Giggs aims to ensure champions Chelsea keep chasing
November 25, 2006 7:05pm CST
Manchester United winger Ryan Giggs wants a victory against Chelsea on Sunday that will ensure the champions stay in the unfamiliar role of chasing rather than being chased. United will go six points clear at the top of the Premier League if they win the Old Trafford battle. Under Jose Mourinho, Chelsea have never trailed a team by that many points and Giggs is keen to discover how they might handle uncharted territory. "That's what we want to try and found out, and see what it's like if they are chasing a team and put the pressure on them a bit," Giggs told reporters. "I think it's too early in the season really to be a title-deciding game. "But over the last couple of seasons it's always been us chasing Chelsea so it would be nice for Chelsea to be chasing somebody, instead of the other way round. "It would be nice to actually go six points ahead with a lot of games coming up as well, so it is a very important time for us." United have lost their place as the dominant force in English football since Mourinho took charge of Chelsea in June 2004. But after an impressive start to the season in which they have dropped just five points from their opening 13 games, United sense a chance to regain lost ground. Giggs, who has won eight titles in his time at Old Trafford, added: "It's always hard to take when another team is winning the Premiership when we have done so well over the last 15 years. "It's up to us to get up to that standard of being as consistent as Chelsea. We have said over the past couple of seasons that we are just as good as them, if not better. "But they have been far more consistent. We realise that we need to have that consistency. We've started off the season great, we just need to carry it on all the way."