After another rousing weekend of English Premier League action (it was okay), we have some thoughts. First, on the Sunderland/Manchester United match from Sunday morning:
- That’s probably not a red card. Okay, put another way: that’s probably not a red card if the club were bigger. (Looking at you, Marcos Rojo).
- Will Sunderland stick with David Moyes as they go down to the Championship? If I’m Sunderland, probably. I mean, who else are you going to get?
- Will David Moyes stick with Sunderland? If I’m Moyes, probably. I mean, who else is going to give him a job right now?
- 17 EPL goals for a 35-year-old striker in his first season in England. Remember, kids: the English Premier League is so very hard.
Now, as for Tottenham/Watford from Saturday morning:
- Watford never stood a chance. Then again, nobody really has at White Hart Lane this season.
- Tottenham have three players with 10-plus goals—Harry Kane (19), Dele Alli (16), and Son Heung-min (11).
- Christian Eriksen doesn’t get nearly enough credit for all he does, but that’s okay.
- Kieran Trippier is arguably the best crosser of the ball on this team. And he’s a backup.
And from AFC Bournemouth/Chelsea, which took place late Saturday morning:
- It isn’t a title race.
- There still isn’t a title race.
- Don’t call it a title race.
- Stop it.
But what if? No, no—stop that. Instead, some general comments from the rest of the weekend:
- Crystal Palace have two games in hand on both Hull and Swansea City, all of whom are in the thick of the relegation battle. Has Sam Allardyce done it again?
- Liverpool is an odd club, but I believe they’ll have enough to finish top-four.
- I cannot say the same for United. Then again, they can just win the Europa League.
- What about Arsenal, you ask? Well, having a couple games in hand sure helps, but this is the most underwhelming Gunners side we’ve seen in some time.
- Leicester City is going to finish mid-table and win the Champions League.*
*Only one of these things is true. Moreover, I’ll even let you decide which one!
What are you most looking forward to in the run-in to the end of the season?