Premier League Preview: Saturday 09/11/2013

This Saturday may be overshadowed by the games that take place on Sunday but there’s still some real crackers in there. Cardiff travel to Aston Villa, West Brom travel to Chelsea, Crystal Palace will host Everton while Fulham travel to Anfield to face a strong Liverpool side, Southampton host Hull whilst West Ham travel to Norwich for the only televised match of the day. All games kick off at 15:00 GMT other than Norwich vs West Ham which kicks off at 17:30 GMT. My predictions for the games are:

  1. Aston Villa 2-0 Cardiff.
  2. Chelsea 4-0 West Brom
  3. Crystal Palace 1-0 Everton
  4. Liverpool 4-1 Fulham
  5. Southampton 3-1 Hull
  6. Norwich 1-2 West Ham

I don’t see Aston Villa losing at home to Cardiff even though they’ve lost Weimann to injury. Chelsea look much more confident and are finding it easier to score now, I see them comfortably beating West Brom who are struggling for goals. Crystal Palace will definitely be the underdogs when they host Everton but I see an upset on the cards, with Palace’s fans behind their team making some noise, it could be possible. Liverpool looked nervy in defense against Arsenal but I think they will bounce back with Sturridge and Suarez sharing the goals equally, I predict a 4-1 win for Liverpool. Southampton may have lost to Sunderland in the Capital One Cup during the week but they still look a good side and I just can’t see Hull pulling that one off. Norwich lost 7-0 to Man City last weekend and I think they’re poor run will continue, at least the scoreline wont look as bad though.

All in all, this Premier League Weekend could tell us a lot about where some teams are and we have six nice games to kick it off. I for one know that I’ll be watching Match of the Day tomorrow.

-SJ

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Premier League Results and Table 19th-21st October

Gameweek 8 – 19-21 October
19 Oct 12:45 Newcastle Newcastle 2:2 Liverpool Liverpool
19 Oct 15:00 Arsenal Arsenal 4:1 Norwich Norwich
19 Oct 15:00 Chelsea Chelsea 4:1 Cardiff City Cardiff City
19 Oct 15:00 Everton Everton 2:1 Hull City Hull City
19 Oct 15:00 Man Utd Man Utd 1:1 Southampton Southampton
19 Oct 15:00 Stoke City Stoke City 0:0 West Brom West Brom
19 Oct 15:00 Swansea Swansea 4:0 Sunderland Sunderland
19 Oct 17:30 West Ham West Ham 1:3 Man City Man City
20 Oct 16:00 Aston Villa Aston Villa 0:2 Tottenham Tottenham
21 Oct 20:00 Crystal Palace Crystal Palace 1:4 Fulham Fulham

BARCLAYS PREMIER LEAGUE TABLE 21 OCT 2013

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

Gameweek 8 – 19 Oct 11:30
19 Oct 12:45 Newcastle Newcastle v Liverpool Liverpool
19 Oct 15:00 Arsenal Arsenal v Norwich Norwich
19 Oct 15:00 Chelsea Chelsea v Cardiff City Cardiff City
19 Oct 15:00 Everton Everton v Hull City Hull City
19 Oct 15:00 Man Utd Man Utd v Southampton Southampton
19 Oct 15:00 Stoke City Stoke City v West Brom West Brom
19 Oct 15:00 Swansea Swansea v Sunderland Sunderland
19 Oct 17:30 West Ham West Ham v Man City Man City
20 Oct 16:00 Aston Villa Aston Villa v Tottenham Tottenham
21 Oct 20:00 Crystal Palace Crystal Palace v Fulham Fulham

Premier League Team of the Month-September

Formation: 4-5-1

Manager: Arsene Wenger

         Mignolet

      Coleman       Agger         Reid        Baines

Ben Arfa      Toure    Ramsey     Eriksen     Sigurdsson

        Sturridge

 

Subs: Lloris     Evra     Koscielny     Hazard     Ozil     Barkley     Rooney

In Form player- Aaron Ramsey

Here’s the FUThead link for the team: http://www.futhead.com/14/squads/1067339/

-SJ

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Gus Poyet appointed as Sunderland new Head Coach

Gus Poyet has signed a three-year deal to become Sunderland head coach

Just over two weeks after Paolo Di Canio’s sacking as Sunderland manager, former Brighton manager Gus Poyet has been named as Di Canio’s successor as head coach of Sunderland. The Black Cats sit rock bottom at the foot of the Premier League table and have only 1 point from 7 games this season. Poyet will hope to bring back Sunderland’s form, and rebuild their hopes of staying up this season.

Speaking to the club website, Poyet said: “I look forward to proving my ability to the fans – I want them to believe because we need to stick together.”

“I think the key behind my strong home record at Brighton was the connection with the fans – I can see that here,” added the 45 year old Uruguayan.

Poyet’s only previous managerial role was a four-year spell at second-tier Brighton and Hove Albion but he was sacked as manager in June earlier this year.

Although Di Canio similarly had no top-flight coaching experience when he was appointed in March, Poyet rejected comparisons between the two men saying: “The time of Paolo has come to an end and it is time to move forward,”

“We are all different. You cannot compare me to anyone. I am not better or worse, I am different. I don’t want to be compared to anyone, even the best. It is not right.”

Poyet becomes Sunderland’s sixth permanent head coach in less than five years and he will also be the first Uruguayan to manage a team in the Premier League.

He first came to England as a player in 1997, joining Chelsea from Real Zaragoza and winning the FA Cup, the now defunct UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup, and the UEFA Super Cup, before spending three years at Tottenham Hotspur.

A goalscoring midfielder, he also played for Uruguay 26 times and was a member of the team that triumphed at the 1995 Copa America.

His managerial experience is limited to his time at Brighton but during that spell he led the south coast club to promotion from third-tier League One in 2011 before guiding them to the Championship play-offs last season.

He has also worked as a coach at Swindon Town, Leeds United and Spurs.

Poyet will be joined at the Stadium of Light by his former Brighton colleagues Mauricio Taricco and Charlie Oatway, and will work in conjunction with Sunderland director of football Roberto De Fanti.

Poyet’s first game in charge of the Black Cats will be a tough away match against Swansea.

Premier League Results and Table 05-06 October

Gameweek 7 – 05 Oct 11:30
05 Oct 12:45 Man City Man City 3:1 Everton Everton
05 Oct 15:00 Cardiff City Cardiff City 1:2 Newcastle Newcastle
05 Oct 15:00 Fulham Fulham 1:0 Stoke City Stoke City
05 Oct 15:00 Hull City Hull City 0:0 Aston Villa Aston Villa
05 Oct 15:00 Liverpool Liverpool 3:1 Crystal Palace Crystal Palace
05 Oct 17:30 Sunderland Sunderland 1:2 Man Utd Man Utd
06 Oct 13:30 Norwich Norwich 1:3 Chelsea Chelsea
06 Oct 13:30 Southampton Southampton 2:0 Swansea Swansea
06 Oct 16:00 Tottenham Tottenham 0:3 West Ham West Ham
06 Oct 16:00 West Brom West Brom 1:1 Arsenal Arsenal

BARCLAYS PREMIER LEAGUE TABLE 6th OCTOBER

Pos
Team
GP
W
D
L
GF
GA
PTS
1
7
5
1
1
14
8
16
2
7
5
1
1
11
5
16
3
7
4
2
1
10
4
14
4
7
4
2
1
7
2
14
5
7
4
1
2
17
8
13
6
7
4
1
2
6
5
13
7
7
3
3
1
10
9
12
8
7
3
2
2
6
7
11
9
7
3
1
3
10
9
10
10
7
3
1
3
9
8
10
11
7
3
1
3
9
12
10
12
7
2
3
2
7
6
9
13
7
2
2
3
7
5
8
14
7
2
2
3
7
9
8
15
7
2
1
4
8
11
7
16
7
2
1
4
4
7
7
17
7
2
1
4
5
9
7
18
7
2
1
4
5
9
7
19
7
1
0
6
5
13
3
20
7
0
1
6
5
16
1

Premier League Results and Table 29/09/13

Results

Gameweek 6 – 29 September 2013

29 Sep 13:30 Stoke City Stoke City 0:1 Norwich Norwich
29 Sep 16:00 Sunderland Sunderland 1:3 Liverpool Liverpool

 

 

 

 

 

Barclays Premier League Table 29 September

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