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Barclays Premier League Fixtures 2009/2010 – Season Opener

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barclays premier league logo So finally the pre-season is over and the new 2009/2010 Barclays Premier League is about to start.

Will Everton break into the top 4? will Arsenal win a trophy? can Michael Owen be the leagues top scorer? Can the newly promoted teams all stay up this season? will Wayne Rooney finally look handsome? all this intriguing questions will be answered soon enough.

So here it is, the opening day fixtures for the Barclays Premier League 2009/10:

Saturday, 15 August 2009

Aston Villa v Wigan,
Blackburn v Man City
Bolton v Sunderland
Chelsea v Hull
Everton v Arsenal
Portsmouth v Fulham
Stoke v Burnley
Wolverhampton v West Ham

Sunday, 16 August 2009

Man Utd v Birmingham
Tottenham v Liverpool

Prediction: Match Of The Week:

The match of the week was a toss up between Everton-Arsenal and Spurs-Liverpool, but Spurs v.s Liverpool somehow has an edge to it.

Tottenham Hotspurs

Spurs has not been as busy in the transfer market as they were last season, they had a fantastic pre-season last time around but it all fizzled out and a certain Juande Ramos was sacked and in came Harry Redknapp to rescue them.

This season they will be hoping for a better campaign and hopefully they find a way to integrate David Bentley into the team, such a waste to leave him on the bench.

New signings:
Kyle Naughton and Kyle Walker (Sheffield United, undisclosed); Peter Crouch (£9m); Sebastien Bassong (Newcastle, £8m)

Left the Club:

Darren Bent (Sunderland, £10m); Didier Zokora (Sevilla, £7m); Adel Taarabt (QPR, loan); Gilberto, Ricardo Rocha, Simon Dawkins, David Hutton (all released); Danny Hutchins (Yeovil Town); Troy Archibald-Henville (Exeter, loan); Ben Alnwick (Noriwch, loan); Jake Livermore (Derby, loan)

Liverpool

Liverpool Liverpool came close to winning the title last season but injuries and poor results against “weaker” teams robbed them of the medals, imagine this – they beat Man Utd both home and away and still didn’t win the league, that’s something to ponder on.

The big talk of course is the departure of Xabi Alonso to Real Madrid, or is it Aquiliani’s 2 month injury? In any case Benitez is confident 22-year-old Luca Leiva can fill in and do the job, we shall see.

In newboy Glen Johnson they have one of the best rightbacks in the world although i think leftback was their problem area, but Johnson will prove to be a pain in the you know where for most teams as he darts forward to provide crosses and he’s not too bad in defending too!.


New Signings:

Alberto Aquiliani (Roma, £20m); Chris Mavinga (PSG); Glen Johnson (Portsmouth, £18.5m); Aaron King (Rushden and Diamonds, free)

Left The Club:

Xabi Alonso (Real Madrid, £30m); Alvaro Arbeloa (Real Madrid, £4.5m); Sami Hyypia (Bayer Leverkusen); Jack Hobbs (Leicester City, undisclosed); Paul Anderson (Nottingham Forest, £250,000); Jermaine Pennant (Real Zaragoza, free); Sebastian Leto (Panathinaikos, undisclosed)

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