Friday, 21 March 2014 | MYT 5:11 PM
Make the Gunners suffer
Chelsea midfielder Ramires (left) vying for the ball with Aston Villa striker Gabriel Agbonlahor during the English Premier League match at Villa Park in Birmingham last Saturday. — AFP
LAST week was a sham, not because Chelsea were beaten by a deserved Aston Villa goal, but mostly because Chris Foy the referee was pretty inconsistent throughout the match.
It’s acceptable to lose every now and then ... but to lose two men? Come on.
Especially Ramires. I mean it’s quite ridiculous for a player to get tackled and then gets sent off instead.
Still, Chelsea as always, were solid in the way they bounced back to a 2-0 win over Galatasaray to make the quarter-finals of the Champions League.
It would have been nice if we were the only English team but a pity because Man United un-deservingly found their way into the top eight.
Still, that’s not really a problem because United are nothing more than a struggling team right now and David Moyes has provided good comedy relief week in week out.
But I guess the focus is not on some mediocre team, rather, on a proper table topping clash with Arsenal.
It’s not too long ago when Jose Mourinho called Arsene Wenger “a master of failure”.
It sure sounds harsh given that Wenger must be credited for sticking to his principles and bringing out the best in his young team.
That, however, has also been Arsenal’s biggest downfall ... anyone ever wondered why their trophy cabinet been rather barren of late?
It’s nice to see guys like Jack Wilshere, Theo Walcott, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain ... and of course Mesut Ozil on the pitch.
The Gunners however has proven time and time again that they lack the experience and depth to mount a serious title challenge.
This season has been no different and as we head towards the end of March with less than 10 games in the EPL, it’s an all-too-familiar scene, to be honest.
With Ramires and Willian both missing out due to suspensions, expect David “Sideshow Bob” to fill up the middle of the park, with Andre Schurrle stepping in too.
Either ways, with Eden Hazard injury-free and leading our charge, it’s a pretty solid Chelsea line-up.
What more, we have home comfort at Stamford Bridge.
So let’s build on the momentum, put last week’s blip behind us and get a grip on the league.
Keep The Blue Flag Flying High
Kng Zheng Guan wishes Fernando Torres a happy 30th birthday and urges Malaysians to head up to Penang to catch Nicol David in the Women’s World Squash Championship.