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So, Liverpool Or Chelsea?

So, Liverpool Or Chelsea?

Manchester United are in the Champions League final. That is clear and that is brilliant. But who do we want to play in Moscow?

Neither option is too desireable. Both are well-organised, frustratingly stubborn sides who are very difficult to beat. We know them well, just as they know us.

In terms of playing personnel, Chelsea have the edge, mainly due to their bench. Of the two managers, though Avram Grant's doubters were silenced of late, Rafa Benitez holds the upper hand, especially as he's got tons of experience in this competition.

There are some obvious things, too. It would be much, much, much sweeter to win against Liverpool - but it would be infinitely more terrible to lose it against them. Losing to Chelsea would be a major disappointment and a squandered opportunity - losing to Liverpool would be hell taking over the Earth.

Getting revenge on Chelsea for Saturday would be nice and there's something else to it. We won our last four games against Liverpool - and I feel it would be stretching our luck if we expected to win again, though we are clearly the superior team. They're bound to get lucky sooner or later and they get lucky more often in the Champions League than anyone else.

Chelsea are somewhat our bogey team but will they beat us in two successive cup finals? Shall we lose in such an unfortunate fashion we did on Saturday? We're bound to get lucky... So my vote goes for Chelsea - they are in much the better position anyway.

But one thing is clear: I'll enjoy watching this game in the knowledge that United are in the Final. It's just too sweet.

Writer:Zae
Date:Wednesday April 30 2008
Time: 4:53PM

Comments

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So you DO want us! Hopefully, we won't disappoint you! :)
Fan of Blues
30/04/2008 16:56:00
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hmmm, froma united point of view, i'd prefer liverpool coz manutd always beat them and after seeing the teams and manager, i dont see that trend changing. but ofcourse, a chelsea-manutd final would be very good and very DULL.
chelseaforever
30/04/2008 16:58:00
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ohh and yeah, we wont disappoint you :)
chelseaforever
30/04/2008 16:58:00
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haha chelsea!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
eklim
30/04/2008 17:25:00
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Don't matter who gets through - the trip to Moscow will be a nightmare!
merlin
30/04/2008 17:25:00
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id take liverpool, frash them , win champions league, and then laugh at them :)
fenton_01
30/04/2008 17:29:00
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i'll settled for luck ;)
Cretivo
30/04/2008 17:34:00
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i'm torn... beating liverpool in the champions league final would be toooo good while we should get revenge on chelsea... who knows what will happen, who knows
Vidicinho
30/04/2008 18:01:00
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Last time the all english final is between Villa vs Forest, rite?
Cretivo
30/04/2008 18:07:00
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i don't think there was an all-english final before
Vidicinho
30/04/2008 18:10:00
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