Rooney must stay fit for World Cup

Manchester United could jump into
the Premiership’s top spot over Chelsea tomorrow if they beat Wolves away.

Wayne Rooney is one of the world’s
best strikers at the moment and he is set to shine against a Wolves side
struggling for survival in the top tier.

Rooney has banged in 23 Premiership
goals so far, four more than Chelsea’s talisman Didier Drogba. England fans are
hoping that Rooney stays healthy in the coming months with the World Cup finals
only three months away.

Such is the dearth of quality
international strikers in England that Michael Owen still fancies his chances
of making the trip.

Jermain Defoe didn’t quite make the
last England World Cup squad but on current form could book his place as the
season climaxes having scored 16 for Spurs.

Chelsea don’t have a game and it’s
just as well on current form and considering all the turbulence caused by the
personal indiscretions of John Terry and Ashley Cole.

Arsenal have an easy home game
against Burnley who have had little success on the road this season. Arsenal
are third and there is no sign yet of them sagging which is what normally
happens around this time because of injuries, suspensions and fatigue.

West Ham are still not completely
safe but if they can beat fellow strugglers Bolton at home, it will lift
confidence at Upton Park as the club tries to restore order after years of financial

After recent wins against Chelsea
and Manchester United, Everton’s indifferent form is over and they are
relishing the visit of Hull City on Monday.

Liverpool too have improved enough
for critics to back off laying into Rafa Benitez and they should have no
trouble at Wigan.