The EFL Trophy is not the highly regarded competition that some would hope it to be. It would be fair to say that the vast majority of club have little interest in the competition, and would rather rest players ahead of their next league game rather than risk them by playing in this. This outlook from the teams involved makes betting on the competition tough, you don’t really know who is going to take it seriously and the kind of teams we will see on the field,
Premier League football is back in our lives this weekend, and it kind of goes without saying that the biggest game over the next few days will be taking place at the Emirates. Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur are set to go head to head, with three pretty important points being up for grabs. The fixture, dubbed the North London derby, is being contested at a time in which both teams have a lot going on.
The Premier League returns this weekend for another full set of fixtures, with one of the most intriguing being set to take place at Turf Moor up in Lancashire. Burnley will be going head to head with European champions Liverpool, in what should be a really entertaining clash of styles. Both sides are currently preparing for their schedules to get a little bit busier over the course of the next few weeks, but it truly does feel like they’re both more than ready for the challenges that come with a more intimidating schedule.
Fulham head to Cardiff on Friday night for a game that puts together two clubs who were relegated from the Premier League last season. I don’t think either team will be upset with how they have started, but it is fair to say we have only really seen glimpses from them, there is a lot more to come, especially in the case of Fulham. The Cottagers have managed to keep together most of their squad from last season,
Sheffield Wednesday have made a good start to life in the Championship this season, with three victories and two defeats from their first five games. Although beaten away at Preston at the weekend, this has been a good spell for The Owls. Attention must now change focus though for a short while to the EFL Cup, where they face League One club Rotherham, who are also a local rival, being just a short drive away.
The EFL Cup can often be a very tricky competition for punters to get right due to the amount of changes the teams competing make to their starting eleven’s. When Aston Villa travel to Crewe on Tuesday night they are expected to change much of their starting eleven from the team that beat Everton on Friday night, but that doesn’t look like it will be a problem for them.
Villa were promoted from the Championship last season through the playoffs and have spent a lot of money this summer in an attempt to stay there.
This weekend’s Premier League action kicked off with Aston Villa vs Everton last night, and while there is a whole host of great matches to look forward to on the Saturday, we’re looking ahead to one of the more intriguing encounters of this matchday: Tottenham Hotspur vs Newcastle United. This was once considered to be a battle of the giants within the landscape of English football, but over the years Spurs have been able to thrive whereas Newcastle have gone through one of the darkest periods of their recent history –
The Premier League will return this evening when Aston Villa go head to head with Everton at Villa Park, but the biggest game of the weekend is easily the one that is taking place in the red half of Merseyside as Liverpool go up against Arsenal. After just two games of the season these teams are the only ones left with a 100% record, and while that may not say a lot at such an early stage,
The Premier League weekend begins on Friday this week, with Everton travelling to face newly promoted Aston Villa. It has been a solid start for The Toffees, with a draw on the opening day of the season followed up by a win last weekend. However, it is fair to say they have been far from their best so far, but as they have plenty of experience in their squad, they have been able to pick up points despite not quite clicking.
Of the three teams that were relegated from the Premier League to the Championship last season, Fulham were the ones who were expected to mount the best challenge for a quick return. An away trip to former League One side Barnsley on the opening day was an awakening to The Cottagers of just how tough this league is but since then they have performed very well and appear to be finding their feet in this division now.
After another frantic weekend of Premier League action, it’s time to turn our attention towards Monday Night Football as Wolverhampton Wanderers go head to head with Manchester United. These two historic clubs within English football have met many, many times over the years, and while United have historically been more successful, Wolves were able to beat United twice in a matter of weeks last season. That may not be relevant to tomorrow night’s game, but either way,
The Premier League returns this weekend as both Chelsea and Leicester City look for their first win of the new campaign. It looks like one of the most intriguing matches of the weekend, with both sides looking to finish in the top eight. Both clubs are working under new regimes in one way or another, with Brendan Rodgers enjoying his first full season in charge whereas Frank Lampard finally takes charge of the club that put him on the map.