Top Two Set To Battle It Out For The Title This Sunday

The Premier League title race has been blown wide open after the weekend's Premier League games. Man United lost 1-0 to Arsenal at the Emirates on Sunday, the previous day everything went Chelsea's way.

Chelsea had a massive slice of luck on Saturday against Tottenham Hotspur with key decisions going their way. The officials wrongly allowed both of Chelsea's goals in their 2-1 win over Spurs.

Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has admitted that after this weekend's results, Chelsea now have a 'major chance' of winning the Premier League title.

Only two months ago Chelsea were 15 points behind Man United, now after that incredibly lucky win, they are only three points behind the league leaders and both clubs have a goal difference of +38.

After the 1-0 defeat to Arsenal, Sir Alex Ferguson told Sky Sports: "Obviously, it gives Chelsea a major chance now and that's what happens when you get these decisions.
"They got one at Old Trafford last season so that's the worry now.
"But in terms of ability - a game at Old Trafford, the supporters will be ready for it - and so will our players."

In all likelihood, Sunday's game will probably be the title decider. In theory both teams should pick up maximum points in their final two games, although anything can happen in football.

Manchester United's final three fixtures:

Man United v Chelsea (H)
Blackburn v Man United (A)
Man United v Blackpool (H)

Chelsea's final three fixtures:

Man United v Chelsea (A)
Chelsea v Newcastle (H)
Everton v Chelsea (A)

United and Chelsea have played each other four times this season. Man United have won three of the games, losing just one.
The first game was on the 8th August 2010 in the Community Shield, which United won 3-1. On the 1st March 2011 United visited Stamford Bridge in the league, they lost 2-1.

Man United and Chelsea were drawn against each other in the quarter-finals of the UEFA Champions League. Man United won the first leg at Stamford Bridge 1-0. United won the second leg 2-1 at Old Trafford, which meant that it was United who progressed.

Chelsea will have the week to prepare for Sunday's game. Man United on the other hand have a semi-final second leg game against Schalke on Wednesday. Man United are in a comfortable position after beating the German side 2-0 in the first leg.

If United beat Chelsea on Sunday then they will go six points clear of the London club with two games remaining. A loss to Chelsea would mean that Chelsea go top of the table on goal difference with two games to go. A draw would keep United three points clear. 

One Response so far.

  1. DavidTheAlien says:

    Ok i am not confident going into that tie at all even though i want Man United to lay rest to any doubt there may be and completely batter them at Old Trafford. Unfortunately we all know in recent times Chelsea has had the rub of the green and refereeing decisions whether it has been at Old Trafford or at Stamford Bridge.

    Still a very bitter pill to swallow from the past weekends games especially the refereeing decisions, in Chelsea v Spurs game an absolutely sublime goal from Sandro for Spurs but both yes both Chelsea goals should never have counted in a million years. In all fairness yes they had a very valid penalty decision turned away but to me this game should have ended in a draw.

    United and Arsenal game was just as bad as Vidic was extremely lucky to stay on park when handball offense was missed but to be fair to ref it happened so fast that i never saw it until they replayed it a million times. Rooney was booked for his first tackle which was nothing no malicious intent at all completely flabbergasted by that. On the other side of the coin i believe it was Song for them that i tallied 4-5 fouls in the 2nd half in a 10-15 min period which resulted in a yellow god only knows how many he had before that or even in first half, consistency not fucking likely (sorry for the swearing). Evra penalty possibly one but can see why it wasn't given but the Owen claim for a penalty was as clear as day how it wasn't given i don't understand, having said that though Arsenal deserved the win although its extremely tough pill to swallow.

    Should be entertaining and nerve wracking match for sure. C'mon United and anyone that is attending that match please really get behind the team and sing your hearts out for the lads on the pitch be that 12th man Stretty suck in as many United goals as you can.

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