Leading up to this weekend’s Premier League action most of the talk has centered around matters in the Championship. It is probably one of the times in a close title race that the limelight has ever been taken away from the richest soccer league in the world. That will all change come 1600hrs on Sunday when Sky’s coverage of Manchester United vs Chelsea will send the network into an orgasmic overdrive of soccer.
If United wins, that’s pretty much the title wrapped up and Chelsea can say good night. The neutrals will crave the West London side pulling off a shock and the only way they can realistically do that is by leaving record signing Fernando Torres on the bench. With Didier Drogba leading the line, you would back them to score anywhere in the world. With Torres leading the line Sunday morning under-10s seven a side might just about be their level.
United, who have only dropped two points at home this season, will be a tough nut to crack but if anyone can then it’s Chelsea.
The bottom of the table is where the pressure cooker is heating up though. Upton Park plays host to undoubtedly the biggest of these games as West Ham host Blackburn knowing that three wins from three games will likely keep them up. No pressure lads.
Victor Chandler spokesperson Charlie McCann believes the Irons may have what it takes to escape the drop, and said, “Hammers supporters are in optimistic mood and, despite propping up the table, have been out in force in recent days to avail themselves of the 11/4 we offer about them staying in the division. Tomorrow’s game is crucial and if they can beat Blackburn tomorrow that optimism may not have been misplaced especially with injury-hit Sunderland at Upton Park on the final day.”
A place above West Ham sits Wolves who entertain West Brom on Sunday lunchtime in the final Black Country derby of the season. The home side only usually beat teams in the top six and the bad news is the visitors, West Brom, aren’t in that position. Doh!
Third from bottom Wigan go to Aston Villa where they can easily pull off an upset and it would mean that sorry old Blackpool could end up in the drop zone come Sunday afternoon. That’s unless they overcome Spurs at White Hart Lane who are notoriously bad against teams in the bottom six. It’s as unpredictable as ever, which is why the rest of the world is so envious of the league.