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Premier League Sunday, Gameweek 31: Open Thread

andy carroll1 Premier League Sunday, Gameweek 31: Open Thread

If Fernando Torres can do it, why can’t Andy Carroll?

Newcastle United host Liverpool in the early Sunday kickoff in a match that will see the return of Andy Carroll to the hallowed pitch at St. James’ Park. It’ll be interesting to see what the reaction is to Carroll and Enrique from the Geordies. Here are the players who will start the match:

Liverpool starting 11: Reina, Flanagan, Carragher, Skrtel, Enrique, Gerrard, Spearing, Shelvey, Suarez, Carroll, Bellamy

Newcastle starting 11: Krul; Simpson, Williamson, Perch, Gutierrez; Guthrie, Tiote, Cabaye, Ben Arfa; Ba, Cisse.

Later, in the 11am ET/4pm UK kick-off, Tottenham Hotspur hosts Swansea City at White Hart Lane. With Arsenal slipping up yesterday, Spurs has a chance to move back in third position if they can score four unanswered goals against Swansea today. Meanwhile, Brendan Rodgers will want his Swansea side to give an impressive performance today after last week’s disappointing loss against a thoroughly deserving Everton side.

Today promises to feature two entertaining games.

Before, during and after today’s Premier League games, post your observations, questions, rants and raves in the comments section below.


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Founder and publisher of World Soccer Talk, Christopher Harris is the managing editor of the site. He has been interviewed by The New York Times, The Guardian and several other publications. Plus he has made appearances on NPR, BBC World, CBC, BBC Five Live, talkSPORT and beIN SPORT. Harris, who has lived in Florida since 1984, has supported Swansea City since 1979. He's also an expert on soccer in South Florida, and got engaged during half-time of a MLS game. Harris launched EPL Talk in 2005, which was rebranded as World Soccer Talk in 2013.
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