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VOTE: Who has impressed you more this season – Chelsea or Liverpool?

Unbeaten table-toppers win again ahead of next week’s collision

Chelsea and Liverpool remain the top two teams in the country after the Blues thumped Middlesbrough 5-0 while the Reds again came from behind to beat Wigan 3-2. So ahead of their clash at Stamford Bridge next Sunday, The Spoiler wants to know which one has impressed you the most?

In the blue corner, Luiz Felipe Scolari has instantly got his team playing exciting, attacking football and has accompanied that with results. They’ve won all four of their away games this season, comfortably have the league’s best goal difference (+16) and have conceded just three goals. Despite numerous injuries, they have continued to shine.

In the red corner, Liverpool haven’t dominated games like Chelsea and have only won by more than one goal once. However, they have already faced three of last season’s top six and whereas Chelsea were expected to start strongly, Liverpool’s form has been more of a surprise. With Fernando Torres out injured today, Dirk Kuyt stepped in with two goals and the Dutchman has already equalled his league total from last season.

Five of Liverpool’s six league wins have come courtesy of goals scored in the final fifteen minutes: does this show a never-say-die spirit that can take them all the way to the title or are they just getting lucky at the moment? Equally, five of Chelsea’s six have been by a margin of two goals or more: is this a worrying sign of things to come or is there a danger of them running out of steam like Arsenal last season?

With all that in mind, let us know which side’s start has impressed you the most with a vote and a comment below.



13 responses so far
  • King Kong // October 18, 2008 at 6:33 pm

    It’s hard to choose, one is super resilient while the other is just awesome. However don’t forget Utd prowling at the back.

  • S // October 18, 2008 at 6:47 pm

    How can a team relying on the referee to send an opposition player off in order to get back into the game be impressive?

    Desperate would be a more suitable word to sum them up.

  • Sgt Blist // October 18, 2008 at 8:29 pm

    In short, both teams have impressed but in very different ways.

    Chelsea are obviously looking the stronger team. Scolari has made them an attacking team with great flare and panache and most shockingly regardless of their wealth a team I am finally starting to like.

    As a Liverpool fan it’s so exciting that we are now winning games that in previous seasons we would have lost. While not as convincing as Chelsea they are showing signs that they will be up there, which is all any Liverpool fan could ask for.

    Can’t wait for next weeks clash.

    Everyone knew, with Scolari’s appointment that Chelsea would be the team to beat. But it’s better for the league and therefore more of an impressive feat that Liverpool have found a winning formula. After all . You can only beat what’s in front of you.

  • 607 // October 18, 2008 at 10:31 pm

    Is it just me, or has Scolari made Chelsea almost likeable?

  • IAN // October 18, 2008 at 11:37 pm

    Liverpool look to be getting very lucky at the moment, but I guess that is what good sides do.
    Chelsea on the other hand have just been amazing.
    How you can not award this to them I don’t know

  • Nathan // October 19, 2008 at 6:23 am

    I’m more impressed with Chelsea. They’ve never given away as much goals as Liverpool did. And Liverpool just seems to be depending upon luck–so much luck at that.

  • Rob // October 19, 2008 at 9:12 am

    I agree… this isn’t really a competition. Liverpool have shown a little more resilience than in the past few years but Chelsea are thumping perfectly decent teams and hardly breaking a sweat. They should have put 3 or 4 past Villa the other week. Liverpool are getting some breaks but luck doesn’t last.

  • big jill // October 19, 2008 at 2:08 pm

    Liverpool’s luck will run out – Arsenal were like this last season, dragging themselves back into games in the last 5 minutes and look what happened to them. Liverpool are leaking goals against average sides – no chance. And yes, Big Phil is making them less etestable. If they just sold Cole, Terry, Drogba, Mikel, Anelka and Lampard, they would be a little bit likeable.

  • dando // October 19, 2008 at 2:10 pm

    who’s skewing the vote? 44% liverpool – that ridiculous. They’ll be 4th again – an chelsea ae going to romp home

  • TiTi // October 19, 2008 at 2:12 pm

    It ‘s difficult because instead chelsea, liverpool are not at 100% of their capacities,they are not playing their best game,but they are still winnig and progressing. Chelsea are playing their best game actuelly,but not Liverpool. When both teams will be playing at 100% it will be more easy to compare them.

  • Raph88 // October 19, 2008 at 5:38 pm

    whoever’s voting for liverpool should just stop and get real. probs the same people who think gerrard should be in the england team ahead of lampard. over 40%! yeah right!

  • alex wenger // October 19, 2008 at 8:03 pm

    liverpool. they keep coming bk almost every game. thats a major quality of a champion. they cant keep doing this for long though

  • Windy Hoford // October 19, 2008 at 9:44 pm

    If winning matches from a losing situation is lucky then clearly Liverpool have been consistently ‘lucky’ throughout their recent years. The great Man U teams of the 90s were reknown for this ‘luckiness’ too. It seems that to some people a red card is a guarantee of two goals.

    Having played 8 Premier League matches Liverpool have won after going behind 4 times. They have beaten Man U, something Chelsea couldn’t manage. Whilst Chelsea have played beautiful football it would be wrong to deny Liverpool credit.

    Supporting a team is one thing but being ignorant to the achievements of other teams doesn’t make u any more of a supporter. It just makes you an ignorant supporter.

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