Clint Dempsey is having a great season with Fulham. Tonight he had the unusual role of penalty duty after the normal penalty taker Danny Murphy was subbed off. In the 93rd min, with a chance to distance themselves from relegation, and to give Chelsea yet another loss, he did this….
No power or speed and practically right at Cech for an easy save. Unfortunately Landon Donovan isn’t there to bail him out and the game ended 0-0.
Oh well, while that miss irritates me, Chelsea HAVE to be considered out of the title race. The gap is now 12 points from 5th to 1st and only a completely meltdown by Manchester United and Arsenal would give Chelsea any sort of life in the race to be crowned champions of the Barclays Premier League.
So let’s end the Chelsea hype once and for all and completely write them off. They are now in a position where they might very well have to win out the remainder of the season.
In a weekend where Wayne Rooney scored one of the goals of the season, Clint Dempsey took an awful penalty and was unable to win a game they hardly looked like winning over the course of 90 minutes. Take your chances better, Clint.