Paddy Power enhanced its reputation as a punter friendly firm recently, by announcing an early payout of Chelsea as champions of the 2014/15 Premier League.
Loyal Blues fans and shrewd punters alike will be counting their winnings early as the Irish bookie has paid out in excess of £400,000 in winnings. So if you backed Chelsea to win the Premier League with Paddy Power, give yourself a big pat on the back.
One savvy punter reportedly lumped £16 grand on Chelsea at odds of 2/5 to return over £22,000, while a further 44 people are understood to have bet in excess of £1000 and will be enjoying an early Christmas present from Paddy.
A spokesperson from the firm described continuing to offer the market as "delaying the inevitable," prompting their earliest payout since the 2005/2006 season, when Paddy Power correctly paid out on Chelsea winning the league title.
Over a third of the Premier League outright betting stakes have gone on Chelsea to win, which equates to almost double that of any other team.
Chelsea are the seasons form team, having racked up ten wins and two draws in their 12 league games, they are currently six points ahead of this seasons surprise package Southampton. The league leaders have an eight point lead over current title holders Manchester City having already avoided defeat at the Etihad Stadium.
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