The Special One is the now the Non-Committal One as Jose Mourinho will not accept his Chelsea side are favourites to win the Premier League this season However, after beating Manchester City away from home in that crucial match recently Chelsea look like potential champions.
City have the attacking flair and Arsenal the passing game but it looks like Mourinho is getting another effective season from John Terry in particular and Frank Lampard to a lesser degree. Terry in my opinion is still the best English defender in the league and should still be playing for England.
It seems strange that non-footballing matters have determined that he will not play for his country again. The best England managers since Booby Robson, Terry Venables and Glenn Hoddle, lost their jobs for reasons not related to results on the field.
Mourinho now thinks he’s the master of mind games since the retirement of Sir Alex and probably believes there are enough goals in his side from midfield to compensate for any perceived weakness up front. Clearly Juan Mata didn’t fit into the plan but I just hope he turns out to be better than Fellaini for United.
The top four are won at home last it’s no change at the top and Chelsea moving efficiently towards their first title since 2010.
Chelsea Premier League Odds Comparison
In the next week there are 2 rounds of Premier League matches with the highlight being the Manchester derby at Old Trafford on Tuesday. United are out of the running for a Champions League qualifying position but are in the quarter finals of this year’s completion. Local rivalry means United will want to win this fixture though they have little to pay for in the league except for maintaining momentum for matches in Europe. Liverpool will be looking to maintain their run at home to Tottenham on Sunday.
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