Footballing Pundit

An Opinionated Football (Soccer) blog

EPL Weekend Predictions and Preview of the Week (Gameweek 29)

Tie of the Round: Manchester City V Chelsea

A resurgent Chelsea are heading to the Eastlands full of confidence after a European comeback of epic proportions against a strong Napoli side. 3-1 down after the first leg and with an ageing squad, Chelsea were all but written off before their 4-1 victory took them through to the quarter finals of the Champions League. They won that game by sheer force of will, and it will be interesting to see if they have that same hunger and desire against City on Wednesday.

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In Torres We (T)rust?

As the dust settles on another insipid performance at the weekend, Chelsea’s demanding fans will be looking for whom to direct their indignation at. Some will be pointing their fingers at the older players, who seem like they are not giving a hundred percent. Most though, will be settling on Andre Villas-Boas, the trendy coach that was hired at a premium to overhaul what is now an ageing squad. But some blame must start to be directed at a man that Chelsea fans and their manager have continued to support unequivocally, continuously singing his name from the rafters despite his lack of end product – Fernando Torres.

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