What an explosive opening week we had in the Premier League with some teams already chalked up their second game.
The early indicators is that Spurs are beginning to gel as a team as Defoe has found his scoring boots and that Man Utd are struggling without Ronaldo and Tevez, of course it’s still early days to judge anything but if you watched Utd’s game against Birmingham and Burnley (2 newly promoted sides) they were less than convincing.
Arsenal has also showed promised in the league and in the midweek Champions League game against Celtic.
Chelsea too seemed to have blended well with their new diamond formation with the likes of Deco and Ballack already on the scoresheet this season, while Everton with the news of the impending exit of Lescott surrounding the team began life on the League is disastrous fashion.
Saturday, 22 August 2009
Arsenal v Portsmouth
Birmingham v Stoke
Hull v Bolton
Man City v Wolverhampton
Sunderland v Blackburn
Wigan v Man Utd,
Sunday, 23 August 2009
Burnley v Everton,
Fulham v Chelsea
West Ham v Tottenham
Monday, 24 August 2009
Liverpool v Aston Villa
Prediction: Match Of The Week:
On paper they really isn’t a great matchup this week, but thank goodness Football is not played on paper, so my prediction for Match Of The Week is Liverpool v Aston Villa.
Aston Villa did not start as they would have liked, they lost 2-0 at home to Wigan and lost last night’s Europa League play-offs against Rapid Vienna.They have to bounce back otherwise all the hardwork will be wasted so early on in the season.
Habib Beye (Newcastle, undisclosed); Stewart Downing (Middlesbrough, £12m); Fabian Delph (Leeds, undisclosed)
Left the club:
Gareth Barry (Manchester City, £12m); Martin Laursen (retired); Stuart Taylor (Manchester City, undisclosed); Zat Knight (Bolton, £4m)
Liverpool lost to Spurs in the weekend and that was my prediction for game of the week and here for the second time in a row is Liverpool in Match Of The Week.
Against Spurs they look disorganized and lack that spark and passion, but they bounced back with a 4-0 win against Stoke with Glen Johnson netting his first goal for the club and giving me valuable fantasy points too! 🙂
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)