“He comes from non-league but now he feels good“.
Two first team players are unavailable as Leicester City manager Claudio Ranieri prepares to take on Arsenal this weekend.
Beating the spuds in the Capital One cup last night was just what Arsenal fans and players wanted in order to restore a bit of belief and enthusiasm in a season that has so far failed pretty miserably to live up to expectations. Coming up against Pochettino’s Tottenham Hotspur at the White Hart Lane, Manchester City will have to minimize their mistakes.
City restored some order with a midweek win over Sunderland after back-to-back defeats to Juventus and West Ham. Their next game against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge was mired with controversy as they succumbed to a 2-0 loss at the hands of Jose Mourinho’s men after having had Gabriel sent off for retaliation.
Yannick Bolasie has agreed a new three-and-a-half year contract at Crystal Palace – but manager Alan Pardew admits the winger could still leave. Indeed, there will be no expectations on the hosts – other than failure – despite the fact that they have won each of their last 3 home games against Saturday’s opponents.
“I want to joke a bit but when we are working I change face and I change my voice”. It will be interesting to see if Loic Remy starts the game against his old team.
Brazil legend Pele has revealed that he would opt to play for Arsenal over Chelsea should he still be playing football.
Both of these sides have endured disappointing starts to the season and will surely be looking to turn things around here. They haven’t conceded a goal against anyone not named Manchester City or Chelsea and their attack will only get better now that Saido Berahino is back in the mix.
Head coach Dick Advocaat is under increasing pressure with Sunderland yet to win a league game this season, although he is unlikely to receive any sympathy on the pitch from fellow Dutchman van Gaal.
Arsenal predicted line up for Leicester trip. So unless the English FA passed a secret law requiring any team hosting Slaven Bilic’s side to play with a hologram instead of a human keeper, West Ham will eventually have some of their early shots saved. The Hammers can without a doubt be seen as the giant killers having beaten some of the better clubs already.
Ranieri was encouraged with the fighting spirit shown by his players on the day and has called for a response when they travel to Norwich City next.
With his title as the most fouled player in the Premier League, it is evident that many defenders believe that the only way to stop him is to take him to ground. However, the Merseyside club have managed to disappoint supporters once again as they find themselves reeling in the bottom half of the table.
Liverpool had been without a league victory since the second game of the season but returned to winning ways at Anfield.