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England's billionaires battle it out

By unknown | Feb 26, 2010 | COMMENTS [ 0 ]

LONDON - New money takes on even newer money as the battle of the billionaires, otherwise known as Chelsea vs Manchester City, takes the Premier League's centre stage at Stamford Bridge tomorrow.

City desperately want to be where Chelsea are - top of the Premier League, striving to make the final step in the Champions League and able to attract the best players and staff in the game.

They have made rapid inroads in the off-field areas but have a long way to go to match them where it matters.

As Chelsea went down to a creditable 2-1 first-leg loss at Inter Milan in a match screened around the world on Wednesday, City were slumping to an extra-time defeat at Stoke City in an attritional FA Cup replay.

City's Arab owners showed their impatience when they dismissed Mark Hughes earlier in the season and brought in Roberto Mancini with a clear remit.

After a bright start to his tenure the Italian has now had to deal with defeats to Everton and Hull City, a scratchy win over Bolton Wanderers and draws with Stoke and Liverpool - the latter a painful affair at Eastlands last Sunday when City managed only one worthwhile effort on goal.

Wednesday's feeble Cup defeat makes a top-four finish even more important as the club's trophy drought rolls into its 35th year.

Chelsea go into the match one point ahead of Manchester United, with a game in hand, while City are embroiled in a desperate four-way battle for fourth. Goals by Emmanuel Adebayor and Tevez gave them a 2-1 home win over the Londoners in December but while City have faded since then, Chelsea have hit their straps.

Tottenham Hotspur, sitting in fourth, host an Everton side who have taken the scalps of United and Chelsea in recent weeks, while Liverpool host Blackburn Rovers on Sunday.

At the other end of the table bottom side Portsmouth will travel to Burnley, possibly well on their way to relegation.

Bolton are above them on goal difference and are also involved in a relegation "six-pointer" at home to Wolves. - Reuters


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