Is the Prem now Chelskis?

Discussion in 'Football' started by CW, 25 January 2005.

Is the Premiership title Chelseas?

  1. Yes, give it the em now!!

  2. No, the Gooners will sneak it!

  3. Nah, the Mancs will pip em!

  4. Nope, someone else will win it!

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  1. CW

    CW C Dub Founding Member

    6 October 2001
    With over half the season gone Chelsea seem to be in a great position to win the league but will they?

    Do you think they have the staying power and the bottle to go all the way and win it with a record total or will the wheels come off and let one of the other contenders in?
  2. Metallica

    Metallica Whoosh... Bullshit!

    20 August 2003
    Pissed up in Sam Platt's
    If they draw a few and when they play United and Arsenal and lose both games, its quite open again
    only if though, regarding Man Utd and Arsenal have to keep on winning there games
  3. BobbyBox

    BobbyBox WING NUT!

    10 October 2003
    Its never over till it is mathmatically impossible. People who know te premiership lnow that it is never over, things happen that you least expect to happen.

    Chelsea still have Arsenal and Man U to play, if they lose those two and draw a couple more it will be close, so its never over untill the end.

    Hopefully man u beat chelsea on wednesday and that rocks them abit. Like when Arsenal were flying but got beaten by man u on 49 games unbeaten. That was our turning point of the season and nobody expected that.

    Come on the gunners!
  4. Coopz

    Coopz Retired Footballer

    27 April 2002
    I cant see em losing a game tbh
  5. Professor Nutmeg

    Professor Nutmeg ML Fanatic

    3 July 2002
    Master League
    I don't think that if Chelsea get beaten in the CC, that it will neccessarily derail their title challenge. This is what Man Utd and Arsenal are praying for. We aren't Arsenal, and so th mindset in the camp is different. They are the current champions, and they were on a huge unbeaten run. Chelsea are so hungry for the title, you would not believe it. It helps, of course, that we are able to lose 3 games, win the rest and still finish a point clear, IF Arsenal now win ALL their remaining games.
    However, being a Chelsea fan, i'm used to diasappointment, and until i see John Terry lifting the trophy, it's not won yet ;)
  6. crayon

    crayon Yamato Gaijin

    23 October 2004
    Hokkaido Japan
    Liverpool FC
    Yes, it's theirs. Frankly, as a Liverpool fan, getting used to competing for 4th.
  7. Clockender

    Clockender is back...but for how long?

    27 November 2001
    East Lower, Block 13
    Arsenal FC
    Its not over yet, any Chelsea fan that thinks that is either A) Stupid B) Overconfident.

    Its only over until its mathematically impossible for anyone to catch them, they are in a great position, but with Utd and Arsenal still to play things can change. Sometimes quickly.
  8. gomito#10

    gomito#10 World Cup Winner

    9 May 2003
    DC, USA
    well chelsea is on fire, arsenal has been up and down all season, man u in recent months haven been on fire, but can they sustain this... i think the prof is right, the chelsea players have the most desire, so i think they are going to run away with it, and i know its never over till its over, but i just dont see aresnal and united both beating chelsea... and one more thing, robben is a sick sick player, is this the guy to finally get netherlands to a world cup final(in recent times)? maybe..... we will see.....
  9. danwin

    danwin Oak Hard

    1 December 2003
    I can't see anyone beating them to be honest, who says money can't buy happiness, there's going to be some happy Chelsea fans this year.
  10. danwin

    danwin Oak Hard

    1 December 2003
    Yeah Robben is a fantastic player, unstoppable at times. Along with Duff they provide real wing play. Something that's really lacking in the premiership
  11. CW

    CW C Dub Founding Member

    6 October 2001
    Thought I would drag this topic kicking and screaming back to the top, for some reason I think they will blow it but I dont know why
  12. danwin

    danwin Oak Hard

    1 December 2003
    I hope you're right Chris I'd rather see the Arse win it. I hate the thought of Chelsea buying the premier league... I just can't see them losing.
  13. proxi

    proxi Champions League

    9 February 2003
    Tottenham Hotspur
    I hope Arsenal don't win it, simple as. Man Utd or Chelsea, either will do. But if Off-Topic won, i'd be even more happy
  14. Revan

    Revan out the window

    8 August 2003
    Madeira, Portugal.
    FC Porto
    I have little doubt that chelsea will win it!

    I can't see them losing! It's just the same feeling i had when mourinho was coach of FCPORTO.

    These days, if a didn't see a chelsea game, i only ask "how many?" If they would tie, or even loose, i would think i was in the twilight zone! :D
    now seriously... The title is theirs, only a injury disaster would take them the tittle of their hands... [barça?]

    On my mind sometimes i wish that chelsea would just loose all their games, so that mourinho would return to PORTO! :(
  15. stiffler

    stiffler member since nov 2001

    20 November 2001
    if in this position in the last couple of years i would agree with this, but the modern chelsea with mourinho in charge and with the addition of fantastic players like cech, robben and drogba accompanied with the great squad they already had in particular duff, terry and lampard, i just cant see utd or arsenal catching them this year
  16. Professor Nutmeg

    Professor Nutmeg ML Fanatic

    3 July 2002
    Master League
    Hang on!. A while back we were told Chelsea couldn't buy the title!! Make up your minds. Or just change it to suit your arguement i suppose :roll:
  17. danwin

    danwin Oak Hard

    1 December 2003
    I never recall saying such a thing. It's pretty fucking obvious that if you can buy any player you want, you're going to be able to put together a championship winning side.
  18. RuneEdge

    RuneEdge Silent Assassin

    1 October 2003
    Manchester United
    The question shouldn't be whether Chelsea will lose a few cuz losing to Arsenal and Man Utd, and drawing a few games could easily happen assuming that Chelsea will want to also focus on the Carling Cup final, FA Cup and the CL. And the further they progress in those competitions, which they probably will seeing how they're going for the quadruple, the fixture list will get thicker. Remember what happened to Arsenal last season when they had the FA Cup semis and the CL 1/4 finals in a matter of days? They ended up losing both even though they went into both matches as the favourites to win. Now lets say Chelsea are in the CL semi finals but have someone like Duff injured and also have a vital premiership tie in a few days. In which game do you use Robben for the majority of the game? If the squad is rotated, in which game do you player the weaker team? Its when Chelsea reach a situation like that where I believe they could start to struggle. IMO, the Barcelona game will be the match(es) that change their season.

    The real question is whether Arsenal or Man Utd can pull off a 14 game winning streak (We'll definately know after tomorrows game who won't make 14 wins in a row :mrgreen: ). 14 wins in a row is tough for even Chelsea so this will be a real test for us and the Gunners. IMO, 14 wins is more likely to win you the title than Chelsea. So really, the title is in our hands, not Chelsea's.
    Lets all just hope the title is won and not bought. [​IMG]
  19. Professor Nutmeg

    Professor Nutmeg ML Fanatic

    3 July 2002
    Master League
    The title won't be bought no matter who wins..
  20. cfdh_edmundo

    cfdh_edmundo Maverick

    30 December 2002
    Here are the fixtures btw, with how I think it will all pan out:-

    Blackburn Rovers Away W
    Manchester City Home W
    Everton Away D
    West Brom Home* W
    Norwich City Away W
    Crystal Palace Home W
    Southampton Away D
    Birmingham City Home W
    Manchester United Away D
    Arsenal Home D
    Fulham Home W
    Bolton Wanderers Away W
    Charlton Athletic Home W
    Newcastle United Away W

    * (Fixture clash/League Cup)

    I think this Chelsea side even playing relativly poorly would be able to get those results, and so only drop 8 points, plus with a goal difference of +40 theyve a margin for error in that field.


    Birmingham H W
    Man City A D
    Portsmouth H W
    C. Palace A W
    Fulham H W
    Blackburn H W
    Norwich A W
    Chelsea H D
    Everton A D
    Newcastle H W
    Charlton A D
    West Brom H W
    S'hampton A D

    So, if those results happen then Man Utd would end up dropping 10 points.

    I hope it a bit closer than that, and I hope Arsenal can make it a 3 horse race, but realistically Chelsea would have to have a complete nose-dive in form and I dont see that happening.
  21. RuneEdge

    RuneEdge Silent Assassin

    1 October 2003
    Manchester United
    5 of Chelsea's best XI team are actually signings from the start of this season along with a new (and great) manager (+ his staff). And to suddenly jump from a mid table team to one of the strongest teams in europe in 2 years, I'm sure thats got more to do with money than anything else. If the title was ever bought, it would be this season if Chelsea win.
    I'm not trying to say that Chelsea don't deserve it cuz they do after all, they worked hard for every result they got but you can't stop envying the fact that they were chosen to be invested in by a billionaire. That could have been another team and they probably would be in the exact same position as Chelsea.
  22. Professor Nutmeg

    Professor Nutmeg ML Fanatic

    3 July 2002
    Master League
    We have been, for a long time now, a top 6 team. I don't know where you're getting this "mid-table" from (Hoddle, Gullit, Vialli, and Ranieri all did well to keep us there in recent times, but they could never take us over the edge). The spine of Terry, Lampard and Gudjohnsen has again done us proud. They are the key men imo. The acquisition of Robben, and previously Duff has certainly complimented this. We were always "outsider" title challengers, but nonetheless we've been up in the European places, year-in year-out. For me, the biggest catalyst is Mourinho, no doubt about it. Moving up to challenging for the title is only a natural progression under him.
  23. smango

    smango Guest

    What happend at Madrid then?
  24. Gazz22

    Gazz22 League 1

    6 August 2003
    The main difference is Mourinho. He is a great manager.

    But you have to ask yourself; would a Champions League winner such as Mourinho want to come to a club that is in debt, with no money to spend and chasing 4th/5th spot every year? [​IMG]

    Of course, not to mention his wages.
  25. danwin

    danwin Oak Hard

    1 December 2003
    They've been reasonably successful over the years.
  26. pbchillin

    pbchillin Awooooooga!

    9 April 2003
    Manchester City Home
    Everton Away
    West Brom Home
    Norwich City Away
    Crystal Palace Home
    Southampton Away
    Birmingham City Home

    Look at that run, not the hardest, could have it all wrapped up if we play well in those games.
  27. Revan

    Revan out the window

    8 August 2003
    Madeira, Portugal.
    FC Porto
    I can't believe there are people who still think that the biggest share of chelsea's success isn't because of mourinho! :o

    He won two european cups in two years, first the uefa cup then the champions league, he is first in the EPL with 10 points ahead of big guns like arsenal and man utd, is in the front to win every competition he is in to. I would not be personally surprised if that would happen. The hardest game they have till the end of the season is next CL matches against Barcelona.

    Of course u can't be a winner without a great team, but who choose the team? I think you know!
  28. Vannizzlefashizzal

    Vannizzlefashizzal TWENTYTIMES!!!!

    31 October 2002
    until they give them the title its not theirs.

    simple as that.
  29. Revan

    Revan out the window

    8 August 2003
    Madeira, Portugal.
    FC Porto
    yeah... that looks like Vulcan logic!
  30. Vannizzlefashizzal

    Vannizzlefashizzal TWENTYTIMES!!!!

    31 October 2002

    errrr. yeah whatever...

    you supported chelsea long?
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