A better GW this week, but it still wasn’t the best! Personally I’m having a bloody hard time registering any clean sheets at all, but thanks to a few goals from Berbatov I was above the average for the first time since about September. Really quick review this week, am juggling exams and work!
Arsenal v Fulham
Wenger must be pissed. His team finally look like winning a game, and they go and throw it away. Schwarzer pitched in with a penalty save to relieve owners who started him, while Giroud finally showed why he scored the most goals in Ligue 1 last year, grabbing a couple and looking sharp. Berbatov netted two and assisted one, and has definitely secured penalties… LOCK!
Everton v Sunderland
Johnson finally netted for Sunderland, and became their second top scorer for the season- tied with Demba Ba….. But the main talking spot was Fellaini. The man is amazing… I mean, he is unplayable at the moment. He is almost becoming a must have…but I’m 60% sure he will be moving on in January to greener pastures- will he have the same effect for Chelsea or Man City? Jelavic scored a poachers goal as only he can, ending a four game scoreless streak for him.
Reading v Norwich
Southampton v Swansea
In what looked like being a free-flowing, high scoring game, you would have been forgiven for locking in Michu as your captain. It was a scrap really, with Dyer levelling things up after Schneiderlin‘s improvised header. Both teams are looking bereft of any confidence. I would be seriously considering Michu to Fellaini asap!
Stoke v QPR
Was this result any going to be any different? 1-0 seems to be the only way Stoke wins, this time with Adam notching his first. Crouch‘s stocks are dropping every week, and given that they only score one goal per game, you would have to put him in the same boat as Fletcher and give him his marching orders. Shawcross provided some relief for his owners with a solid 9 points (w 3 BP).
West Brom v Wigan
West Brom are a quality side this year. Clarke has them playing some very disciplined football. Morrison overcame injury to nod home, before Kone showed why his stocks should raise significantly higher than they have.
Aston Villa v Man United
Man U did what only Man U can do. And that smug prick Hernandez was the reason. 2 goals and 1 assist later (the second was counted as an own goal), Man United have emerged with another win they didn’t deserve. Weimann has been playing well lately, and returned a well earnt brace, while Benteke chipped in with an assist. It’s hard to see how SAF can keep him on the bench any longer…
Man City v Tottenham
Tottenham went ahead through a Caulker corker and a Hart howler. Aguero then equalised before that man Dzeko came on and won another game off his own boot. Watching Man City is getting to be like watching the NBA- All you have to do is watch the last 5 minutes. Man City jump to 2nd while AVB will suffer scrutiny for benching Defoe in favour of Adebayor after the former’s hattrick midweek.
Newcastle v West Ham
Earnt myself a cheeky 80 bucks from guessing the scoreline for this one. Newcastle peppered Jaasekaleinen but just couldn’t find a way through. The Hammers captain Nolan again scored… continuing his rich vein of form. I personally can’t remember a midfielder that gets into such dangerous positions, how he was in the championship last year is beyond me. A diamond.
Chelsea v Liverpool
The less said about this the better. Chelsea went up from a Terry thump at the near post, before he was stretchered off with suspected ligament damage in his knee. Mata missed a golden chance, before that tremendously sincere* Uruguayan nodded them level. Liverpool could have snatched the win late if it weren’t for a few moments of Cech magic. Chelsea will be disappointed after spurning chance after chance, and taking their tally to just 2 points from 3 games. November nausea has set in again folks.
*By this I mean that little oxygen thief.
Lord: Jaaskelainen, Berbatov
Loser: Rooney, Torres, Hazard.
Trades: Already made Rooney > RVP, Torres > Kone.
Vent: For the umpteenth week in a row my captain scored 2… time for RVP to relieve the pain.
Well that does it from me, let me know how you went below. Apologies again for being slack these last few days… Two more days and I’ll be giving you more!