Sign up for the free World Soccer Talk daily email newsletter for TV schedules, news and more »

THURS, 1PM ET
CAG
JUVE
THURS, 2PM ET
ATL
HOS
THURS, 3PM ET
NAP
PAR
THURS, 4PM ET
ELC
VAL
THURS, 4PM ET
MAL
COR
FRI, 2:45PM ET
VIGO
ALM

What If?

manchester united champions 600x213 What If?

Suspend your disbelief for a minute, and go along with the following scenario for the end to the Premiership season:

Chelsea, dented by their FA Cup Semi-Final loss against Liverpool, succumb to Manchester United this Saturday and lose their first home game in more than a year. United will be buoyed by this win and will have the bragging rights of being the only team to defeat Chelsea home and away this season.

Now, for a moment, imagine that Chelsea go into a tailspin from the loss to Manchester United and manage to lose their two remaining away matches of the season against Blackburn (a difficult team to beat, even for Chelsea) and Newcastle (a team reborn with Michael Owen possibly back in contention).

Man United, meanwhile, cruise to victories in their final two home matches against Middlesbrough and Charlton.

I realize the scenario is incredulous, but with the game of soccer, anything is possible. If the above did happen, Man United would be joint first with Chelsea and the title would come down to goal difference. Right now, Chelsea are +12 over Man United, so United would have to score several goals in the remaining games to close that gap.

As I mentioned, anything is possible. Chelsea could draw United on Saturday and the Premiership trophy would be theirs.

Watch the match live on Fox Soccer Channel at 7:30am and hang on to the edge of your seat!


This entry was posted in Chelsea, Leagues: EPL, Manchester United. Bookmark the permalink.

About Christopher Harris

Founder and publisher of World Soccer Talk, Christopher Harris is the managing editor of the site. He has been interviewed by The New York Times, The Guardian and several other publications. Plus he has made appearances on NPR, BBC World, CBC, BBC Five Live, talkSPORT and beIN SPORT. Harris, who has lived in Florida since 1984, has supported Swansea City since 1979. He's also an expert on soccer in South Florida, and got engaged during half-time of a MLS game. Harris launched EPL Talk in 2005, which was rebranded as World Soccer Talk in 2013.
View all posts by Christopher Harris →