Date: 6th May 2013 at 8:00am
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Luiz-trollChelsea reclaimed third place in the Premier League after a crucial 1-0 win against Manchester United at Old Trafford on Sunday.

It was a poor match that lacked intensity and had an end-of-season feel about it but it livened up in the final minutes when Juan Mata’s shot deflected off Phil Jones and it was not without controversy, as Rafael was sent off for kicking out at David Luiz after the pair tangled following the goal.

Sir Alex Ferguson likened Luiz to a ‘dying swan’ when the Brazilian duo clashed and the young United fullback was giving his marching orders by Howard Webb. Luiz also appeared to be laughing whilst on the ground which has already become more of a talking point as it didn’t affect the referee’s decision and he was probably amused by Rafael’s stupidity as he retaliated to his rough challenge.

Anyway, I’m sure United’s fans won’t be losing any sleep over it as they’ve already won the war this season by earning their 20th Premier League title but Rafael Benitez and Chelsea won their own battle today knowing that a win over Tottenham will all but guarantee them a Champions League spot due to their vastly superior goal difference over Andre Villas-Boas’ side.

You can see what it meant to players like Mata from his reaction to the goal and he deservedly won the man of the match award, being the best player on the pitch despite not being at his best.

I imagine Chelsea’s victory today was a body blow to both Arsenal and Spurs who would probably have earmarked this game as one in which the Blues would drop points, it also puts us on a high for what is the biggest game of our season on Wednesday night. To confirm our top four status before the away trip to Aston Villa would be a major boon for Chelsea in their quest to win the Europa League too as it gives us the luxury of rotating the squad before we play Benfica, who have a tough trip away at Porto days before the final as they bid to win the Portuguese league.

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2 responses to “Blues make big statement ahead of Spurs clash”

  1. Mark says:

    Top 4 was never in doubt. We are the best team in the league and have simply been hopelessly mismanaged by Roman and the muppets he puts in the management seat. If we had kept Jose we would have won the league year in year out. It’s great having Roman but if he hadn’t have meddled imagine what we would have achieved. Ho hum! We were always going to beat a team who are on the beach; Tottenham will be as easy as always and I’m sure if it’s tough the ref will give us a dodgy decision as usual. We’ll beat Villa comfortably and Everton will be irrelevant. A trophy, top 4, Jose returning, spend £300m and blow the rest out of the water. Happy days.

  2. George okeke .C says:

    RB Has finally stabilize Chelsea. Truelly we can beat any team. Tottenham will come fighting but the confidence in Chelsea at the moment will be too strong for them to handle. Surely chelse will beat them. It is beter to beat Tottenham and loose to any other team.