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Fergie Demands Three Points at Sheffield United Ahead of Chelsea Clash
ESPN Soccernet, November 15th, 2006 4:11PM

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Sir Alex Ferguson is demanding a seventh straight English Premier League win from his Red Devils on Saturday ahead of Manchester United's crucial Premiership showdown with second-place Chelsea at Old Trafford the following week. Saturday's match is against lowly Sheffield United, a club that's recorded just one win at home this season. "The game with Chelsea will be a massive one and we want to be going into it with a three-point lead," said Ferguson, adding, "Chelsea's excellent starts to the last two league campaigns are the main reason why they've won the title." United is enjoying one of its best starts to a Premiership season under Sir Alex Ferguson, taking 31 of 36 points so far this season. Chelsea however is just three points behind, which means another three points this weekend would give United some breathing room ahead of next week's crucial match. Even if the Red Devils manage to win at home to Chelsea, the season is far from over.  "The consistency factor comes in to play now," said Ferguson.  'After the game with Chelsea you then go into the December program -- which is always congested, tense and exhausting for everyone." That program includes eight EPL games in five weeks. Ferguson stresses, "the important thing is how you recover," because inevitably there will be stumbles along the way. Read the original story...


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