The title race isn’t quite over…
Chelsea face the alarming prospect of seeing their 10-point advantage in the Premier League fall to four inside a week. Manchester City arrive in West London on Wednesday hoping to inflict another defeat on Antonio Conte’s side after their Crystal Palace shock. Should Pep Guardiola’s side triumph, and Tottenham down Swansea in Wales, then the thing nobody predicted – an actual title race – will come into fruition.
Despite some notable injuries, Spurs are in sensational form and close to welcoming back star striker Harry Kane. Throw in their inviting April fixtures – their next four games are against sides 10th and below – and it’s no wonder Mauricio Pochettino is talking up his side’s chances. Not that Chelsea need to be too worried. After all, we all know what happens when Spurs get a title sniff in spring…
Lewandowski the best striker in the world
Robert Lewandowski was at it again for Bayern Munich, scoring yet another hat-trick to surely establish himself as the best striker in the world at the moment. The Bayern striker, who does not relent from slamming in the goals in the Bundesliga, was rampant again as Bayern crushed Augsburg 6-0 in ruthless fashion.
With an astonishing 44 goals in 43 games, Lewandowski has the incredible goal tally to go with his significant all-round link-up play. The Pole is the man Bayern's opponents simply have to stop and at the moment no one is able to do so. The crucial thing for him now is to take his form into the latter stages of the Champions League to hammer home the point that he is the best out-and-out striker around right now.
Not a lot has changed in a year at Old Trafford
Not for the first time this season, the Red Devils looked short of imagination and quality going forward and today’s draw with West Brom was reminiscent of the worst football of Louis van Gaal’s regime. There was a lot of possession, lots of sideways passing and lots of aimless crosses, but few chances.
Yes they had a number of key players missing – most notably Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Juan Mata and Paul Pogba – but with the resources at his disposal injuries and suspensions are no excuse for Jose Mourinho.
Give Shakespeare the role already
What can't Craig Shakespeare do? Okay, don't answer that. The Leicester City interim boss continues to shine in the role with his side suddenly now playing with supreme swagger and assurance. The transformation has been quite remarkable since Claudio Ranieri left the club and, whatever your views about the players' sudden upturn in form, Shakespeare's impact can only be applauded.
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