Finally we get back to the light and shining Premier League. The international break really threw me into a funk and this week has been miserable. Yet here we are, it’s back! I can smile again. HUUUUUUUUGE games this week, for Water Cooler Sports rivalries and actual Premier League ones as well.
SPARKNOTES: Game of the week Liverpool v. Everton; Big Fudge loses money; Arsene in.
Liverpool v. Everton
This is an amazing way to kick of the weekend. Love the Merseyside Derby. Big rivalry game here and it has big implications for who finishes Top 4. Liverpool because they are home and have played extremely well against the best teams this year should come away with 3 points. Liverpool 2-1.
Chelsea v. Crystal Palace
Stamford Bridge, 10:00am
Hahahahaha, no contest. This game will be a blow out. The Blues will put on a glorious show and Big Fudge will then be forced to buy me beer. Chelsea 3-0 (maybe 90-0).
Manchester United v. West Brom
Old Trafford, 10:00am
Things have been going to well for United lately. Zlatan has been scoring, they moved out of 6th place, Mourinho hasn’t gotten fined. I predict a collapse. 2-1 West Brom.
Leicester v. Stoke
King Power, 10:00am
Okay, THIS time I’ll get it right. Leicester the most unpredictable team in soccer wins. Since the sacking of the beloved Ranieri, the Foxes have been on fire. 2-0 Leicester.
Watford v. Sunderland
Vicarage Road, 10:00am
Sunderland is almost a 100% lock to get kicked out of the top flight. Watford is looking to keep themselves safe. Watford will fight in an ugly game but only scrape a point. 1-1 tie.
Burnley v. Tottenham
Turf Moor, 10:00am
I really love this stadium’s name. Turf Moor, just classic. Hate to report this but Sp*rs win this one. Most likely it won’t even be a contest. 3-0 Sp*rs.
Hull City v. West Ham
Hammers should pull this one off. After a pretty rough spell, West Ham will be looking to elevate themselves back to the top 10. 1-0 West Ham.
Southampton v. Bournemouth
Bournemouth’s manager just won Manager of the Month and will be looking to prove he deserved it. St. Mary’s will choke nicely leaving some glaring defensive holes. 2-0 Bournemouth.
Swansea v. Middlesbrough
This is a brutal matchup. Two of the worst teams at the moment. I’m planning on being too hungover to care. I’m gonna give the edge to Middlesbrough, because Swansea has yet to defend this year. 2-1 Middlesbrough.
Arsenal v. Manchester City
This is an electric, big time game here. Great players, a lot of pride to play for here. If Arsenal loses, Sanchez goes to Chelsea in the summer. However, if they win, Arsene keeps his job for life. City has an incredible amount of firepower and I truly believe they will be going crazy. 3-2 City.
Fridays are for Futbol,