It's been a few weeks since I've live-blogged anything, and Saturday morning presents me with an excellent excuse. Manchester United will be taking on Chelsea at Old Trafford at 7 a.m. Eastern/4 a.m. Pacific. The match could be one of the most memorable of this English Premier League campaign.
United lead the EPL with 72 points from 32 games, but Chelsea are hot on their heels with 71 from 32. Moreover, United just suffered a crushing Champions League defeat to Bayern Munich in midweek and lost Wayne Rooney in the process, while Chelsea are coming off a 7-1 thumping of Aston Villa that may have increased the pressure on Martin O'Neill. They're also set to get Didier Drogba back. There's a chance Owen Hargreaves may return to the United bench, but that's about the only good news for United, who will have to rely on Dimitar Berbatov in Rooney's absence.
This clash could well decide the EPL title, so it will be live-blogged here and at Epic Footy despite occuring at 4 in the morning Saturday Pacific Time (putting a game of this scale so early is a scheduling fail on the EPL's part, but that's another topic). All early risers and insomniacs are welcome to stop by!