The results from the matches now gives Manchester United a massive advantage to win the Premiership title. United are now five points ahead of Chelsea. But technically they’re six points ahead due to the vastly superior goal difference.
With three matches to go for both sides, all United has to do is beat cross-town rivals City in the Manchester derby next Saturday. And then if United gets either a win or a draw against Chelsea on Wednesday, May 9th at Stamford Bridge, Sir Alex Ferguson’s side will be champions no matter what happens on the final day of the season.
Of course, if United drops points against Manchester City or if Chelsea drops points against Arsenal, then everything changes.
Without a doubt, Manchester United’s scoring spree throughout this season has paid dividends compared to Chelsea’s more typical 1-0 and 2-0 wins. That superior goal difference puts United into a fantastic spot and psychologically gives Chelsea a mountain to climb.
Despite Man United beating Everton today, they didn’t play nearly the best. Everton put on a valiant performance closing down United whenever they got the opportunity. Rooney, especially, had a very poor game but that one twist of brilliance which led to his goal to make it 3-2 was all it took to make him a hero for the day.
Is the Premiership title now out of Chelsea’s grasp or do you see any way that they can fight back and pinch it?