Bridge vs Terry A.K.A Chelsea vs Man City

Posted: February 14, 2010 in Uncategorized

Probably won't be the scenes over the next few weeks...

It had to happen, didn’t it? Sunday evening’s FA Cup Quarter Final draw left us salivating at the prospect of poor Wayne Bridge returning to west London to face Chelsea and everyone’s favourite figure of national disgust, John Terry, in what would be a deliciously heated game following the Chelsea captain’s recent marital misdemeanours that have spilled out all over the tabloids.

Chelsea’s heroic battering of yet another Championship team in the form of Cardiff at home this weekend saw them saunter in to the draw, while City still have a difficult job on their hands after labouring to a 1-1 draw at home to Stoke, leaving them with the difficult task of finding the win at the Britannia Stadium on Tuesday.

Anyone who sees City’s passage into the next round as a formality may merely ask Arsene Wenger, who witnessed his Arsenal side physically and tactically thumped by Tony Pulis’ resilient Stoke team in the previous round. It’s hard to envisage Manchester City being clear favourites, but with the FA Cup being their last realistic hope of grabbing some silverware to appease their Arab overlords, you would assume it to be in the best interests of Roberto Mancini to do everything to ensure victory.

If Manchester City were to advance, it would create the thrilling prospect of two Terry vs Bridge faceoff’s in the space of 8 days, with Carlo Ancelotti’s men hosting City on the 27th February in a Premier League fixture that could be the most emotionally-driven match of the season, prior to their potential FA Cup clash of the 6th/7th March. However, the most tantalizing notion is the possibility of John Terry and Wayne Bridge playing alongside each other in England’s friendly against Egypt on the 3rd of March. The nation wept as Ashley Cole broke his ankle following a challenge from my newly crowned favourite American Landon Donovan last Wednesday, leaving Bridge as one of the few options for his replacement at left back.

Having said that, Fabio Capello may opt for Everton’s increasingly impressive Leighton Baines or Aston Villa’s consistent Stephen Warnock over Bridge. Stoke could dispose of City in their FA Cup tie. And Wayne Bridge could miss the massive game at Stamford Bridge on the 27th. But then that would be incredibly dull, wouldn’t it? All that’s left now is for Carlo Ancelotti to convert John Terry to right midfield for those matches, and it’ll be on like Donkey Kong.

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