The English Premier League has long been derided as predictable, but as Manchester United prepares to play host to Chelsea on Sunday, the championship is heading for one of the tightest finishes in years. But let's be honest:... more »
Chelsea have the momentum, the manager of the month in Carlo Ancelotti and the midfield man of the moment in Frank Lampard. Manchester United have the three-point advantage, the manager of the past two decades in Ferguson and the man for all Premier League seasons in Ryan Giggs.
It is so evenly poised. How will Giggs cope with a revitalised Lampard? Can Didier Drogba muscle past Nemanja Vidic? Can Ashley Cole deal with the elusive zephyr that is Antonio Valencia? Will United be caught out by one of David Luiz’s rampaging runs like a runaway Dulux Dog?
And should Liverpool fans retrieve their old Fernando Torres shirts from the thrift shop? Because if Torres, Drogba, Lampard, Cole and co fail to win, United will close inexorably on a record 19th title, shredding Liverpool’s celebrated mark.