Ancelotti reckons Chelsea have Europe’s best strikers. Hmm…
Imagine this but with Anelka as well
There’s something well exciting about a list – and it’s even better if it goes in reverse order. The excitement builds and builds until you can’t take any more and you HAVE to know what the Greatest Shade of Beige Ever is (it’s eggshell – obviously).
Anyway, Carlo Ancelotti has continued the trend of Chelsea folk saying slightly outlandish things by claiming the Blues have the best attack in Europe. The Spoiler doesn’t agree – so after the jump is our top five in REVERSE ORDER!
5. Samir Nasri, Robin van Persie and Andrey Arshavin
The Spoiler got a right telling-off from some readers for suggesting Arshavin should give his money back for his lacklustre performances this season. Having wiped the albumen and vitellus from our mush we have to admit the Gunners front three now look totally mega. Arshavin has found his form, Van Persie is fit and excellent, while Nasri has been great all season. Arsenal aren’t the top scorers in the Champions League for no reason.
4. Robinho, Zlatan Ibrahimović and Antonio Cassano
You’d probably need to go on an intensive UN peacekeeping course to manage this mob – if Ibrahimović is the most level-headed of your attack, then you’d better be bloody diplomatic. They are excellent though, with Ibrahimović leading the way with 17 goals in 26 games this term.
PS. The Spoiler was dumbstruck when it read this morning that Ibra has won a league title for the past seven seasons (everyone else in the HQ knew this though).
3. Samuel Eto’o, Giampaolo Pazzini and Diego Milito
Newbie, Giampaolo Pazzini, joined from Sampdoria in January and has already bagged four goals in five games (he hit 46 in 80 games for Samp). Eto’o is a class act and Milito is one of roughly 15 brilliant Argentinean forwards around at the moment – two goals in a Champions League final ain’t half bad.
2. Cristiano Ronaldo, Karim Benzema and Gonzalo Higuaín
Since Emmanuel Adebayor has been at Real, the pressure is off Benzema and he’s started to look bloody good. Gonzalo Higuaín is a ‘proper striker’ but is out for the season with a back injury – he could probably still bang ‘em in though. Finally, Cristiano Ronaldo – you know him? He’s pretty tasty.
1. Lionel Messi, David Villa and Pedro
The Daddies. David Villa was top scorer in Euro 2008, joint top scorer in last year’s World Cup and continues to smash the goals in for Barca – a €40 million bargain. Pedro gets somewhat overshadowed by his partners, but still has an incredible goalscoring record (42 goals in 105 games). The last guy – Lionel Messi – is simply the best player in the world.
You all wholeheartedly agree with them, right? No cause for debate at all… No? Okay, shout us down with some intelligent comments below…