Hello and happy Saturday from a wet and miserable Dublin. I’m writing this much later than I would have liked, so it’s going to be a quick one, I think. As I write this, we’re only half an hour away from the Bournemouth vs Liverpool game. The game will be well underway by the time I post it, though. But that doesn’t matter, does it? Maybe it does, maybe it doesn’t. Who knows.
Anyway, Bournemouth vs Liverpool. That could be a very good game. Liverpool will obviously be favourites, but Bournemouth can’t be written off. They’ve been extremely impressive this season, even if they have had a dodgy patch lately. That’s mainly because their fixtures have been extremely difficult, though. They’re currently seventh in the table, which they’ll obviously be absolutely delighted with. And they’ve managed to take quite a few points from Liverpool in the past, so they’ll have a bit of confidence from that.
Liverpool need to keep winning to keep pace with Manchester City at the top of the table. They even have the added incentive of going top today with a win. That’ll be until at least tonight, as a Man City point later on would take them back top on goal difference. But they’re at Stamford Bridge to play Chelsea, so that won’t be easy. Some interesting games today.
There are five 3pm kick-offs. They are: Arsenal vs Huddersfield, Burnley vs Brighton, Cardiff vs Southampton, Manchester United vs Fulham and West Ham vs Crystal Palace. I was extremely disappointed when I checked the live TV game here in Ireland and I saw that Sky are showing Man United vs Fulham. No offense meant to anyone, but I’m done with watching Man United. You just know it’s going to be 90 minutes that you’ll never get back. I may throw one eye on it while I’m doing a few bits around the house.
The Chelsea vs Man City game is at 5:30pm. I’m really looking forward to that one. Chelsea haven’t been quite as good as they were a little while ago, but they should turn up today. Man City will be the favourites, of course, but Chelsea could win it. Chelsea could do with a win too, as they’ll drop out of the top four if Arsenal win against Huddersfield. That top four battle is going to be very interesting.
Then, tonight, there’s Leicester vs Tottenham at 7:45pm. That could be another good game, but I don’t think I’ll get a chance to watch it. I’ll wait and see, but I’ll get the highlights if not.
Anyway, I realise I haven’t gone into any detail here about anything, but I’m going to leave it there for now. Sorry about that, but it’s too late to go off on a mad ramble about stuff. I may say some stuff about some things on Twitter during the day. It depends really. There will definitely be stuff about things, but I don’t know what stuff or things they will be.
If you feel like there isn’t enough here to fulfill your Saturday reading needs, I point you in the direction of yesterday’s in-depth post, which was about Eddie Howe and Bournemouth’s rise from League Two to the Premier League. Get that into you, there’s a possibility you’ll like it! There was also a post about Unai Emery from Tom yesterday, which you could also read.
That’s that anyway. I’ll be back tomorrow with more, and I promise that’ll be better than today’s. There may even be some analysis of games then! Hope you have a great Saturday and enjoy the day’s football! Bye bye.