Can anyone get their acts together and make Chelsea win the title?
Arsenal lost at home to Newcastle last week. Then yesterday we had Man Utd 2-0 down to a Villa side with no midfield and having to scrap their way a draw, while Man City could only draw 0-0 at home with Birmingham.
City are currently a disgrace, with the signings they made over the summer it was always a safe bet that they would be too negative to win the league. But yesterday was a new low even by their standards, to take Tevez off and bring on Gareth Barry in the 83rd minute at home to Birmingham when they needed a goal was an unbelievable decision. No wonder they got booed off, I’m not a City fan and even I would boo that. All this after Wednesday when Mancini sent a team out at home to Manchester United with the intention of not losing.
United are not doing that great at the moment either. They played a Villa side yesterday with little form to speak off and still only managed a draw. Another game with no clean sheet and another blank from Berbatov, he is now looking more like the Berbatov that finished last season, compared to the one who played against Liverpool a few weeks back.
I know United are on a long unbeaten run, but there are far too many draws involved for them to win the league. 1 win and 6 draws away from home this season simply isn’t good enough.
I have long been of the opinion that Chelsea aren’t that strong this season, I have thought that their odds on status is too short. With the exception of their defeat of Arsenal, they have failed all their other major tests this season, they have lost at both Man City and Liverpool, and only managed a draw away at Villa. They also miss Frank Lampard and now have Michael Essien out suspended, the experienced midfield cover is no longer there.
Despite all this, they are now into 1.5 on Betfair and a best price of 4/7 with VC Bet to retain their title. Lets see if Arsenal can try and maintain some sort of pressure on the Blues when they visit Everton in the early game today.