Saturday, December 22, 2007

Season starts tonight!

Manchester United was given an exciting draw with Lyons in the Champions League last night. Trust me, it should be extremely interesting for Lyons ain't no walkover.

On the premiership front, both Manchester United and Arsenal won.

Chelsea lost the game the minute John Terry went off after a ruthless and extremely nasty tackle from Eboue. He should have been send off for it! He's terrible. A gangster on the football pitch!

In the earlier match, in my opinion, Rafa lost the plot again, handing the match to United on a platter. Rafa started on a much disguised 4-4-2 formation but it was clearly that it wasn't a 4-4-2 formation. Why does Rafa likes NOT to play to his team strength? Does he even know who is his strongest team? Kyut started alongside with Torress but Kyut was lost in the midfield. And the two wide players, were no where to be seen. And Liverpool ended playing way too narrow, right down the middle. With Anderson and Hargreaves giving extra cover to Rio and Vidic, Liverpool despite all the possession was choked right down the throat.

This weekend, Arsenal host Tottenham and United host Everton.

Arsenal should win but I am feeling strong vibes from Spurs. Spurs have kept 2 consecutive clean sheets and are playing much, much better under Juande Ramos. So I do not expect Spurs to get thrashed or whacked. Worse case, they might lose by an odd goal to Arsenal. In fact, it would not surprise me, if Spurs gets a result.

Manchester United, on the other hand host, Everton on Sunday. This is going to massive match for United. Everton is on form and they are on an amazing 13 match unbeaten form in all competition. Moyes had rested Horward, Yakubu, Arteta, Cahill and Yobo in their midweek clash against AZ Alkmar in the UEFA Cup. Two key players are Arteta and Yakubu. It's so important to see how Arteta would fare against Anderson and Hargreaves. If Arteta is contained, Everton would be contained. And that should nullify the deadly Yak attack for Yakubu has always played well against Man United in the past.

A 2-0 victory for United?

And on the side note, my most impressive player so far this season for United is Anderson. For his age his performance against Liverpool last week, was simply beyond comparison. Truly awesome! And it was great to see players like Ronaldo acknowledging his potential. (
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