Beware the 'Little Horse

 Beware the 'Little Horse
Chelsea's French-born Senegalese striker Demba Ba celebrates scoring Chelsea's second goal.

SINGAPORE -Mourinho’s methodical Blues ready to pounce if Pool or City slip up

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(Demba Ba 68)

In the darkest shadows, they continue to lurk, watching through dilated pupils.

Let Liverpool and Manchester City cross swords and bask in the glamour of a game billed as the Premiership season’s title decider.

Less than three hours after Liverpool’s hard-earned victory on Sunday, Chelsea nicked a 1-0 away win over Swansea.

It was methodical and clinical, not quite a piece of cake but certainly in line with the Blues’ economical modus operandi.

Demba Ba’s goal fired them back to within two points of the leading Reds.

Yet, almost no one could see them coming.

This is Chelsea, cold as ice and ruthless as a whooping hyena.

Liverpool can hear something from behind so they peer over their shoulders and blink even harder to make out what’s ahead to make sure they aren’t walking straight into an ambush.

But Chelsea, stalking under the cover of darkness, won’t show themselves. Yet.

Manager Jose Mourinho periodically reminds everyone that the Blues are “little horses” in the title race and it’s “impossible” for his side to win the league this term, and often offers lame reasons to back himself up.

But they are biding their time, waiting to pounce at the slightest mistake, at the right time. And they are well-poised to strike a decisive blow.

Chelsea are manoeuvring in the slipstreams of Liverpool and Man City to stay in contention somehow. It’s a specialised skill Mourinho has honed.

Their last chance to make a move comes two Sundays from now, at Anfield, where they will attempt to finish off the Reds in broad daylight.

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