GWT: PL Matchday 2

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  1. robertmac43

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    7:30 am
    Arsenal v Burnley
    10:00 am:
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    Brighton v West Ham
    Everton v Watford
    Norwich v Newcastle
    Villa v Bournemouth
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    Predicting a win for Brighton tomorrow. We have managed to beat West Ham 3 out of 4 times since being promoted and the other game was a draw. We are @ home with a full squad as well and Ham has Andersen and Haller listed as doubtful
     
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    If Adrian can’t go, I hope Liverpool play Kelleher instead of Lonergan. This was always going to be a tough one with the midweek fixture but with having to do extra time and another goalie getting hurt, the hits keep on coming.

    And it’s only matchweek 2
     
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    spintheblackcircle Bye Poch

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    Spurs get a result today.

    So there.
     
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    I love this PL. Some years ago watching the "smaller" teams play each other was just boring. Now I think Brighton - WH can be a smashing game. Two attacking teams. Same with Villa and Bournemouth. Everton - Watford should also be good. And if Southampton can keep up with Liverpool that could also be interesting. The only dire team I have seen so far, in terms of style, is Newcastle closely followed by Burnley. Burnley know what they are doing though. Could see Arsenal having a tough time beating them today.

    I expect City to smash Spurs, but you never know. Spurs look lost against Villa, but this game will be completely different. Real shame Son is missing. Spurs got a lot of skill going forward, but only Son and partly Lucas that can stretch teams a bit. Lucas looked decent in pre-season, but was very poor against Villa.
     
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    Guendouzi and Ceballos, two of the weakest players in the League, as defensive midfielders against Burnley. Strange decision Emery. Hopefully it works as a 433 in game, with Willock helping them out defensively. Shocking team selection, Pepe and Torriera need the minutes ahead of Liverpool, and are obviously too good to sit on the bench.
     
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    spintheblackcircle Bye Poch

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    They dominated possession and shots more than any other PL team last week.
     
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    Sure.

    I watched the game twice. Anyone thinking Spurs were good probably haven´t.

    Villa tired in a way City never will. I was actually surprised watching the game again how little Spurs created except when Villa made huge individual errors. Of course most goals are scored after a significant error by someone, but not like this.

    And like last year Spurs continue to give away easy chances.

    Of course Spurs will never be able to dominate City the way they did with Villa. I can only hope Spurs can keep it quiet defensively and do some damage on the CA. Not impossible, but 4-0 is to me more likely than 0-1.
     
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    Santi Cazorla is a 5'5" AM/Winger and was our best player in a midfield pivot in the last decade. Don't judge a book by its cover. I'd rather have Torreira on the pitch, but we're going to have a lot of possession today so it probably wont be an issue.
     
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    World class goal Lacazette, insane strength and balance!
     
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    LACA!
     
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    Well, I do not care too much about having physical players in general, but when you have 2 extremely weak defensive midfielders, against such a physical team, it could be questioned. We should have too much quality regardless, and Ceballos is great even though he is weak
     
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    Ceballos could become such a player. Impressive movement, vision and passing so far, but looks like he needs to adjust to the tempo which is understandable. Needs to release the ball faster when outside the final third.
     
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    David Luiz will certainly help us not look as lost playing out the back.
     
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    So much quality in Dani Ceballos. Can we please keep him Real?
     
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    Arsenal still cannot defend...
     
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    Barnes wants that Golden Boot.
     
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    Poor from Ceballos, as he shouldn't have gave up the inside, but the deflection fell right to him. What are the defenders supposed to do?
     
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    Give us some VAR.
     
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    Though they weren’t at fault, really funny watching the replay and see the Sideshow Bob twins standing there as Barnes scores between them.
     
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    Not give one meter of space to an attacker in the box.

    But, yeah, the deflection was rather unlucky.
     
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    We have played very well all game, but lack a ball winning midfielder obviously. Bring on Torriera for Guendouzi and we will win this. We deserve a 3 goal lead at least.
     
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    You have 4 shots. 1-1 is fair
     
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    We have 11, and that is due to Emerys tactics of just passing the ball around waiting for an opening and not shooting. We have had 5-6 great chances that did not end with a shot.
     

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