Champions League is Full of Surprises
Today begins a fabulous week of football as the Champions League returns after its three month winter break, followed by UEFA Cup matches on Thursday, a return to the Premiership on Saturday and the League Cup final on Sunday.
And the best part about the next several days is that it’s completely unpredictable.
The first knock-out round of the Champions League has resulted in the best teams in Europe. So it’s entirely possible that PSV Eindhoven could beat Arsenal, Porto could defeat Chelsea, Lille could get one over on Manchester United, while Liverpool could surprise Barcelona.
Compare that to the Premiership, and the only real shocks we’ve seen in the ENTIRE season is Arsenal doing the double over Man United, West Ham beating Man United in Curbishley’s first game in charge, Sheffield United defeating Arsenal and Spurs, and Middlesbrough getting three points against Chelsea at the Riverside stadium.
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.
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