Chelsea have a hard game at Spurs on Wednesday night, so they may be a couple of points behind us. But I've put them on 67 points assuming the worst case scenario. Man United have Bolton at home so I'd be shocked if they don't win and go three points clear.
I can't wait for next weekend. We can't go top as United have a superior goal difference, but with a Liverpool win we can move level on points in 1st place as long as we beat Chelsea.
If we lose at Chelsea and United beat Liverpool, we'll be six points behind them and it's bye bye to our title hopes.
Chelsea really aren't all that under Grant. It's by no means an easy game but I'm relatively confident. In fact I think it's good in a way that we've got a big game next because it seems like it's going to take a big match (and hopefully a big win) to inject us with some momentum because we're very subdued at the moment.
Hmm...team selection speculation. I think a 4-5-1 here is more or less set in stone, as it usually tends to be for the big games. I don't think RvP will start this one, it's going to be fierce and competitive, and his body is not at 100% yet.
Sagna - Gallas - Toure - Clichy
Eboue - Cesc - Flamini - Diaby
Same team as in the San Siro...let's hope they play half as good!
If Diaby doesn't recover on time, it'll probably be Van Persie out wide on the left as Wenger has little choice.
We need a big performance, there's nothing like a win over Chelsea to get things back on track.
The only thing that gives me some hope is to pause for thought that a team inferior from the one we see before us almost claimed victory at this very ground. Snap crackle and pop [I place emphasis on the first word] was achieved at the San Siro, so perhaps we can have ourselves some more snap crackle and pop at Stamford Bridge. How silly does that sound, I do believe the heat is frying my brain.
Rice krispies, I'm not familiar with that name. I had corn pops in mind, although I wouldn't say I'm a big fan of them. They're OK and I have them from time to time, although there's many other cereals I prefer, such as corn flakes, fruit loops and fruity bits.
After Tim Cahill scored against Japan, the commentator Simon Hill remarked 'he did have his Weet Bix this morning'.
Hopefully our players will consume their fill of the stuff.
I'm glad my mind wanders so much. If it didn't I doubt I would of been able to conjure that escape to somewhat relevance. Then again, if my mind didn't wander, this post wouldn't of existed at all.
but realistically what M4 posted above would be realistic with "sigh..." eboue on the RW.
honestly, i dont feel confident in this match. chelsea are in good form and we're goign downhill. it would be a huge surprsie if manure lost at home to pool and we won. what i can picture is man dropping points against pool but we dont take the advantage and we drop points too. argh