Hearts go into the clash this time having beaten sworn rivals Kotoko 1-0 at the Accra sports stadium. It was a different scenario last season as they had lost to the Porcupines at the same venue courtesy of a Soulama Abdoulaye own goal. But the Phobians went all the way to Berekum to beat Chelsea.
They would relish another win but it will not come easily as Chelsea are looking formidable and ruthless at home this term. The Blues have scored 8 goals in 4 outings at the Golden City Park which means the defensive pair of Inusah Musah and Vincent Atingah who have stood tall thus far must be at their very best to curtail the rapid attack led by Seth Appiah who has 5 goals.
Scottish trainer Frank Nuttall is still tinkering with the squad but for Chelsea, Steve Polak’s experience has come in handy. Both coaches are tactically astute and whoever gets it right on the day takes the three points.Medeama faces a tough battle away from home in their bid to move out of the relegation zone. The Muaves have endured a plucky start despite the hype of being one of the favorites to land the title. Ahead of the break, they fluffed the chance to pick up a win at home against Olympics.
With the much anticipated clash between the Premier League leading title hopefuls – Aduana Stars - and hurting Champions – Wa All Stars - who suffered a humiliating 4-1 home thumping this past weekend in their outstanding match against WAFA postponed, title contenders – Kumasi Asante Kotoko – will have the chance to take over the top spot as they go for the rebound at home following their lone goal loss to rivals – Hearts of Oak – in the Super Clash against Inter Allies on Sunday as hardworking – Elmina Stars – jumpstarts Week 9 at home on Saturday against Liberty Professionals with the chance to break into the ranks of the top four.
Third placed Academy Soccer Lads, WAFA, who plucked their first road win after 27 tries will be hard-pressed to haul in another road win as they take on Bechem Utd in the top four encounter of the day, Hearts of Oak will be hoping to make up for some lost ground in their title quest as guests of Berekum Chelsea, and Tema Youth will look to pick up the max points against struggling Medeama SC at Accra