Three matches are on deck today, and each of them have the potential to be memorable for several different reasons.
The early kick-off today is Manchester City against Tottenham Hotspur. Last season’s match between these two at the Etihad Stadium was an instant classic, which featured two very cruel blows for Spurs — the fierce tackle by Nigel de Jong, and the last gasp miss by Jermain Defoe. If Defoe had gotten his foot on the ball, it could have been Tottenham we were talking about last season as Premier League title contenders.
As for City, they don’t need any more pressure than what they already have on the backs of their players and manager. So, it’s imperative that the team puts in a good performance to try to mend the obvious friction between the footballers and manager.
The second match of the day is Newcastle United versus West Ham United, which is a homecoming for Sam Allardyce, Kevin Nolan and Andy Carroll.
And then last but not least, Chelsea plays Liverpool in the last match of the day. After drawing Swansea in the league last week, can Chelsea bounce back? And what type of game will former Liverpool striker Fernando Torres have? This one should be an eyeopener, for sure.
Before, during and after today’s match, post your rants, raves, observations and questions in the comments section below as you follow along with the matches.