Premier League Results and Table 23 – 25 November

Gameweek 12 – 23 Nov 11:30
Everton Everton 3:3 Liverpool Liverpool
 
Arsenal Arsenal 2:0 Southampton Southampton
 
Fulham Fulham 1:2 Swansea Swansea
 
Hull City Hull City 0:1 Crystal Palace Crystal Palace
Newcastle Newcastle 2:1 Norwich Norwich
Stoke City Stoke City 2:0 Sunderland Sunderland
West Ham West Ham 0:3 Chelsea Chelsea
 
Man City Man City 6:0 Tottenham Tottenham
 
Cardiff City Cardiff City 2:2 Man Utd Man Utd
 
West Brom West Brom 2:2 Aston Villa Aston Villa

 BARCLAYS PREMIER LEAGUE TABLE

Pos

Team

GP

W

D

L

GF

GA

GD

PTS

1
Arsenal
12
9
1
2
24
10
14
28
2
Liverpool
12
7
3
2
24
13
11
24
3
Chelsea
12
7
3
2
21
10
11
24
4
Man City
12
7
1
4
34
12
22
22
5
Southampton
12
6
4
2
15
7
8
22
6
Man United
12
6
3
3
20
15
5
21
7
Everton
12
5
6
1
17
13
4
21
8
Newcastle
12
6
2
4
17
17
0
20
9
Tottenham
12
6
2
4
9
12
-3
20
10
Swansea City
12
4
3
5
17
16
1
15
11
West Brom
12
3
6
3
14
14
0
15
12
Aston Villa
12
4
3
5
13
14
-1
15
13
Hull City
12
4
2
6
9
15
-6
14
14
Stoke City
12
3
4
5
12
14
-2
13
15
Cardiff City
12
3
4
5
11
17
-6
13
16
Norwich City
12
3
2
7
10
23
-13
11
17
West Ham
12
2
4
6
9
14
-5
10
18
Fulham
12
3
1
8
11
21
-10
10
19
Crystal Palace
12
2
1
9
7
21
-14
7
20
Sunderland
12
2
1
9
8
24
-16
7

Premier League Preview 23/11/2013

 

After what many view as an unsuccessful international break for England, the Barclays Premier League is back and what a game to start it all up again. The early kick off is none other than the Merseyside derby, Liverpool vs Everton. Liverpool will travel to Goodison Park to face rivals Everton at 12:45. Everton manager Roberto Martinez has described the game as, “as good as a game of football can get.” Whilst Liverpool manager Brendan Rogers spoke about the derby saying that,”Both teams are up there and it’s credit to the players and the staff.” Everton have received eight red cards in the last 12 Goodison derbies meanwhile Liverpool have only received one. Liverpool normally come off better in these matches however it wouldn’t be a shock result if Everton won.

Predicted Everton Line up: http://www.futhead.com/14/squads/2802383/

Predicted Liverpool Line up: http://www.futhead.com/14/squads/2802973/

My predicted score is: Everton 1-1 Liverpool

I think that as good as SAS are, Everton are an extremely difficult team to beat, especially at Goodison Park so I think that Everton will concede first but then score and stay solid afterwards to hold out for a draw.

Teams                               Time                      Predicted Score

  • Everton v Liverpool                  12:45pm                     1-1
  • Arsenal v Southampton           15:00pm                     2-1
  • Fulham v Swansea                   15:00pm                     0-2
  • Hull v Crystal Palace                15:00pm                     3-1
  • Newcastle v Norwich               15:00pm                     4-1
  • Stoke v Sunderland                  15:00pm                     2-2
  • West Ham v Chelsea                 17:30pm                    2-3 

-SJ

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England vs Chile Preview 15/11/2013

England will face Chile in as they start preparing for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, England are probably one of the favourites along with Brazil, Spain, Germany and a few others, Brazil obviously topping the lot. As much as it would be a shock for England to win, it wouldn’t be impossible. Here’s my predicted England line up against Chile:

  1. Hart
  2. Walker
  3. Jagielka
  4. Cahill
  5. Baines
  6. Townsend
  7. Gerrard
  8. Lampard
  9. Rooney
  10. Sturridge
  11. Welbeck

A strong line up as England try to get into a rhythm playing together again as they prepare to play Germany the next week.

-SJ

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Can Arsenal win the League? Yes. Will Arsenal win the League? Maybe.

This post is going to be about Arsenal’s current form. Now we all know that Arsenal can win the League this season, the question that nobody seems so sure about is whether or not Arsenal will win the League. There are many myths about Arsenal having a poor defense and letting in easy goals. Maybe two seasons ago I wouldn’t have argued against those but last season, Arsenal had the second best defense in the league and this season, when Koscielny and Mertesacker have started and finished a game together, Arsenal haven’t lost. The midfield doesn’t need much said about it. I feel sorry for Arsene Wenger having to make a decision about which five to start each game. Up front Arsenal have Giroud. He looks a lot more confident in front of goal this season but its not his goalscoring which impresses me. I think that the best thing about Giroud is the way he holds up the ball, his first touch is class and his strength is also very good. Arsenal now look much more solid and in control which I put down to Flamini who could well be one of the best value signings the Premier League has ever seen. He’s made Arsenal a hell of a lot more solid, no more easy goals conceded and he was on a free. At the moment, I’m going to say that Arsenal can’t win the league due to squad depth but if they buy another striker in January and are still in the top two by then, I may just have to change my mind.

-SJ

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October Team of the Month (BPL)

Here’s my October Team of the Month:

Manager: Mauricio Pochettino

Formation: 4-4-2

  1. Artur Boruc (Southampton)
  2. Jan Vertonghen (Tottenham)
  3. Dejan Lovren (Southampton)
  4. Winston Reid (West Ham)
  5. Jose Fonte (Southampton)
  6. Adam Lallana (Southampton)
  7. Aaron Ramsey (Arsenal)
  8. Yaya Toure (Manchester City)
  9. Oscar (Chelsea)
  10. Segio Aguero (Manchester City)
  11. Luis Suarez (Liverpool)

Subs:

  1. Asmir Begovic (Stoke)
  2. Branislav Ivanovic (Chelsea)
  3. Laurent Koscielny (Arsenal)
  4. David Silva (Manchester City)
  5. Samir Nasri (Manchester City)
  6. Adnan Januzaj (Manchester United)
  7. Daniel Sturridge (Liverpool)

Here’s the link to the squad on Futhead: http://www.futhead.com/14/squads/2225977/

-SJ

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Premier League Results and Table 9th – 10th November

Gameweek 11 – 09-10 November
09 Nov Aston Villa Aston Villa 2:0 Cardiff City Cardiff City
09 Nov Chelsea Chelsea 2:2 West Brom West Brom
09 Nov Crystal Palace Crystal Palace 0:0 Everton Everton
09 Nov Liverpool Liverpool 4:1 Fulham Fulham
09 Nov Southampton Southampton 4:1 Hull City Hull City
09 Nov Norwich Norwich 3:1 West Ham West Ham
10 Nov Tottenham Tottenham 0:1 Newcastle Newcastle
10 Nov Sunderland Sunderland 1:0 Man City Man City
10 Nov Man United Man Utd 1:0 Arsenal Arsenal
10 Nov Swansea Swansea 3:3 Stoke City Stoke City

BARCLAYS PREMIER LEAGUE TABLE 10 OCT 2013

Pos
Team
GP
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
PTS
1
Arsenal
11
8
1
2
22
10
12
25
2
Liverpool
11
7
2
2
21
10
11
23
3
Southampton
11
6
4
1
15
5
10
22
4
Chelsea
11
6
3
2
18
10
8
21
5
Man United
11
6
2
3
18
13
5
20
6
Everton
11
5
5
1
14
10
4
20
7
Tottenham
11
6
2
3
9
6
3
20
8
Man City
11
6
1
4
28
12
16
19
9
Newcastle
11
5
2
4
15
16
-1
17
10
West Brom
11
3
5
3
12
12
0
14
11
Aston Villa
11
4
2
5
11
12
-1
14
12
Hull City
11
4
2
5
9
14
-5
14
13
Swansea City
11
3
3
5
15
15
0
12
14
Cardiff City
11
3
3
5
9
15
-6
12
15
Norwich City
11
3
2
6
9
21
-12
11
16
West Ham
11
2
4
5
9
11
-2
10
17
Stoke City
11
2
4
5
10
14
-4
10
18
Fulham
11
3
1
7
10
19
-9
10
19
Sunderland
11
2
1
8
8
22
-14
7
20
Crystal Palace
11
1
1
9
6
21
-15
4

Premier League Preview: Sunday 10/11/2013

Sunday sees four absolute screamers take place with struggling to score Tottenham taking on in-form Newcastle. Relegation zone Sunderland take on under-achieving Man City. 1st place Arsenal take on 8th place Man Utd. Out-of-form Swansea host Stoke who are now playing football instead of rugby. The weekend should tell us a lot about the teams in the Premier League. Can Manchester United finally pull off a big win in the league? Will Arsenal continue their great form?Can Sunderland shock City? Can City continue their recent form to enter a Champions League spot? Can Tottenham score a goal from anywhere other than the penalty spot? Can Newcastle continue their great run? Can Swansea bounce back from Sunday’s Welsh derby? Can Stoke continue playing football on the ground? Here’s my score predictions:

  1. Tottenham 1-1 Newcastle
  2. Sunderland 1-4 Man City
  3. Man Utd 1-3 Arsenal
  4. Swansea 2-2 Stoke

Tottenham vs Newcastle will definitely be a close one. Tottenham are struggling for goals at White Hart Lane but are still looking solid defensively. Newcastle on the other hand look good on the attack and defensively. If it was at St. James’ Park, I would predict a Newcastle win but as Tottenham are at home, I predict a 1-1 draw.

Sunderland are looking better under Poyet than they did under Di Canio but I think that Manchester City will still be too good for them. City have started to look really good under Pellegrini, even though they aren’t yet in a Champions League spot, I still think they’ll win, I predict a 4-1 City win.

Manchester United may be at home but they look like a very average team this season with a few world-class players. Arsenal on the other hand look like this could be their year. Not an easy one to call but I still predict a 3-1 win to Arsenal who look astonishingly good at the moment. I must however note that I think Van Persie will score United’s goal.

Swansea look out of form and Stoke look in-form. That probably levels up the playing field. Its a close one to call and it could go either way but I think it’ll go neither way with a 2-2 draw at the Liberty Stadium.

All in all, an immense day of football to round off what should be an immense weekend of football, whatever happens, Arsenal will finish top and Sunderland and Crystal Palace will stay in the relegation zone, the rest can all change.

-SJ 

Arsenal FC vs Manchester United