As the Premier League reaches the half-way point in its season, Mark Siglioccolo takes a look into his crystal ball and wonders whether the days of Arsenal, Manchester United, Liverpool and Chelsea might be coming to an end. Who, though, will have the nerve to stare them out?
It may have been overlooked because of Liverpool’s beach ball incident at The Stadium of Light, but Chelsea’s defeat at Aston Villa throws up a few question about the Premier League, not least of which is why it’s so surprisingly open at the end of October.
When Petr Cech was sent off for Chelsea on Saturday, the London club suffered more for being reduced to ten men than they did for losing their goalkeeper. In the days before substitute goalkeepers, though, things were even more entertaining.