Chelsea are clear at the top of the table but the rest of the top 4 has an unfamiliar look with Southampton and West Ham flying high. Here is a look at the week’s best Premier league bets

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Manchester City to beat Manchester United at 10/11 Paddy Power

West Ham to win at Stoke at 23/10 William Hill

Crystal Palace to beat Sunderland at 23/20  William Hill

Manchester City v Manchester United

Both sides have issues going into the latest Manchester Derby. Manchester United have made their worst start to a Premier League season, gaining just 13 points from their opening nine games. Last season under David Moyes, they had 14 points. City are already six points behind Chelsea, lost at West Ham last weekend and are not showing the consistent form that won them the title last season

These though are two teams at different stages of their evolution. United are rebuilding and assimilating a lot of new players into a new formation against of background of injuries. City have an established line up, home advantage here and should win, priced at 10/11 with Paddy Power

Stoke City v West Ham United

Just quietly Stoke are underperforming this season with three wins all season and especially patchy home form. West Ham on the other hand have four wins in their last five league games, playing their most attacking brand of football for years, with real threats in the strike poartnwership of Sakho and Valencia

Gven the team’s relative form, a price of 23/10 on the away team to win here with William Hill looks attractive. Stoke won’t make it easy, even at home they can set up 4-5-1 with a first intention to frustrate opponents but a price of over 5/2 is well worth a play at the moment

Crystal Palace v Sunderland

Monday night football sees two teams in the bottom six meet. It is a tough ask for Sunderland, with one win all season and no form whatsoever against a Palace side that are well marshalled under Neil Warnock and who have a decent home record since their return to the Premier League, including nine of their last fifteen league wins

Palace at 23/20 with Wlliam Hill is a price that should be taken, as I am unwilling yet to ascribe anything to a potential Sunderland turn-round, especuially away from home

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Manchester City to beat Manchester United at 10/11 Paddy Power

West Ham to win at Stoke at 23/10 William Hill

Crystal Palace to beat Sunderland at 23/20  William Hill