As we reach the closing months of the 05/06 season, it’s all to play for as Chelsea look to retain their Premier League title whilst competing on all fronts, whilst I continue the eternal struggle that is the football league. As ever, we kick off with the first domestic trophy of the English season, the League Cup (sorry Charity Sheild fans)
It’s a good start to trophy season for Tony Adams, his Chelsea side, coming from behind to beat Bolton, with the obvious bonus of Bolton’s keeper being sent off making all the difference.
The FA Cup
First of all, the semi finals saw Chelsea defeat Birmingham but Leicester sprung a surprise and beat Aston Villa. Should be a great final
It was all getting a bit tight as Chelsea’s cup commitments left them with games in hand that could prove pivotal. However, this was a strange decision:
Anyway, it all boils down to the last day of the season in the Premier League, Chelsea are chasing Man Utd and need Brian Little’s Aston Villa to do them a favour.
An emphatic loss at Villa Park means Chelsea just have to dispatch Burnley – great times for Tony, he’s won the lot! At the bottom, all the sides involved in the relegation scrap over the final spot win, meaning Hull are relegated. Arsenal survive – just!
Either way, the English sides are doing well in Europe. Keegan’s Blackburn triumph in Madrid
No such luck for Chelsea in Europe though, despite a home win against Real Madrid they lose 4-2 on aggregate
As I have a World Cup to attend and a playoff final to win, I’m going to make this a 2 parter, but don’t worry, it’ll be available tomorrow. I’m sure I’ll see you here then.