Saturday, 20 September 2008

CHELSEA VS MAN UNITED PREVIEW!




At this stage of the season, a year back, Chelsea made their way to OT to face Manchester United 3 days after losing their charismatic manager Jose Mourinho. One year on and United travel to Stamford Bridge to face a Chelsea team whose form sharply contrasts with that of United. A lot has been made of the game on Sunday but let me get this off my chest already. Football has never been as straight forward as any other sport, I really do think that United will leave the Bridge with all 3 points. The stats show that Chelsea have given United a harder time in the league compared to any other side but I genuinely believe that the form book will be ripped apart. United have 4 points from a possible start and will equal their record of a worst ever start to a season if they get beaten on Sunday. It's 122 games since United lost 2 games in the league consecutively but given the form of the league leaders, many just cannot see a way back for the Champions tomorrow. We United fans have gotten used to what Christians call resurrection from the dead. Time and time again, United have triumphed against the odds--it's probably why even though we lose on Sunday, one will have to be brave to write off United. A 9 point gap to bridge in September is not exactly what we had in mind for the season and I remain confident that it will not become a reality. Vida and Carrick should be the only absentees for different reasons, so I expect one of our strongest sides out on the turf come Sunday. Ronaldo is back so the excuses might as well take a hike. The question is, WILL THE REAL UNITED PLEASE STAND UP?

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