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England poised for Super Sunday

The Premiership’s UEFA Champions League representatives are in action against each other on Sunday in two of the most keenly-awaited fixtures in the English calendar. Manchester United FC and Arsenal FC meet at Old Trafford in a fixture that has helped decide the destination of the championship for much of the past decade. Now, of course, Chelsea FC are ensconced at the summit but they will not relish facing Liverpool FC – the one team seemingly capable of getting under their skin – at Stamford Bridge in the lunchtime kick-off. The bare statistics show that Chelsea and Liverpool have come together an incredible eleven times in the past two years, with José Mourinho’s side claiming five victories to the Reds’ three. But closer inspection reveals Liverpool as cup specialists, including a 2-1 success in last month’s FA Community Shield, while Chelsea have won all four league encounters. Added to this, Liverpool have made a poor start to the campaign, losing 3-0 at Everton FC in the Merseyside derby last weekend. However, Chelsea goalkeeper Petr ?ech played down the importance of form. “It’s a long season so their performance at the start doesn’t really matter,” he said. “Having said that, they’re one of our main rivals so it’s a big game and if we beat them it’ll be a big advantage. It will be a very interesting afternoon for Premiership supporters all round because United play against Arsenal too.” That match also juxtaposes sides of contrasting fortunes. Arsène Wenger’s team began the weekend in 17th after picking up just two points from their opening three outings, while with Louis Saha leading the line, United are making the early running with four wins in four games..,It promises to be a Super Sunday indeed.

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Posted by Jojo on September 17, 2006.

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