Premier League Saturday, Gameweek 11: Open Thread

Seven matches today. No early kick-off due to teams needing more rest from the Champions League and Europa League matches in mid-week. So, instead, we have six matches being played at once at 10am, and then the late kick-off between Aston Villa and Manchester United.

Arsenal against Fulham could be a mouthwatering one depending how the Gunners react in this match. Wenger’s team is starting to lack the creative edge, while Martin Jol’s Fulham side will certainly know how to overcome Arsenal’s weaknesses while relying on the core strengths of the Cottagers. Expect Dimitar Berbatov to play a big part in this one. The former Tottenham Hotspur player doesn’t need any prodding for this one.

In the other 10am ET/3pm UK kickoffs, Everton should comfortably beat Sunderland. Or so you would think. Wigan against West Brom should be a barnstormer. Reading against Norwich will feature plenty of goals. In the Southampton versus Swansea match, the future of manager Nigel Adkins could rest on the result of this one, so expect the Saints to score against a leaky Swansea defense. The only question is whether the Swans have enough in them to fight back. As for Stoke against QPR, let’s hope this one isn’t a nil-nil.

In the late kick off, I wouldn’t underestimate Aston Villa‘s chances against Manchester United. While this Aston Villa side is nowhere near as good as in a few years past, manager Paul Lambert has them playing a very organized system that can be tough to come up against. Expect Aston Villa striker Christian Benteke to play a big part in this one. The footballer has plenty of skill and strength to cause United problems. United, meanwhile, will be without Nani and possibly Jonny Evans due to injury. In reality, that injury news is a blessing in disguise since I don’t rate either player in their current form.

You know the drill. Join in the conversations in the comments section below before, during and after the matches.

Have a wonderful Saturday!

40 thoughts on “Premier League Saturday, Gameweek 11: Open Thread”

    1. Yeah not cool, tomorrow’s game is @5am PST wtf, not happy with that, horrible scheduling.

      I’m surprised the derby is so early, that would normaly be the later game.

  1. Everton playing s 4-2-3-1 at home…. So defensive…Fire the manager!!! Play 4-4-2 Aarrrggggghhhh disaster… Oh wait its not AVB… Oh in that case we won’t comment– stupid pundits.

      1. I flicked between the 2, yeah I’m gutted too, they won the league and that seeding meant for some reason they were unprepared, terrible defending.


    1. Ha! I’m resisting… At least until after the game tomorrow, don’t want to tempt the universe too much before a game I’m hoping we can get something out of.

      It’s difficult, there are so many things that could be said too!

      (Woot! At Last second i snuck in some snark)

    1. Give it some time I’m sure he will give us his thoughts on Le Arse at some point. You know how much he loves those other small London clubs

  2. Sir Alex Ferguson, please retire soon! All because of you and your epic management, I never have any hope for teams that come up against your team. So please, while I respect you a lot, I really want you to leave the club soon!

    For now, I can only wish for a Villa stalemate at best.

  3. Hold on, don’t get too happy yet. Anything can still happen.

    Dear Lord, please help Aston Villa now. May their defense remain resolute for the rest of the game and if possible, help them to score another goal too. I know teams like this deserve a chance as well sometimes and I hope it’s in Your will to help them this time. This I pray, in Jesus’ name, Amen.

  4. Well, that’s too bad, sometimes things just aren’t meant to happen. Sad thing is, this situation has been taking place so many times i the recent past already.

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