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Chelsea Are Beatable

Cristiano Ronaldo is apparently confident that United would be able to beat Chelsea on Sunday. The Portuguese winger thinks Chelsea now need to work harder to win games as they are the team to beat for most of their opponents - and United could use that as an advantage.

Three points separate the two team on the Premiership table so the situation is entirely different from what it was a year ago when Chelsea were runaway leaders and United were trailing them 13 points behind. Ronaldo considers the improvement to be a good sign but he does not think much of the two clubs' recent rivalry.

'This weekend's game with Chelsea is very vital,' Ronaldo told Zoo Magazine. 'We're neck-and-neck with Chelsea and that's a good sign because we can't allow them to go too far ahead like last year. We're in a better position to win the league this time.

'Rivalry between us and Chelsea exists and I've experienced it in each match we've played. But there isn't the same passion as the Manchester derby or games against Arsenal or Liverpool.

'Perhaps it's because now they are doing well, whereas before it had always been United at the top.

'I think Chelsea are about the same as they were last year,' added the Portuguese international. 'The transfers of Shevchenko and Ballack haven't changed them too much in terms of their superiority to everybody else.


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Writer:Zae
Date:Thursday November 23 2006
Time: 1:18PM

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How surprising, that a United player would tell United fans that United can win on Sunday. What next? Gary Neville telling everyone that it's possible for you to win the League? Aren't you getting bored of that old routine by now?
rjh
23/11/2006 13:27:00
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The old trafford pr machine is well oiled indeed. Couple of points: "But there isn't the same passion as the Manchester derby or games against Arsenal or Liverpool" - That's because chelsea fans are too busy eating smoked salmon to chant anything. I'm expecting united to win this - or a dull draw. Chelsea would be llucky to come away with a point
Cpt. Mainwaring
23/11/2006 13:36:00
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It's not just about Ronaldo's confidence. As Cpt. Mainwaring rightly pointed out, it's a significant point that Chelsea are simply not regarded as a real rival whom every United fan should hate. And I'd love to see Ballack and Shevchenko to remain spectacularly useless for Chelsea as essentially that's what Ronaldo is suggesting!
midlothian99
23/11/2006 13:44:00
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i think chelsea will win 4 some reason
rooneyisgod
23/11/2006 14:43:00
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so were southend and celtic...somehow it was never taken up by a team that have great football in them but there is still that extra whatever missing..got to kill off games when you can and should have.........
ernshaw
23/11/2006 22:28:00
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