MAN UNITED were put in the shade yesterday after rivals Chelsea and Liverpool splashed out about £130million between them.

Alex Ferguson will have looked on enviously at their spending power – but the others will be envious every time they glance at the EPL table.

United sit proudly on top, five points clear of Arsenal, and will be looking to extend their unbeaten league record this season to 23 by beating Aston Villa at home tonight.

Villa have spent big and show signs of improvement but it still looks a United win at 1-3 with firms including bodog and Ladbrokes.

Torres is available to make his debut tonight at Sunderland but is more likely to be rested for a meeting with former club Liverpool on Sunday.

Chelsea will be hoping to take advantage of Sunderland losing Darren Bent by winning at the Stadium of Light. Sunderland battered the Blues 3-0 at the Bridge earlier in the season and Carlo Ancelotti's men are generally available at 4-6.

If he starts you can have Torres at 10-3 with 888sport and Blue Square to score first. But I'll be on Didier Drogba at 4-1 with Skybet as he aims to prove he's still the big Drog at the Bridge.

Arsenal should edge out Everton at home but are a best 4-9 with Paddy Power and Ladbrokes.

West Brom v Wigan looks a tough call and I'll settle for a draw here.

In the Championship, leaders QPR should be too hot for Portsmouth and take Ipswich at Derby.

Leicester have been going well since signing Yakubu from Everton and can pick up the points at Sheffield United.

Huddersfield were unlucky to lose to Arsenal on Sunday but should step up their promotion bid by beating Carlisle at home in League One.

Two FA Cup shocktroops meet at Brisbane Road and Orient can get the better of leaders Brighton.

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