EPL Week 2 Game Thread: Waiting For Monday

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Sat., Aug. 23 7:45 a.m. Aston Villa Newcastle NBCSN
Sat., Aug. 23 10 a.m. Chelsea Leicester City TBD, mun2
Sat., Aug. 23 10 a.m. Crystal Palace West Ham TBD
Sat., Aug. 23 10 a.m. Southampton West Brom TBD
Sat., Aug. 23 10 a.m. Swansea City Burnley TBD
Sat., Aug. 23 12:30 p.m. Everton Arsenal NBC, mun2

Sun., Aug. 24 8:30 a.m. Tottenham Queens Park Rangers CNBC
Sun., Aug. 24 8:30 a.n. Hull City Stoke City Extra Time
Sun., Aug. 24 11 a.m. Sunderland Man United NBCSN, Telemundo

Mon., Aug 25 3 p.m. Man City Liverpool NBCSN, mun2
 
Not a terrific slate on Saturday, although the Everton-Arsenal match should be good viewing. 
 
But the real gem is Monday at 3PM EST, when Defending League Champions Manchester "Oil Money" City takes on the Liverpool Slippers at Oil Money Stadium. 
 
But up first is that classic Aston Villa (TEAL - HELL YES!) and Newcastle matchup, featuring new USA #1 Brad Guzan vs. Fat Midfielder and the Foot Locker employees. 
 

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The last 20 minutes of this game have been pretty bizarre.
 

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Palace is bad really really bad.
2 goals allowed to West Ham at home in a half is not good.
 

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cshea said:
Crazy action to start the Chelsea/Leicester 2nd half. 
This keeper for Leicester has made some impressive saves, but Courtois' might have been the best.
 

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Pienaar broke down; Osman on in the 9th.
 
EDIT: Not sure what happened injury wise.
 

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Coleman heads in for Everton. Awful defending from Arsenal. Nobody marked Barry who played the cross, no one marked Lukaku or Coleman, who were both onside.
 

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Luis Taint said:
Please get a Striker
Mind elaborating for a newbie? I know they acquired Sanchez this offseason, and I was under the impression he was a very good striker. Do they need another striker to help him up top?
 

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For me Sanchez is undersized for the role of Striker. I want someone like Lukaku,Balotelli, Falcao or Cavani.
 

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cshea said:
To my untrained eye, Arsenal's defense seems to be the problem. 
Agreed, there seemed to be a lot of breakaways with Arsenal loading up offensive side of the field. They finally got burned with Lukaku and Naismith there.
 

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We could have had either Balotelli or Lukaku. It's not like they went for extreme amounts of money.
 

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Balotelli maybe...but again the jury is out on how good he'll be in the BPL again.
 
 
Lukaku?  Do you really think Chelsea would have sold to Arsenal?
 

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I can't remember exactly how loans work. But when you have a player on loan don't you get the first option to buy? If so, Arsenal never had the chance to buy Lukaku.