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Stick with the big guns in Cameroon

GENERAL
By Mark Gleeson

There were an astonishing nine 1-0 wins in the first 12 games at the Africa Cup of Nations and a disturbing parade of heavyweight contenders that looked anything but leading contenders.

Perhaps the effect of COVID-19 ravaged preparations have been understated, but hosts Cameroon, defending champions Algeria, Egypt, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Morocco and Tunisia are looking ragged at the start of the tournament. Of the fancied teams, only Nigeria have delivered a performance of any conviction.

Tournament play, however, is not so much about form and consistency but getting it right on the day and mediocre starts were always likely.

Most countries did not get a chance for proper pre-tournament training camps and should up their games after a week together in Cameroon. There have not been any outsiders who look likely to create shocks so TAB soccer punters can stick with the best teams for the rest of the group stages.

In the Premier League in England, Chelsea’s visit to Manchester City tomorrow is now a must-win mission.

The two clubs were tussling at the top of the table in the opening months of the English Premier League campaign, but while Pep Guardiola’s team have shifted up a gear and won 11 league games in a row, Chelsea have dropped vital points.

They are still second behind City, but four draws in their last five league games means they are now 10 points adrift and defeat tomorrow will leave them 13 points back and virtually out of the race. It makes their visit to the Etihad Stadium tomorrow of vital importance.

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