Sunday, February 24, 2008
CHELSEA - TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR
If any side has a bogey team and believe me they do, it is Chelsea for Tottenham. Two wins in circa 30 matches tells a very sorry tale, however, that will mean little to many of their squad and even less to Juande Ramos and his staff, doubtful that Gus Poyet would have spent much time telling him about the gory details.
Ramos is desperate to get some silverware and the tactically shrewd Spaniard is sure to have learnt a lot from the recent league meeting at Stamford Bridge. It looks like he will have the superb Ledley King back to marshall the defence.
Despite reports to the contary, it now seems unlikely that both (maybe neither) Lampard and Terry will be fit to return for the Blues. Bit early to say how the Anelka - Drogba partnership might work, but since returning from the ACN, the Ivory Coast striker has looked decidely lack lustre.
Looking forward to this and I expect it to be very close, maybe we will see extra time, with eventually a famous victory for Spurs.
5.5 points Spurs +1/2 ball 1.81 asian line.