Chelsea Edge Closer to Title; Manchester United and Arsenal Drop Vital Points

Osahon AbbeCorrespondent IApril 7, 2008

Chelsea moved within three points of the league leaders this weekend with a win over Manchester City. With a little help from City's defender Richard Dunne, Roman's army was able to register a 2-0 scoreline at the end of regulation.

Elsewhere, Arsenal played a 1-1 draw for the second time in as many games against Liverpool, with Peter Crouch scoring a good goal before Nicklas Bendtnar equalized for the gunners.

Manchester United raised the hopes of gunner nation Sunday with a draw at the Riverside stadium.

Alfonso Alves looks to be the answer to Boro's attacking woes this season. The striker scored twice to cancel a Cristiano Ronaldo goal, and give his team the lead. "Boy Wonder" rescued a point for the reds with a goal 15 minutes from regulation time. It was Wayne Rooney's 11th goal of the campaign.

The boys in blue look to be the favorite in position for the title with United playing Arsenal next week.

However, the title race is still very much open.

All three teams have week games in the Champions League, and the outcome will very much determine which team has the momentum down the stretch.

Chelsea lost a 1-0 lead in Turkey last week and allowed Fenerbache take a commanding 2-1 lead into the second leg. Although Chelsea looks favored to close out the series with a vital away goal, concentration and a killer instinct should be the order of the day.

Chelsea has a formidable home record to psyche themselves up for the encounter, and the Chelsea faithful will be present to support their team.

Chelsea fans are confident in the teams ability but one question remains: Will Mr. Grant learn from his mistakes in past big game situations?