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Liverpool have the same syndrome. A draw was at least demanded at home for their onset of players, but another loss to the top 4 sucks the air out of their confidence. Its not Benitez can’d do it. They beat Chelsea solidly early in the season, before Mourinho left. They have what it takes, but the rotation policy doesn’t explain their inconsistency. Winning the Champions League didn’t send them to the next level. They are a player or two away, and Fernando Torres is truly El Nino.
Chelsea is out of it as far as I am concerned. Liverpool, with the potential of a group of very fit players at the end of the season could make a strong run if they hit a stretch of form. I know what Benitez is trying to do, and I respect his confidence that at the end of the season he will be there with so many combinations tested that he may play his best 11 for a stretch of 10 games and win them all.
Arsenal and Manchester United are not going to pull away from eachother. The gap between them is so close. It looks like William Gallas, scoring the winner at the weekend really looks like the team’s new Patrick Viera and a side with so much pace and incredible passing is hard to beat not to mention attractive to watch. With Crisitano Ronaldo the owner of the team and a great defense who can bet against United? There is so much stability there, and is the team that can cope with injuries better than any other team in the Premiership.
How good is he? At 19 he not only leads the French League in scoring but is also keeping Brazilian striker Fred on the bench. Fred, you know, a Brazilian international. When you hear the words “Brazilian international striker” you will assume a starting place but not in this case. This 19 year old is now a French international and before long will be keeping Thierry Henry on the bench.
How good is he? Ask the Manchester United scouts who watched him single handedly floor Rangers on the way to helping Lyon on the way to the next round of the Champions League.
For Arsene Wenger, this could be the solution to replacing Thierry Henry. Robin van Persie is always injured, and to challenge for a Premiership title you need fit players. Benzima is highly regarded by Wenger, but with all the interest, the price might have climbed too high to make him a Gunner. Lasanna Diarra was mentioned as a player in a swap deal.
Alex Ferguson is certainly keen to bring Benzima to Old Trafford, but Lyon's price has done nothing but go up. The intention was a swap deal which would send Louis Saha and Mikael Silvestre the other way to Stade Gerland. It appears that Lyon want around £6m pounds in addition. It won’t stop United, Benzima has all the makings of a superstar striker. Fred now on the bench, will Wayne Rooney be next??
Must take a moment here to praise the immense job the backroom at Lyon is doing feeding the club with new and exciting talent. Its like a revolving door over there, and nothing but class seems to take over from the great players that leave. 3 or 4 times now I have said “that’s it, they have sold one player too many and will now pay” but no. A new starlet steps right into to fill the boots. Wow, its all you can say. Lyon are, in my opinion 4th in the list of top academies in the world behind Ajax Amsterdam, Sporting Lisbon, and Arsenal. Impressive stuff.
Here he is in action, not alot of tricks and the like, but you have to admire how clinical his finishing is:
And the destruction of Rangers:
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