And then came chelsea’s “december disaster” ! Seven key players ,Lampard (who was out since august) , Drogba , Alex , Benayoun ,Essien ,Ivanovic ,and Zhirkov all out and chelsea was playing with an almost second string squad . Points dropped , games lost , confidence low , everything that should not be happening to a football club , all hit us at once ! Chelsea dropped to fourth in the table with people feeling we won’t secure a champions league spot for next year , Arsenal moved up to second .
Few weeks later , Chelsea was eliminated from the champions league at the hands of Manchester united and Arsenal by Barcalona.
And then fast forward to the 8th of may ,2011 ! Thanks to some luck and a hell lot of character Chelsea are back in second place ( coming from being 18 points behind at one stage ) with today’s game against united that could potentially decide the title ! And Arsenal , like in previous seasons , ran out of steam by the end of the season and are struggling at third . Liverpool have come back briliantly and are pushing for a champions league spot and spurs have been relegated to fifth , where they belong if you ask me .
With just three games left for the end of the season , we have two teams very much in the reckoning for the title . The premier league , in it’s glorious history , has never been decided on goal difference . Should Chelsea win today , that might well be the case come the end of the season .
The winner tonight will in all probability take home the title but as always in a chelsea man united game , there is something more than that at stake , BRAGGING RIGHTS !
I would like to point out something at this stage. Should Chelsea win today ( and I expect they will ) , United will go to Wembly with one thought in their mind . “screw this up and you go trophy-less this season ” .. AND because of that , coming into this game too , United have ALL to lose . As for chelsea , After the hopeless season that this one has been , even second place will be a victory and the title will be a BEEEG bonus ! so chelsea have nothing to lose !
Will OT become the Theatre of broken dreams ? Will chelsea script one of the most spirited comebacks the league has seen ? Will chelsea rise like the phoenix and retain the title? We’ll know in about 2 hours !!
Chelsea 4ever !!!