Antonio Conte’s Chelsea FC are firmly in the driving seat to win the English Premier League this season on the back of a frightening run of form in recent months.

After 26 Premier League games, the Blues are a full 10-points clear of their nearest pursuers and unless they suffer a real meltdown, the title is surely theirs.

To follow up an impressive run of wins, the month of March holds the prospect of more points to come with a relatively easy run of fixtures in the Premier League, particularly during the mid-month period.

On Monday night on the 13th of March, Chelsea take a break from the Premier League to play Manchester United in a heavyweight FA Cup 6th round clash at Stamford Bridge live on the BBC, with the winners getting a trip to Wembley for the semis.

Manchester United are still outside of those all-important Top 4 places but still in the Europa League which gives a Champions League spot to the winners. Although winning the FA Cup only gets you into the Europa League next season, Jose Mourinho would love nothing more than to dump his former club out the Cup.

The Man.Utd fixture comes on the eve of the 2017 Cheltenham Festival of course, which gets underway on Tuesday 14th March.  With this huge fixture being broadbase on live terrestrial TV, those interested in a flutter will no doubt find some nice enhanced odds available from the online bookies, but be sure to look out for their Cheltenham free bets for the week ahead too.

Kick off will be at 8pm as usual, and with the game set to be shown live on Sky Sports it’s a perfect way to start this big week of sport.

After all the mayhem of the 4-day Cheltenham Festival betting bonanza, punters will once again turn their attention to the relative calm of Premier League matches to bet on at the weekend, where Stoke City v Chelsea takes place at the Britannia Stadium on Saturday 18th March.

Stoke City seem to be a perpetually solid mid-table side, who currently reside in 10th place in the league and they are famously difficult to beat when playing at their home fortress. But of all the teams in the Top 10, Stoke City have the biggest negative goal difference and that suggests they’re vulnerable in defence against the top sides.

Chelsea are becoming further and further out of sight from the chasing pack. Tottenham Hotspur, Man City, Arsenal, Liverpool and Manchester United aren’t playing poorly by any means, but Chelsea seem to just be a lot more consistent this season and with some straight forward looking assignments during the month of March, it seems unlikely they will be giving up much ground on their main rivals any time soon.