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Premier League: Team of the Month

December 3, 2008
Stevie Ireland

Stevie Ireland

Much has happened in the past month of Premier League. Bolton beat Manchester City, Arsenal lost to Stoke City, Aston Villa, and Manchester City. Arsenal also beat Chelsea and Liverpool. Liverpool has become in the first place after Chelsea lost to Arsenal.

This is my opinion of which players played best this month.

Mark Schwarzer_Fulham

Jose Bosingwa-Chelsea  Jamie Carragher- Liverpool Phillip Jagielka- Everton Gael Clichy- Arsenal

Stephen Ireland-Manchester City  Deiberson Geovanni- Hull City

Cristiano Ronaldo-Manchester United         Johan Elemander- Bolton

Nicolas Anelka-Chelsea  Jermain Defoe- Portsmouth

whats your team of the month?

Premier League: Merciful Chelsea

December 1, 2008
Baffled Scolari

Baffled Scolari

This season started off excellent for Chelsea. They were playing excellent football and winning by large margins. Then came all of the injuries. These injuries included Ashley Cole, Joe Cole, John Terry (for a bit), Drogba, Deco, Ballack, Essien, and even Cech was injured for a little bit. They lost to Liverpool in a high pressure, low goal game. They continued to play well but lost the fortress that Stamford Bridge was. Then the next step to their downward spiral was when they played Roma in the Champions League. This should have been an easy fixture as they had already beaten them and Roma was on a big losing streak. The manager was in threat of losing his job. And i don’t know why, but Chelsea loses to any team that is on the verge of collapse. I do not know if the teams try harder and Chelsea got unlucky to play them, but that’s what happens. They lost to Roma 3-1. From then they did not have their flair. Ballack and Deco came back to become regular starters, but they lost their initial dominance on the pitch. Ballack has not been as aggresive, nor has been as big of a help as he usually is in penetrating the oppositions defense. Deco has not been as consistent as he was, not making creative passes, nor good shots. Chelsea tied Bordeux in the Champions league and then they lost to Arsenal. Arsenal is a team that lost to Aston Villa, Manchester City, Stoke City, Hull City, and Fulham just this season. Chelsea were winning 1-0 and then at half time they thought they were hot shots and they allowed Arsenal to play better, even if Vanpersie’s goal was offsides. I feel that it was also a little bit of Scolari’s fault because Chelsea came out with a defensive mind set in the second half (which in my opinion is always bad unless you are two goals up. because henever you play defensive you lose your momentum and it takes one slip up of the defense and then you are tied without momentum and the other team has plenty of momentum and excitement from equalizing.)

Chelsea upsets me sometimes.

what do you think?

Premier League: Liverpool

November 24, 2008

Liverpool’s Yossi Benayoun appears to be unhappy at his current role at Liverpool. Last year he received mixed review. He scored a total of 11 goals. In those he had a pair of hat tricks in the champions league tournament. He had a great positive influence for Liverpool, most notably when he made and set up Torres’ equalizer at Stamford Bridge.

I always thought of Yossi Benayoun as Liverpool’s second best and second most influential midfielder, after Gerrard. There were some games were he had little to do, however in some games he looked like the most confident and solid play maker in the premier league.

He is threatening to leave Liverpool if he continues to stay on the bench even though Rafa Benitez has stated to the press that he wants Yossi to stay.