Table summary after third round of games for the 2006/2007 English Premiership season:
1 Man Utd Games: 3 Wins : 3 Draws : 0 Losses: 0 Points : 9
5 Chelsea Games : 3 Wins : 2 Draws : 0 Losses : 1 Points : 6
7 Liverpool Games : 2 Wins : 1 Draws : 1 Losess : 0 Points : 4
17 Arsenal Games : 2 Wins : 0 Draws : 1 Losses : 1 Points : 1
Another exciting Premiership season is under way. Three rounds have already gone by, and the transfer deadline is nearing. A lot of teams have strengthened yet some have not made a very good start.
We can safely say that the clubs that finished in the top four last season, are the top four clubs in England at the moment. Chelsea, Manchester United, Liverpool and Arsenal have proved over the past decade especially, that they represent the cream of English football. They have however had different starts to this season.
Chelsea, the champions two years in a row, have bought big. Andrei Shevchenko has left the lights of Milan for the lure of Stamford Bridge. He is joined by Michael Ballack, the German captain from Bayern Munich who joined on a free transfer. Then there is Solomon Kalou, Jon Obi Mikel and Khalid Boulahrouz all signed up. Jose Mourinho has decided this season to ditch his “two players for one position policy” and opted for his new “utility players that can play in various positions” policy. He let go of Damian Duff, Glen Johnson, Eidur Gudjohnsen, Carlton Cole, ( William Gallas probably) and others are bound to follow. He has also gone away from his tried and trusted 4-5-1 formation, to the more conventional 4-4-2 diamond, in order to incorporate Ballack ติดต่อufabetเว็บหลัก and Lampard in his team, while keeping Makelele and Essien happy. So far, his team seem not to have found their rhythm, which is reflected by their loss to Midlesborough on Wednesday. We should expect improvement as the season progresses though.
Christiano Ronaldo has probably been the most talked about player of the World Cup and post World Cup football news world. His stay at the Red Devils seemed destined to end, as talk of him joining Real Madrid intensified over the summer. His rift with Wayne Rooney was propelled to exponential proportions by the media. Yet, Ronaldo stayed, as Sir Alex Ferguson claimed he would. What’s more, United have flourished, scoring at will, and winning all three of their games, while more importantly, playing beautiful football. They strengthened over the summer with the high profile capture of Michael Carrick from Totenham, while they seem poised to snap up David Trezeguet from Juventus on transfer deadline day, as a direct replacement for the departed Ruud Van Nistelrooy. Their only blip, is the apparent failure to land Owen Hargreaves from Bayern Munich.
Elsewhere, Rafa Benitez has been working hard to bring about his “Rafalution” at Anfield. His captures of Craig Bellamy and Jermaine Pennant might be frowned upon by the media at large, but might just turn out to be buys of the season. He has also strengthened in defence bringing in