Tuesday, December 18, 2007
Liverpool Goes Red as Chelsea Sees Blue
The grand slam Sunday left bitter taste in the mouths of Chelsea and Liverpool fans. Billed grand slam because the so-called big four English Premier League clubs play each other to avoid any whiff of match fixing nor advantage, the weekend games never disappointed.
Starting at Anfield Carlos Tavez drew blood for Manchester United and the noise from Merseysiders didn't translate into any solace as Liverpool went down 1-0. And that made United top the table but it only lasted for under three hours.
William Gallas spoilt Grant's party of being unbeaten as Chelsea Manager i 14 successive matches. The 1-0 scoreline for Arsenal brought back Mourinho's ghost given that Arsenal NEVER defeated Chelsea during Jose's tenure as boss from 2004.
That Arsenal did not beat Chelsea during Jose Mourinho's entire tenure as Blues manager but have defeated Avram Grant's team at the first attempt was loaded massage pregnant with the personality and presence of the SPECIAL ONE.
So with the Blues literally seeing the sky colour 10 and 9 points adrift Gunners and United respectively, the title race may just be shaping up into a two-horse race between the two. But it may not be over till it over.
Despite some resilience and power play by Sheva, Drogba's absence was so loud that Grant must be cursing under his own breath what evil became of the Ivorian. No wonder the Drog earned a fourth place berth as Kaka pipped Ronaldo and Messi to clinch Fifa footballer of the year 2007 award.