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On Sunday reigning Champions, Manchester City will face Chelsea in a battle for the second spot in the Barclays Premier League. Both the clubs have spent big in the transfer market over the years, but which of the two has been more efficient?
Owned by business tycoon Roman Abramovich, the Russian has made a massive investment in the club lifting them from a mid table team to current European Champions. During his ten years as Chelsea owner, the Russian has spent over a billion dollars on players and managers, however not all his spendings have been astute.
Probably the first name which springs to mind, the Spanish striker was signed from Liverpool for a hefty 50 million pounds making him the fifth most expensive signing in Football history. The Spanish striker has failed to live up to his transfer fees and has been a mere shadow of his former self.
As we prepare for a blockbuster clash between Chelsea and Manchester United at the Bridge, Live Soccer TV previews the five players who could make a difference for the Blues.
The titanic clash between Chelsea and Manchester United this Wednesday will definitely live up to its expectations like it has always done prior to this. This match represents a huge lot of things for both teams who have had two different seasons so far.
Chelsea will be looking to salvage an already down falling season that has seen them drop away from the title race for the Premier League. Massive amount of money were spent last January when the likes of Fernando Torres and David Luiz were brought in to bolster their squad ranks.
Nevertheless, the importance of this match is rather unquestionable for Chelsea. Do they have what it takes to succeed? Live Soccer analyses five key players who will be important for the Blues.
As our coverage on the Chelsea vs Manchester United match in the Premier League continues, Live Soccer TV brings you statistics and facts on the Chelsea players to watch in the clash.
Cech is actually not having the best of moments in his career right now. The highly-esteemed goalkeeper has conceded 22 goals in 26 Premier League starts for Chelsea, but he also has 74 saves on his account. Impressive or not, he is expected to protect the Blues’ post against Manchester United this evening, and this means nothing but danger and a warning for the Red Devils’ Wayne Rooney and Dimitar Berbatov.
John Terry is the one who got the first and last goal in the last Chelsea vs Manchester United match in the Premier League. It was his second-half winning header which silenced the Mancunians at the Stamford Bridge at the beginning of last season. Away from his ability to score important headers, Terry can be regarded as the rock of Chelsea’s defense. He has so often been the main helper in the Blues’ defense against the league leaders. This time around, he could well show his greatness on another occasion by helping Petr Cech to keep a clean sheet. Presumably, a goal from the English captain would be more than ideal, but this might not be Terry’s priority, as his tasks at the back are unbelievably massive.
Ashley Cole will play against Manchester United after Carlo Ancelotti confirmed that the Chelsea defender has apologised over the shooting incident and that he is fully focused ahead of the clash at Stamford Bridge.
Ashley Cole has been the target of the media and press for the past few days after he allegedly shot Tom Cowan with a rifle at Chelsea's Cobham training ground last week. Tom, who was undergoing an internship with the London club, was treated by their medical staff after the lead pellet penetrated his flesh.
The police have been confirmed that they will be investigating the matter, while the club insists that appropriate action will be taken.
As Chelsea take on United on Tuesday, Ancelotti admitted that Ashley Cole went over the borders with the shooting incident. However, he insisted that Ashley Cole will not be dropped and is fully focused ahead of the game with Manchester United.
Police are set to investigate the Ashley Cole shooting incident which took place at Chelsea's Cobham training ground as Carlo Ancelotti goes under fire for the indiscipline that has crept into the dressing room.
According to reports, Chelsea defender Ashley Cole is said to have fired a rifle at a 21 year old teenager who was undergoing an internship with the London club. The teenager, Tom Cowan was treated by Chelsea's medical staff after being hit by a lead pellet.
The incident was kept undercover by Chelsea after they feared that it would ultimately tarnish their public reputation. However, numerous media organization and press publicized the incident and the Surrey police have now announced that they will now look into the incident.
Chelsea defender Ashley Cole has reportedly wounded a Chelsea fan by shooting him with a rifle, according to the News of the World.
The incident is said to have taken place at Chelsea's Cobham training ground last Sunday. Ashley Cole picked up the gun and fired it at Tom Cowan, 21 while not realizing that the gun was fully loaded.
A source told the News of the World: "It's truly inconceivable that a Premier League footballer could bring a gun to the training ground.
"But Ashley pulled the rifle from a box and started larking about with it in the changing room, not realizing it was loaded. It ended up pointed at Tom just five feet away.
"The gun went off with a loud pop and Tom screamed as this lead pellet hit him in the side. It went through his clothing and into his flesh."