Saturday, August 29, 2009

EPL Review

To start off, I would like to apologize for the recent lack of posts as I was on vacation in the south of France. Speaking of the French, Arsene Wenger was sent off today in the clash between Manchester United and the Gunners. Wenger was upset that Robin van Persie's stoppage time goal was dis-allowed. In my opinion, he made an absolute fool of himself by standing there watching the remainder of the game. Anyway, the results this season have shown that this season could be very unpredicting. Chelsea and Tottenham are tied atop the table, Chelsea leading by goal difference.

Didier Drogba... Is this His Season?
Didier Drogba has scored three goals in four games for the blues this season, who look very strong. A big question at Stamford Bridge this year is if Chelsea have the depth to win the title. Drogba and Anelka look strong at the front, combining for four goals in four games. The midfield is always strong with Lampard, Malouda, Ballack, Deco, Mikel, and others. But the big question this year is the defense. It has proved to be solid so far this year, only aloowig two goals in four games, but can they hold together?

Surprise Contender in Top 10
The surprise team who will finish in the top 10 this year is Sunderland. Even though thay lost 1-0 to Stoke today, they still look like a strong team. I'm not saying that Sunderland is going to make Europe, but they won't be struggling to survive in this league. With a strike force of Darren Bent and Kenwyne Jones, and a midfield which includes Lee Cattermole, Steed Malbranque, and Kieran Richardson, Sunderland could be in business.

Surprise Relegation Contender
Fulham has a good chance of going down this year. Although they finished mid- table last year, I don't think they have a strong enough midfield. I like Fulham's team, but I just don;t think it will be a good year for them.

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