nicolas Anelka; 25/1 Carlos Tevez; 25/1 Craig Gordon; 33/1 Didier Drogba; 40/1 Peter Crouch; 50/1 Gareth Bale

Further Information…Joe Crilly…0208 918 3746 / 07850 518 164

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