Gloria L
by on October 17, 2020
There is a new heavyweight force in European football, they bankrolls apparently by the Russian economy, they mean business, and their name is Chelsea F.C. Chelsea Football Club has always been a decent club in the English clubs. In London alone, Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur have always been ahead of the Chelsea Blues, even West Ham have often overshadowed Chelsea. But not anymore, because in the 2004-2005 season, Chelsea won the English Premier League title for the first time in fifty years, their only previous winning season. But they have not stopped there, in the new season 2005-2006 they are already well ready in the title race and leave all their rivals gasping, and now they have sat on top of all the club trophies, the European Champions League. Chelsea have never won the Champions League, in fact no club in London has ever done so. And it is clear that their charismatic manager Jose Mourinho intends to win the Champions League again, he did with his former club Porto in Portugal. So what about the traditional English giants? Manchester United, often described as the world's richest football club, have fallen into the hands of the Glazer family of Tampa Bay fame, but they are said to have borrowed half a billion pounds to buy United, a debt the club is now taking on. . The cost of new players has so far been thin on the ground, and United's brusque Glaswegian manager, Sir Alex Ferguson, has admitted that United, as long as England's most successful club, cannot compete with Chelsea when it comes to buying players. The hordes of United fans are not amused, the natives are growing restless. Arsenal, London's biggest and most successful club, lost their skipper and driver Patrick Vieira last summer, he moved to Juventus in Italy for £ 12 million, and when their star player Thierry Henry suffered from fitness problems, they took some uncharacteristic defeats at outdated clubs such as West Bromwich Albion and Middlesbrough. This is their last season at their famous old Highbury Stadium before moving to their new custom-built Emirates Stadium almost next door. The increased capacity of 60,000 will undoubtedly give their French manager Arsene Wenger more money to spend next year, but of course they will also have to pay for the new plot. Far from challenging Chelsea again, it seems Arsenal are more likely to fall further behind. That leaves Liverpool and Newcastle. News comes right through today that the American Kraft Company and family are interested in investing in Liverpool F.C., maybe even buying the club directly like Manchester United fifty kilometers up the road, but it's a bit down the line. And they, too, are looking to build a brand new stadium at Stanley Park, and that obviously costs a lot of money. Despite last year's freakish victory in the Champion's League, Liverpool's league form this season has again been uneven, and it included a 4-1 walloping of Chelsea on their own Anfield pitch. The idea that Liverpool might challenge Chelsea for the title remains a far-fetched one. Newcastle, England's second - best supported club are gradually improving and they have signed England center-back Michael Owen, but they still do not remain convincing at the top level. They have not won the title since Noah was seen building his sheet, or so it seems, nor will they do so this season.
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