90 Minutes Decides The English Premier League Champion

K ShakranSenior Analyst IApril 25, 2008

Manchester United take their three-point lead to Stamford Bridge to face second-place Chelsea. A win or a tie for would just about wrap this season up for the Red Devils.

Even with a loss, the Red Devils still has a huge edge in goal difference, and could still take the prize by winning their final two games against West Ham and Wigan.
But Alex Ferguson will certainly have another witty plan ahead.

Many expect United to play for a draw this Saturday, but a win would certainly go down in the history books. A win would end Chelsea's outstanding 80 game home undefeated streak in league play.

Ferguson said, " Yes, support is in their favor, but each streak and record has it's ends. We must be confident in our ability to get the title there."

If Manchester United want to win a championship, they will have to take it all the way from London and not hope for a draw. If you are going to win a championship, that would be the way to do it, and I am sure Ferguson and every player on the United team will be thinking the same way.

Cristiano "Super-Star" Ronaldo supports Ferguson's words. It is noted that Cristiano Ronaldo will certainly hear it from the crowd at Stamford Bridge on Saturday.

"Last season, all of England's stadium's were against me. I am immune to this now because they wont kill me."

On the other hand, Chelsea's Frank Lampard is doubtful for the clash on Saturday following the death of his 58 year old mother due to pneumonia. 

It is the biggest game of the year in the Premiership, and there will clearly be a lot of emotion involved in it from both sides.

This game could clearly prove further rivalry between two of the best football clubs on the globe. Should Manchester United win, they will write history in two different ways: setting the sun on Chelsea's home winning streak and winning consecutive league titles. But will Chelsea allow it is the real question.

A recent poll on one famous EPL related website revealed that more than 95 % of people that took part think that United are going to win the title in London. 

Yes, they look like world champions and all that wonderful talk. But under a virtually unknown coach in Avram Grant, Chelsea have also produced positive results and have been championship contenders all season.

Give some credit to Chelsea too. Let's not have all the talk on how dominant, powerful, and intimidating Manchester United seem to be all the time.