John Terry is featured in the Guardian this morning speaking ahead of this Sunday's epic Premier League clash at Old Trafford and is quick to point out although United still have a three point advantage and the advantage of playing at Old Trafford, United know that Chelsea will never give up and the comeback at Old Trafford to beat United 2-1 could end up being key.
"There have been times when they were running away with it. United were 18 points clear at one point [actually 15 on 1 March] which I thought made them out of sight, so to get it down to three points shows what we've done. We certainly never give up and this is the ideal situation for us.
This morning in the Mirror, Chelsea are being linked to a massive £40m bid for Manchester City striker and Captain, Carlos Tevez!. The article says:
"Chelsea are preparing a £40million bid for Manchester City striker Carlos Tevez. The London club have instructed super-agent Pini Zahavi to broker a deal that would see Tevez partner Fernando Torres in Chelsea’s attack next season.
City’s Abu Dhabi-based owners are aware that Zahavi has been tasked with landing the 27-year-old Argentine for Stamford Bridge benefactor Roman Abramovich. But City are unlikely to contemplate selling their captain and top goalscorer to another Premier League club - even if they meet the asking price.
An immovable object met an unstoppable force on Saturday at Brittania Stadium.
Stoke City are unbeaten at home this season. Chelsea had beaten Stoke 5 out of 5 times in the Premier League, a perfect record. Something had to give.
The loser? Chelsea’s chances of retaining their Premiership title. They vaporized in a 1-1 draw. Manchester United now sit 11 points clear with just eight contests remaining after coming back from 2-0 at West Ham.
With one eye firmly on Wednesday’s massive Champions League match against Manchester United, Carlo Ancelotti might have let a victory slip away. He’s probably not too disappointed. His clear priority was protecting his star players.
On the bench were Fernando Torres and Branislav Ivanovic. Ramires was yanked in the second half despite being Chelsea’s most dangerous player, as was Anelka. Ancelotti was trying to keep key players fresh for Wednesday after a busy week of international play.
It’s one of the questions we’ve been asking since Studge went out on loan and started scoring goals constantly – what to do with him when the loan spell is over?
Sturridge has scored six goals in seven Premier League matches for Bolton and was ineligible for their FA Cup semifinal last weekend, where they clearly missed his presence and goalscoring ability. It’s refreshing to watch him be able to start matches and score goals, but could that happen for him regularly next season at Chelsea?
The 21-year-old recently stated that he does see his future with the Blues: “I don’t have any other aims but to become a regular [at Chelsea].
“If I can achieve that, then great, but if not I obviously would have to assess what’s going to happen.
“But I’m a Chelsea player and I love playing for the club.”
Let’s play a game.
We’ll call the game ‘What if?” We’ll pretend that certain things will happen. Then we’ll ask you a question.
What If #1
What if Carlo Ancelotti leaves Chelsea at the end of the season?
Football rumors are, as the Americans say, a dime a dozen. Cheap. Easily found. But rarely true.
That’s how I feel about the Carlo Ancelotti to Roma rumor. It doesn’t make sense. Roma is in the process of being sold. Companies don’t usually make new hires when ownership is changing hands. The Italians who own Roma are in severe debt. So it’s hard to imagine them committing money to Carlo. He doesn’t come cheap.
The American who seems likely to be the new owner isn’t well-versed in football. He may not know Carlo Ancelotti from Fernando Alonso. Why, when he has so much on his plate, would he be courting Ancelotti when the current season isn’t over and he doesn’t have the keys?