Midweek action: Grenades, showers & floor cleaner

The race for fourth place is well and truly on, although someone should really tell the competitors that winning games would help.

Besides looking at the table, which is cheating, an obvious way of figuring out who are the worst teams in the Premier League is when their name appears after the sentence, ”No disrespect to….”

No disrespect to Wolves, but Molineux was the perfect venue for Liverpool to continue their improving form.

However, both teams played the majority of the game as if the ball was a grenade which should be given away at all costs.

With no memorable attempts at goal, it’s games like these when you wonder if the goalkeepers actually took a shower after the game.

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So Liverpool underperformed, but Aston Villa failed to capitalise at Villa Park, also drawing 0-0 in a well-fought game against born-again title contenders Arsenal.

Villa haven’t scored a league goal since before Christmas; I wonder who's playing up front for them these days?

Meanwhile, the Gunners’ defensive line welcomed the return of Sol Campbell.

It must be nice for fans in North London to see their former hero back in such a familiar kit. Arsenal playing in white? What’s next? Manchester United in blue?

Back at Sol’s old playground White Hart Lane, Tottenham easily beat Fulham 2-0 to boost their own chances of finishing fourth (how sad is it that many teams focus not on finishing first, second or third but fourth?)

Peter Crouch impressed again and bagged another goal after some great work from Luca Modric and Mark Schwarzer.

The following night, Chelsea regained top spot, halting Birmingham City’s amazing 15-game unbeaten run.

The Blues (that's Chelsea, as opposed to Birmingham, who are simply Blues) hardly broke a sweat in their 3-0 home victory.

Once again Florent Malouda must be cursing his luck. The French winger opened the scoring in the fifth minute, holding up seven fingers to indicate how many goals he's got this season.

And then team-mate Frank Lampard took away his limelight yet again by scoring twice as many. At least he refrained from holding up 16 fingers, possibly limited by not having enough.

Birmingham’s away kit looked suspiciously like the famous one worn by Ajax, which could be why Chelsea wiped the floor with them.

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