With Chelsea winning 2-0 against a tired Liverpool team on Sunday and Manchester United winning 1-0 at Sunderland has given the Premier League a grande finale on its last. Manchester United play against Stoke at Old Trafford while Chelsea play against Wigan at Stamford Bridge. Not many will be expecting Chelsea to slip up.
United need a miracle to win the Premier League now because Chelsea dropping points against Wigan in a must-win game is indeed very unthinkable. Also, Chelsea's form has been outstanding of late. So to think that the title will again head to Old Trafford this season seems very very optimistic. But the United players are certainly hoping Chelsea to slip up.
Gary Neville said, "When you leave it in the hands of others, you’ve got to take the punishment for it .We saw that on Sunday. We did our job which is all we could do. Now we hope something can happen this Sunday. We’ll be kicking ourselves come the end of the season if it doesn’t go our way on Sunday."
Ferdinand was quoted as saying, "It’s been a weird season. Hopefully that will bode well for Chelsea's game on Sunday."
Sir Alex said, "Yes, we’ve had a few of these last day encounters over the years and we’ve been fortunate to win three of them. But we did lose one at West Ham. But it’s important to understand we have the experience of these things, winning and losing. So we’ve got to handle ourselves in the right way."
United certainly have no intentions of giving away their crown so easily. The whole season has been very unpredictable with very wierd results. United probably won't be dropping points against a Stoke team which lost 7-0 at Stamford Bridge last week. In three games stoke have yet to score against Manchester United
Wigan were the first team to beat Chelsea this term when Chelsea were looking in supreme form. The Wigan players will certainly gain some morale boosted by this. With nothing to play for, it will be very interesting to see Wigan's performance at Stamford Bridge. Mario Melchiot of Wigan seems in a fighting mood and has vowed to make it tough for Chelsea.
"Last season, if the big boys like Chelsea, United and Arsenal were playing against teams below 10th spot in the league, they knew it wouldn't be difficult," said the Dutch defender."Now it's getting harder. They know now when they turn up and play against us that we can compete with them."You look at the teams we've beaten like Chelsea, Arsenal and Liverpool, and take all the stuff we've done. I think it's looking really good for us."
United supporters will remain optimistic that Chelsea will drop points against a Wigan team who have lost 5 and drawn 1 of their last 6 away games. United's push till the end is one noteworthy and appreciative. However, considering the season's performances as a whole, we think Chelsea will cross the finishing line and deservedly so!
Although seems impossible, but this year's Premier League champions will be decided on Sunday. Manchester United or Chelsea?