Thursday, April 17, 2008



Chelsea's title hopes were dealt a devastating blow, with Emile Heskey's late equaliser for Wigan on Monday. However, despite what everyone is saying, the race is not yet over and four wins for the London side, will still leave Manchester United requiring seven points from three remaining fixtures, which is not a "given".

Everton have had a very long season and with their high work rate/ethic, appear to have run out of steam and were outplayed by Birmingham at the weekend. They have big doubts about Osman and Arteta, the last named would be sorely missed, as with Tim Cahill out for the season, the midfield would be almost totally bare of creativity.

They will be looking to end a real bogey, having not beaten Chelsea in 20 meetings, nine at Goodison Park.

The visitors will be without Lampard and Drogba, but came here for the League Cup second leg, without both, plus also Ballack and came away with a 1-0 win, in a game that Everton were very motivated to win. Joe Cole scored the winner that night and, at circa 4.50 to score anytime, looks decent value to do likewise this evening. However, I will stick with Chelsea to get a hard earned win and prolong the title race, they definitely do not want to see the trophy handed to United at Stamford Bridge, in their next league outing, that would be too tough to stomach.

6 points Chelsea -1/2 ball 2.20 asian line.

Good Luck.

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