Soccer

EPL Kick Fix: Matchday 13

The EPL is finally back. With what seemed like the eight international break this month coming to an end, we finally get club soccer back. More soccer actually happens during the break, but it always seems like so much less. Thankfully, we get the EPL and Champions League back this week. Keep an eye out for an article about why I hate the International Break so much.
Either way, big week for the EPL and especially my Spurs.

Tottenham vs. Chelsea– 3:1
Kane and Alli start us off right by both having goals in the first 20 minutes. Both goals assisted by Erikson who had his best game in a while. See what happens when we play our best players against the best teams? Take notes Pochettino. After a very exciting start, there was a serious lull in the middle of the game. This was brought to an end when some wanker from Chelsea tried to keep up with Son on a breakaway. Poor sap never had a chance. There was one more line of defense on this play, David Luiz A.K.A. The Big Useless. He did absolutely nothing as Son put away an easy goal. Finally some changes are made to the Chelsea line up and Giroud scores their only goal all but too late. Depending on who you ask, Chelsea should have won this game. If you ask smart people though, Spurs ran away with it. Great result to put us in the top 3 of the table.

Manchester City vs. West Ham United– 4:0
Not a whole lot to talk about here. Again, just your normal, weekly domination from Man City. Is blowing out every team even fun for the fans anymore? I’m sure it is, but City will get their fair chance at close games when they underachieve in Champions League yet again.

Liverpool vs. Watford– 3:0
Just like the Man City match, this one was pretty cut and dry. Liverpool came, saw, and conquered from start to finish. Salah added another goal in his defense of the Golden Boot which I fully expect. Alexander-Arnold put away an amazing free kick from well outside the box which made my jaw drop. Firmino added insult to injury with the final goal in the 89″. The part of this game I loved the most, though, was when Jordan Henderson was sent off for his second yellow. He made his wild tackle and instead of pleading his case, he just showed himself the door. I am not sure if he even looked at the official. 

Manchester United vs. Crystal Palace– 0:0
Manchester United is 7th in the most recent EPL Table and this did not help at all. Right now, Man U wouldn’t even get into Europa League. I find that hilarious. If they want to get over this hump and start resolving the plethora of problems they have, then they need to start winning games especially against bottom table teams. Personally, I hope they keep drawing and losing. More room for Spurs up top.

Arsenal vs. Bournemouth– 2:1
Good win for the Gunners. I don’t have too terribly much to say about this game except for one goal. It was by Bournemouth, but into their own goal. Lerma was trying to block a cross or something and ended up landing the perfect strike into his own upper corner. Gotta hand it to Arsenal, they really let the other team give them this game.

Weekly Awards:
Bloke of the Week: David Luiz (Chelsea)- watched and/or stood still while Tottenham scored three goals on him. He was in the vicinity of all three and definitely should have had more of a say in them. This is why I have dubbed him “The Big Useless” and Bloke of the Week.
Brilliant Lad: Christian Erikson (Tottenham)- Best game he has had in a while. Had two assists in a very important win for Spurs. Moves into sole possession of third place and only 5 points behind the leader, Man City.
Absolute Firecracker: Tie between Jefferson Lerma (Bournemouth) for his Own Goal and Trent Alexander-Arnold (Liverpool) for his beautiful free kick.

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