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Predictions league hails the power of Drogba
Didier Drogba’s second goal in Sunday’s 2-0 win over Arsenal was the epitome of the Chelsea striker’s immense power.
It’s hard to know how any defence can stop him, even Inter Milan’s…
Top Premier League strikers are certainly having the best of it at the moment with Manchester United talisman Wayne Rooney scoring another in the 5-0 thrashing of Portsmouth.
Constrast Drogba and Rooney with Barcelona’s Zlatan Ibrahimovic, who has scored once in his last 10 matches, and misfiring Juventus forward Alessandro Del Piero. His side have slid all the way to seventh in Serie A.
Talking of who is in or out of form, our Premier League predictions competition had one standout performer at the weekend — leader Paul Radford, who was spot on with Chelsea’s 2-0 win. Paul racked up four correct scores in all, bagging a maximum five points for each, while he picked up three singles for guessing the right result in three other games.
A midweek fixtures programme awaits and as many of our panel are away at the Winter Olympics, here is a perfect chance to sneak up on them while their minds are focused on luge and freestyle skiing.
If that doesn’t tempt you, any new entrants get double points for the rest of the season. Oh, and we trust you to total up your own points too.
Here’s the panel scores and the fixtures. Please play along in the comments.
Reuters Soccer blog panel: Paul Radford 221, Patrick Johnston 204, Neil Maidment 190, Mitch Phillips 189, Simon Evans 165, Kevin Fylan 162, Mark Meadows 162, Julien Pretot 143, Mike Collett 140, Asia Sports Desk 131, Martyn Herman 118, Miles Evans 108, Sonia Oxley 84
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Man City v Bolton
Portsmouth v Sunderland
Wigan v Stoke
Arsenal v Liverpool
Aston Villa v Man Utd
Blackburn v Hull
Everton v Chelsea
West Ham v Birmingham
Wolverhampton v Tottenham