Saturday, 25 August 2012

Kick off.

This year the Premier League celebrates its second decade and there was certainly cause for celebration after some big scoring opening encounters. Memories flooded back to Manchester City's nail biting historic victory at the end of last season after witnessing their thrilling win over newly promoted side Southampton.
However not all the "bigger" clubs got off to winning ways with Sir Alex's team not out the starting blocks, newly appointed Rodgers off to a horrible start at Anfield and Reading causing Champion League winners Chelsea a mild mid-week scare. With just under a week to go until the summer transfer window closes it will be interesting to see what new signings are quick off the mark and perhaps the most anticipated action of all coming from the beast himself, Andy Carroll.
So here are the fixtures as they stand for the weekend along with my predictions:

Saturday 25th

Swansea vs. West Ham: A definite feel good factor around East London at the moment but Welsh side on a high from first game thrashing. 2-0 Swansea.
Aston Villa vs. Everton: Two Scottish managers go head to head (not rare for the PL I may add)! Most played fixture with Villa edging by two wins. 2-1 Everton.
Man Utd vs. Fulham: Possible debut back to back wins on the cards for Fulham in top flight but RVP set to start for the Reds. 3-2 Man U.
Norwich vs. QPR: Humping for Hughes side in opener and funnily enough a 5-0 defeat for the Canaries too- whose going to come out on top? 1-0 QPR.
Southampton vs. Wigan Both tough games so far for clubs, needed points on the board for both sides. 1-1.
Sunderland vs. Reading Biggest transfer from yesterday for Steven Fletcher so lets see if striker can deliver. This is a tough call. 3-1 Sunderland.
Tottenham vs. West Brom Great win for WBA but narrow defeat for Villa Boas side. 2-1 Spurs.
Chelsea vs. Newcastle Terry most likely out with neck injury but team sitting top of table. 2-0 Chelsea.

Sunday 26th

Stoke vs. Arsenal Must win for Gunners 2-2.
Liverpool vs. Man City Crucial for Liverpool to build on last weekend performance and last time Balotelli played at Anflied was sent off after 18 minutes yikes! 2-1 Man City.

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