UK time is: 07:19:46
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

United - Chelsea Build Up!

Having seen off the challenge of Arsenal, on Monday night, we now steel ourselves for a trip to Stamford Bridge.

It`s a ground where Sir Alex hasn`t had the best of luck in recent years with it, we understand, being eight long years since we won in that particular part of West London.

But, with Chelsea`s form being how you might say, ragged, Sunday presents us with an ideal opportunity to really grasp the mettle in the title race and push on ahead of our nearest rivals.

Ahead of the trip to London, Sir Alex Ferguson has already started the mind-games intended to upset the opposition. The first point he raised chatting to the media, was his belief that his squad are perfectly suited to going to Stamford Bridge and getting the result when he quipped,

"We have got good players and they have all had big-game experience for years now."

"It`s not as if it`s new to them. Their experience is very important and the desire is still there with this club. Al our players have good desire to win matches."


Now previously, Sir Alex has been known to suggest that an ageing Chelsea squad were not equipped to threaten his side, only for Chelsea`s ageing squad to win the first Double in their history.

But this time we feel that by praising what the London club are doing he could be trying t lull them into a false sense of security when he remarked,


"Ballack`s contract came to an end, Juliano Belletti`s came to an end."

"They have replaced them with younger ones such as Sturridge and the young boy McEachran."

"Their plan was always to start introducing younger players and I think that`s a good thing. But it can backfire if you get injuries."

Which is exactly, what appears, to have happened to them in recent weeks!

For his last point though, Sir Alex doesn`t quite get his point across when he comments,

"You need big squads these days, because the number of matches and the intensity of matches does produce injuries. There`s no question that having a big squad helps."

Perhaps what he was trying to say that with clubs limited to a squad of 25 players, our twenty-five are of a better overall quality to compensate for any injuries or suspensions!


Join The Vital Debate

Vital Man United on: facebook

Vital Man United on: twitter





Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

The Journalist

Writer: Red Boy Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Thursday December 16 2010

Time: 6:00PM

Your Comments

One thing I have said to alot of my Chelsea supporting friends is that the squad was stretched far too thin and that a few injuries could be the difference between winning and losing the title. In other news i'm planning to become a psychic :P
TheFamousNo7
Chelsea's second half performance against Spurs was top class.Drogba and Lampard make a huge difference.It'll be a hard fought game and i'd take a point right now.Not losing the game would be huge as i think the other challengers will fade in the new year when the going gets tough! Chelsea are the main threat in the title race, make no bones about it! Every team goes through a blip and they have come out of theirs onlt three points behind us although we have a game in hand, which is not points in the bag.We also have a really tough away trip to Birmingham coming up!
java
Perhaps the most anti-climax build-up ever? Stupid snow!
TheFamousNo7
 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Manchester United Articles

That Same Old Song! (Wednesday August 20 2014)

Loyalty can Override Cash! (Wednesday August 20 2014)

Guarin Talk Resurrected (Wednesday August 20 2014)

Zaha Heading Back to London (Wednesday August 20 2014)

Fellaini Injured? (Wednesday August 20 2014)

Rojo Switch Almost Confirmed (Wednesday August 20 2014)

Panic Buys? (Tuesday August 19 2014)

Di Maria - A Last-Gasp Deal? (Tuesday August 19 2014)

Rojo - Another Update! (Tuesday August 19 2014)

Rooney Vows to Bounce Back! (Monday August 18 2014)

Archived Manchester United Articles

List All Vital United Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

1. TheFamousNo7 92
2. Kanchelskis 54
3. MotorMad 48
4. nordkap 12
5. ssopon273 2
6. kashere21 2
7. D_G 1

League Results (view all)

Latest Results
Man Utd 1 - 2 Swansea

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
11. Sunderland 1 0 1 0 0 1
12. WBA 1 0 1 0 0 1
13. Crystal Palace 1 0 0 1 -1 0
14. Man Utd 1 0 0 1 -1 0
15. Southampton 1 0 0 1 -1 0
16. Q.P.R. 1 0 0 1 -1 0
17. Stoke 1 0 0 1 -1 0

Breaking League News

Funeral For Liam Later Today.
Newcastle : 21/08/2014 00:15:00
Ashley Continues To Sell The NUFC Soul
Newcastle : 20/08/2014 22:56:00
Dzeko Pens Four Year Contract
Man City : 20/08/2014 21:19:00
Malky Deal Falls Flat?
Crystal Palace : 20/08/2014 21:04:00
Bennett Makes Loan Move
Aston Villa : 20/08/2014 20:43:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

MOTM v Swansea?
Suggested By:  Red Boy
De Gea 9%
Smalling 0%
Jones 18%
Blackett 12%
Herrera 2%
Lingard 2%
Young 0%
Mata 1%
Rooney 15%
Hernandez 0%
Fletcher 0%
Nani 1%
Fellaini 0%
Januzaj 40%