West Brom handed Chelsea beating
helsea bounced back from the disappointment of their European exit to record a morale-boosting 3-1 victory over West Bromwich Albion on Saturday.sports Updated: Apr 17, 2011 01:55 IST
Chelsea bounced back from the disappointment of their European exit to record a morale-boosting 3-1 victory over West Bromwich Albion on Saturday.
Chelsea boss Carlo Ancelotti must have feared the worst after Peter Odemwingie fired the Baggies ahead on 17 minutes.
But the team, which had Fernando Torres on the bench, responded swiftly, scoring three times through Didier Drogba, Salomon Kalou and Frank Lampard to lead 3-1 at half-time and earned three points.
Wenger braced for Liverpool
London: Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has made it clear he is not prepared to compromise his footballing philosophy now that the club is owned by American tycoon Stan Kroenke. That philosophy — of putting faith in young, technically proficient and therefore inexpensive players — is set to receive one of the sternest tests of the season on Sunday when Liverpool are the visitors to the Emirates Stadium.
Arsenal can cut Manchester United's lead at the top to four points with a victory but should they lose, their title chances will be all but non-existent.
Liverpool, who downed Manchester City 3-0 on Monday, have revived significantly since Kenny Dalglish used the money from the £50 million ($81.5m) sale of Fernando Torres to bring in England striker Andy Carroll from Newcastle and Uruguay forward Luiz Suarez in January.
City knock United out of FA Cup
A 52nd minute strike by Yaya Toure separated Manchester City and rivals Manchester United in the FA Cup semifinal.