Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Is Chelsea Out of the Premier League Race?

It is a question many Chelsea fans are now asking themselves. After 26 matches, the West London club is 12-point behind leader Manchester United and is currently placed at the 5th position of the point table. There are only 12 matches left before the end of the Premier League season and it seems Chelsea’s mission of defending the title has almost come to an end.

The Blues got off to a very good start to the season and most importantly their scoring rate was so convincing that at one stage it looked they would easily defend their title this season. However, following a run of poor performances towards the end of the first half saw them falling down in the point table.

At the beginning of the New Year, they looked to be back on the right track, but then again they started to suffer slip ups of which the last came at Fulham on Monday as they managed a goalless draw. In fact, Chelsea could have lost the match if their goalkeeper had not saved a penalty towards the end of the match.

Chelsea splashed out cash to sign Spanish striker Fernando Torres and Brazilian left back David Luiz in the January transfer window, but their fate has not changed yet. So, it is pretty much clear that Chelsea needs a miracle to defend their title.

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