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Poll: Will Chelsea or Man United Win This Weekend?

 Poll: Will Chelsea or Man United Win This Weekend?

It’s sneaky how the Premier League selects its schedule for each season. After the massive match between Manchester United and Arsenal earlier this week, we now have Chelsea against Man United to look forward to this weekend (as well as nine other mouthwatering matches).

But who will win at Stamford Bridge, which used to be a fortress for Chelsea but is now a mere barn door? Vote in the poll below.

Meanwhile, feel free to add your opinion regarding the following questions in the comments section below. If Chelsea loses, do you feel that the Blues will be technically out of the Premier League title race especially if Man United goes on to win their game in hand (scheduled for late January)? If United wins and they beat Blackpool, they will be nine points ahead of Chelsea. Is that gap too much?

Vice-versa, if Chelsea wins, the two teams are neck-and-neck on the same number of points even though United still has that game in hand. If Chelsea beats Manchester United, could that give them the confidence to go on a string of winning games that will help them eventually lift the Premier League trophy?

There’s obviously still a long way to go, but the above questions do put Sunday’s match into context. Depending on what happens, it could have big ramifications for the remainder of this Premier League season.

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11 Responses to Poll: Will Chelsea or Man United Win This Weekend?

  1. Brandon says:

    If United win, the season will be far from over (and I fully expect them to win their game in hand). We’ve seen it time and again over the past three seasons, 06-07 was the last time a team won it with more than one game left, (I believe won it with one game left in 08-09) and I know won it at the then JJB Stadium over Wigan on the last day in 07-08.

    My guess is that it will come down to the end. That said, if Chelsea don’t start winning, and winning consistently, I don’t think Arsenal or City have what it takes to challenge United from here to the end. Let’s face it, Chelsea really are the only team that can threaten United over the course of the 38 games.

    So if Chelsea lose this one, I think they’ll have it all to do (as they say in England), but regardless, United are just a few stupid draws (like the ones against Fulham, Everton and West Brom) away from letting a streaking Chelsea side back into the race.

    As a United fan, but one who is respectful of Chelsea, I can’t wait for Sunday’s match. Should be a classic.

  2. Fernando says:

    United haven’t won there in years and I expect that streak to continue.

    Doesn’t mean Chelsea will win, but the performance against Spurs was a good sing. Big game like this at home will hopefully see Chelsea give a complete 90 minute performance of good football.

    Whatever the result, the title will not be decided this weekend.

  3. Cious says:

    Chelsea is not as TERRIBLE as they are playing and anyone with a brain knows that.

    With Frank and Terry back and ready-to-go, and DD is healthy, they can win against United

  4. man united will bet chelsea 3

  5. King Eric says:

    I think this one has draw written all over it (1-1). Chelsea are at home and looking to turn things around and with key players like Essien, Terry and Lampard all fit and Drogba in the mix of things, it’ll be tough for United to snag an away win w/both teams knowing how massive this game actually is. If Chelsea lose, then the pressure is really on, especially since they’ve got Arsenal the week after- should be very interesting.

  6. collins nnaji arinze says:

    manunited will overcome chelsea by 3-0 and i feel united have what it take’s to face chelsea, i will loveto see united move far before it get bad for us united forever

  7. dlink09 says:

    any one really think MANU is strong this season.. they have been lucky so far.. Rooney sucks,, berbatov inconsistent .. until they can win away games not draws then we can give the Title to them and we all can go home :) time for Old Man to goo.. we need a fresh start

    • King Eric says:

      “we need a fresh start.” curious, who is we?

    • Premierleaguered says:

      What a moron!!!!!

    • Maxwell Hutton says:

      What? Manchester United are the best team in the whole league.You dont get lucky in the premier league.Their the only team that havent lost.You know they have the best manager in the league.And we have the best home record.Arsnal,Spurs,and Man city are good but dot have what it takes to challange Man united.Chelsea is done.Other teams are just jealous of United’s sucsess.Yes we need to do better away but still havent lost.

  8. Harry says:

    I hope it’s better than Arsenal v Man Utd thats for sure. The problem with this game is that both sides have great defences. If there is going to be a victor it will be based on whoever dominates the centre of the park.

    It won’t be a classic, but it will be fascinating stuff.

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