Monday, March 16, 2015

EPL Week 27

Man Utd vs Spurs: The first of the tough games in March for the Red Devils and it did not come easy at this time, esp having lost to Arsenal in the FA Cup and Spurs are in form. A must win for the Red Devils in the fight for CL places. It is another disappointing and trophy-less year for the Red Devils.
3-0 : This is one of the few times that lots of 'positives' came out of the Red Devils display. Everything was perfect, Fellaini was not criticized, Mata started and influenced, there was an all round attacking down, and next up will be Liverpool at Anfield next Sunday. Will Van Gaal dare to adopt such formation again?

Arsenal vs West Ham : the Gunners are in a new high after dispatching off the Red Devils in the FA Cup Qfinals. Sam Allardyce side will not be able to compete.
3-0: No problem with the win as Allardyce team is in a free fall after early season surge up the table. Seemed that the Hammers are satisfied with where they are now... No relegation worries. Arsene Wenger said that his team is a 'different team during the run-ins'. They knew how to collect the third prize.....Arsenal can now go to Monaco in the CL next week to turn their 3-1 defeat around. Can they?

Chelsea vs Southampton: Jose Mourinho said that he will 'not cry' after the extra time loss to PSG in extra time, on way goals, in the CL qfinal. The Blues were leading 2-1, and 3-2 aggregate, against 10 men, with six minutes of extra time to go before Thiago Silva scored to knock them out.
It will business as usual when they meet high flying Soton.
1-1: wrong! It was not business as usual when the Saints achieved a worthy draw at Stamford Bridge. However, the Blues are still ahead, by 6 points with a game in hand over 2nd place Man City.

Burnley vs Man City: After holding the Citizens to a draw at Etihad earlier in the season, the Clarets once again stunned their opponents by winning with a second half goal despite being dominated
(71% possession and 21 goal efforts by City). It seemed that Pelligrini side is losing steam already and they may yet be knocked out by Barcelona in the CL next week. The repercussion of this defeat will not be known until Sunday when Chelsea, with 2 games in hand, plays. Once again , Jose Mourinho is smiling widely with this early result, the title is for him to lose with 9 games to play.

Swansea vs Liverpool: 'We're high on confidence, we have the momentum' said Jordan Henderson, the Liverpool captain after their lucky 1-0 win at Swansea. The Reds are really flying at this moment with their 6th successive clean sheet away from home in the Premier league. No wonder they are anticipating a triumph over the Red Devils at Anfield on Sunday. That will be the game to decide CL football though there are 8 more games to go after that. The fiercest rivalry is ignited once again....

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