Chelsea managed to overtake liverpools 2nd spot after defeating wigan athletic by 2 goals to 1, with lampard with a late header stuck in the 91st minute. Liverpool were defeated by middlesbrough by 2 goals to 0 which gave chelsea the opportunity to overtake their place. Chelsea advanced to a spot higher with some luck and a touch of effort. Chelsea lead infront of liverpool by goal difference. If this influencial performance continues chelsea might go on to win the league title , with Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson said he expected there to be tricky moments between now and the end of the season after seeing his side extend their Premier League lead.
“The important thing is we keep the form going,” said Ferguson.
“It’s an advantage (being top). It’snot a great advantage because there are still 10 games left. But it’s always better to be top of the league than anywhere else.”
If manchester united drop vital points chelsea will surely take advantage of that , as hiddink will go all out to secure 3 points , and lead his side to another victory. Chelsea have won all matches since hiddink took charge of the blues. Guus Hiddink does NOT believe it is all over.Chelsea were not impressive in beating Portsmouth in midweek with a late goal from Didier Drogba but it was a fourth successive win and the Dutchman has them looking a stronger league title challenge to Manchester United than fading Liverpool.Hiddink knows itt will be difficult to stop manchester united from claiming further trophies to add to the league cup they grabbed last weekend but he has promised chelsea will do their best to spoil sir alex ferguson’s quin quest.
He said: ” i am not naive. They have a very good squad, but as long as there is a possibilty, you never know. What i like about my team at chelsea is that this team which does not give up. I liked the way the team reacted against wigan when we conceded the goal and i liked the way we fought all the way against portsmouth.”
Hiddink also provided some hints as to how chelsea may rebuild this summer.
Looking with admiration at uniteds squad he said: ” you need 3 groups : an older group with experience , 28 to 32 , a mid group who are 23 to 27 and then the youngsters from 18 to 23. If the balance is right in those 3 groups , you can mainain your position as United have done for many years”
Hiddink seems to be the right man for this job.