TWO games, 12 goals scored, no goals conceded. That’ll do. Champions Chelsea have made the most impressive start to a Premier League season ever, albeit against two mediocre sides, and without really tearing the pitch up. Scary? You bet. If Darth Vader had an Imperial Intergalactic Football XI, it would look a lot like Chelsea in their black away kit.
The fact that Ancelotti’s side has a very settled, balanced look to it right now is ominous news for the rest of the Prem. Chelsea’s main title rivals will have to find an extra gear just to get close to them. Arsenal are the only team I can see doing that, and then they would need to play out of their skins.
As for Wigan, it’s two games played, no goals scored, 10 goals conceded. Ouch. I hope Dave Whelan trusts Roberto Martinez – he’s a good young manager and needs some backing right now. One thing Martinez should do immediately is buy a better keeper than Chris Kirkland, who may make the odd decent reflex save, but who is not Premier League class.