Monday, July 09, 2007

Chelsea FC - the antichrist

Before I forget, I was writing about the review/preview of the Premier League teams. As I remember, my club was Chelsea.

After Manchester United, Chelsea must be the most hated club in the Premier League. Roman Abramovich might have bought success to the club with his billions but the added weight includes having to hire the arrogant Jose Mourinho as manager plus the envy of other clubs and their supporters in the ability to dish out cash like water for other players.

However thanks to the boring horrible way Chelsea play under Mourinho, Abramovich has tightened his purse strings and so the club had to entice free agents rather than buy players from other clubs. Steven Sidwell, Tal Ben Haim and Claudio Pizarro have come to Chelsea on free transfers but on exorbitant wages.

Still this is a club which has won two titles in a row plus the FA Cup and League Cup. Chelsea are not a club to be discounted, especially with Mourinho at the helm. He's a prick but he's good at his job. Like Allardyce, he knows that it doesn't matter how you play just as long as you get three points at the end. So expect them to be back in the hunt for the title this coming season. They still need a couple of players - preferably a centre back plus a right back - plus they need to get rid of any rotten wood, such as Paulo Ferreira, Boulahrouz and Wright-Phillips but they should be Manchester United's main challengers to the title.

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