Saturday, 21 August 2010
Surely it is inevitable
Another late kick off on Saturday, another 6 goals and surely nobody is going to be able to stop Chelsea this season. The ease to which they have brushed past their opponents in successive weeks is surely going to result in them retaining their Premiership crown.
The 1st half performance was far from convincing but the inevitability of the result was in no doubt. Malouda’s goal came against the run of play but nobody was surprised to see Chelsea in front at the break. The 2nd half was over almost as quickly as it had begun; Anelka scoring 2 goals in 3 minutes which ended Wigan’s hopes of repeating last years success against the champions.
It is now 12 goals in 2 games, albeit against weak opposition but it the ruthless manner in which they destroy sides that would be concerning to their rivals. Having had a poor pre season teams would have hoped that their form would continue, it certainly is not looking that way at the moment. There will be much tougher tests to come, (they play Man City and Arsenal at the end of September/beginning of October) but unless Man United can raise their performance considerably the league title should be a formality. The only concern would be injuries but the strength in depth is beginning to appear and Ancelotti may well add another striker before the end of this transfer window.
Pundits and fans alike used to moan about the Scottish league being won by either Celtic or Rangers before it had started; surely the same can now be applied to the English league!