PL Gameweek 1/10-1/12

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Nice Friday Afternoon start with a shorthanded West Ham visiting a shorthanded Sheffield.

Spurs/Liverpool on Saturday

Biggest implications for the table are likely from Watford/Bournemouth both in the relegation zone, but headed opposite directions recently.
 

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Outright disaster for West Ham, Fabianski has to come off 12 minutes in. As I posted in the other thread, when he plays WHU have been a top 5 side, without him bottom 3.
 

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I saw that in the West Ham thread. I’m still trying to wrap my head around how a keeper can be that valuable.
 

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I saw that in the West Ham thread. I’m still trying to wrap my head around how a keeper can be that valuable.
He's exceptional at just about everything and his replacements are terrible. He can play with the ball at his feet, they can't, he's a top shot stopper, they are not, he organizes the defense, they do not. Also a bad keeper can really damage a team's confidence
 

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And now 1-0 Sheffield as the backup keeper kicks it directly to a Blades player, creating a 2 on 0
 

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I guess I really underestimated how many goals involved players being slightly offside and handballs that led to goals in previous years.
 

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Good lord, West Ham misses a hatful of chances, then goes to essentially 10 men when Anderson was injured on a filthy tackle (only a yellow because this ref has been truly awful all night). And VAR takes a goal off on the terrible handball rule.

Edit- and for sure there is going to not be enough stoppage time
 

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The Arsenal goal had a nice series of passes (Luiz to Ozil to Lacazette to Aubameyang for the finish). In the latter days of Emery, I was convinced that Lacazette and Aubameyang couldn’t play together, but Arteta has already proven that to be a fallacy and an Emery-problem.

Ozil is again leading Arsenal on distance covered: 5.5 km.

Also, via @orbinho:

Arsenal Premier League goals scored away from home this season
9 Aubameyang
1 Martinelli, Pepe, Torreira
0 The rest
 

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Arsenal is so much better under Arteta already than Emery. I'm being overly optimistic, but I feel like the odds that Arsenal makes the CL are greater than 50%. Either via winning Europa or sneaking into the top 4.
 

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Much better from Palace so far in the second half 1-1. Unless somebody's armpit was offside or something...
 

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Nice to have PEA off for the rest of the game, but Palace always seem to play worse when they have the man advantage.
 

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If it’s an Everton-Brighton game there must be a VAR screwing. Dunk puts his arm across Walcott in the box, no foul given.
 

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Very tasty revenge for the nine goal shellacking as Southampton beat Leicestershire 2-1 .. made all the sweeter as LCFC played all nine goals on the video scoreboard before the game .. as the Southampton players were warming up. Jerks.
 

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Legit shocked to see Danny Rose in the starting eleven. I thought he was dead.
 

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Encouraged by Tanganga, but Spurs midfield is mostly non-existent. Only chance of getting ball in offensive end is if Son runs it there himself.
 
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Firmino! Not the prettiest chance of the day, but well taken.

Edit: Henderson literally stuck his neck out there to keep the ball in the box. Glad he compensated for what has been a crappy half for him.
 

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That was coming. Nice turn and shot by Firmino for the opener.

That VAR review should not have taken that long, either.
 

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If Liverpool get another goal, i say they take a player off and make it 11 v 10 to even things up.
 

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I am shocked, shocked an Eriksen/Winks midfield pairing isn’t working against Liverpool.