Date: 16th December 2010 at 5:32pm
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Having seen off the challenge of Arsenal, on Monday night, we now steel ourselves for a trip to Stamford Bridge.

It`s a ground where Sir Alex hasn`t had the best of luck in recent years with it, we understand, being eight long years since we won in that particular part of West London.

But, with Chelsea`s form being how you might say, ragged, Sunday presents us with an ideal opportunity to really grasp the mettle in the title race and push on ahead of our nearest rivals.

Ahead of the trip to London, Sir Alex Ferguson has already started the mind-games intended to upset the opposition. The first point he raised chatting to the media, was his belief that his squad are perfectly suited to going to Stamford Bridge and getting the result when he quipped,

“We have got good players and they have all had big-game experience for years now.”

“It`s not as if it`s new to them. Their experience is very important and the desire is still there with this club. Al our players have good desire to win matches.”


Now previously, Sir Alex has been known to suggest that an ageing Chelsea squad were not equipped to threaten his side, only for Chelsea`s ageing squad to win the first Double in their history.

But this time we feel that by praising what the London club are doing he could be trying t lull them into a false sense of security when he remarked,


“Ballack`s contract came to an end, Juliano Belletti`s came to an end.”

“They have replaced them with younger ones such as Sturridge and the young boy McEachran.”

“Their plan was always to start introducing younger players and I think that`s a good thing. But it can backfire if you get injuries.”

Which is exactly, what appears, to have happened to them in recent weeks!

For his last point though, Sir Alex doesn`t quite get his point across when he comments,

“You need big squads these days, because the number of matches and the intensity of matches does produce injuries. There`s no question that having a big squad helps.”

Perhaps what he was trying to say that with clubs limited to a squad of 25 players, our twenty-five are of a better overall quality to compensate for any injuries or suspensions!


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