Chelsea's 1-0 victory away at Blackburn may not have been one of the most interesting live football scores to emerge from the previous footballing weekend. Many have already written off Chelsea due to their ageing side with some pundits claiming stars like Lampard, Terry and Drogba are past their imperious best.
Their young manager Villa Boas was deemed too inexperienced at a nearly unheard of 34 years of age, and they failed to sign their top transfer target Luka Modric in pre season. Consequently, they may lack a spark of creativity. Chelsea's inferior goal difference may indicate that they aren't quite up to challenging the powerful Manchester sides - They have already got a 20 goal deficit on Manchester City - but it would be unwise to write them off. John Terry chipped in with a goal against Everton in response to some of his recent critics, and the emerging Daniel Sturridge scored another goal to highlight his claim as a potential replacement for Wayne Rooney at next years European Championships.
Sturridge may feature highly in the top scorers charts at footballscores.com. There is certainly a gulf in class between the top three and the rest of the league. Chelsea sit fourth and nine points off early leaders Man City. Man United and Man City have already notched up a couple of live football scores that underline their dominance. Man United's recent 8-2 thrashing of Arsenal illustrates how even the once powerful teams fade into comparison. It would be healthy for the Premier League if Chelsea could maintain a title challenge and in doing so make the title race more dramatic. English football may well suffer if the spending power of the big two or three teams continues to dwarf the rest of the league.