Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Prematch Review : Chelsea vs Birmingham City


Chelsea will have to put on a high class performance against an inform Birmingham City to stay in the title hunt and claim their first spot in table. Chelsea has the best side in premier league till now , but as of now they are third in the league tables due to the less number of matches they played compared to Man U and Arsenal who posses the first and second places.
Chelsea has a mental edge as they have thrashed Sunderland 7-2 in the last home match and have won 10 out of 11 home matches this season. More over their star player Drogba has been back to side after African Nations Cup. While Birmingham City is in best of their form for last few weeks. They haven't lost a single game in last 15 matches. So Chelsea can expect a real hard time to overcome them.

A win is necessary for Chelsea who are yet to claim a EPL cup after Mourinho has left the club in 2006. So far this season they have shown real character under the new coach Ancelotti and having two games in hand compared to Man U , the blues can't imagine anything other than a win here at Stamford bridge.

Key Players

** Anelka
As Drogba will not be playing the match , the main hitman for Chelsea will be the inform French striker Anelka. He has been in the best of his form through out the season and has netted 11 times till now. Chelsea expect a few of them from him in this match also.

** Joe Hart
The English shot stopper has been in good form this season. He has to maintain it if Birmingham City wants to put some pressure on The Blues.

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