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EPLpod: Arsenal set to battle Liverpool

Mike & Paul look back on Monday’s match wherein Liverpool stole three points off Bournemouth. The guys also recap Manchester United’s victory against Club Brugge in the Uefa Champions League qualifier.

In part two, Mike & Paul gossip away on the latest transfer news.

Lastly in the pod, Mike & Paul look ahead to this weeks action. Will Arsenal be able to down Liverpool? Will Mitrovic pick up yet another yellow card? All of this and so much more on EPLpod.

EPLpod: Manchester City eviscerate Chelsea

Mike & Paul look back on the weekend in the English Premier League. Manchester City humiliated Chelsea, Arsenal got on the board with a win over Crystal Palace, and United limped to a 1-0 win over Aston Villa.

The current medical practices of the EPL are untenable, right? What are some other rules that need to be overhauled? Mike & Paul discuss.

And finally, who is the hottest young prospect in the league? Listen to find out.

Chelsea vs Manchester City: Match Preview

Kick-off:

Sunday 11 a.m. EST.

Venue:

Etihad Stadium

Recommended Food Pairing

We expect Manchester City to have a lot of possession. Chelsea will try to hit City on the counter whenever possible. We anticipate this cat and mouse game will prove to be a  spicy affair on Sunday. Therefore we’re pairing this fixture with a spicy bowl of mama’s Chili con carne.

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Last season Man City 1 Chelsea 1

Referee Martin Atkinson

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This season G1, Y4, R0, 4.0 cards per game

Odds H 15-13 A 14-5 D 5-2

Manchester City News:

Doubtful Clichy (ankle), Fernando (groin)

Injured Delph (hamstring, 23 Aug)

Suspended None

Form D

Discipline Y1 R0

Leading scorers Kompany, Silva, Touré 1

Chelsea News:

Doubtful Oscar (match fitness)

Injured none. Not even Hazard.

Suspended Courtois (first of three for his horrific foul against Swansea)

Form W

Discipline Y01 R1

Leading scorer Oscar 1

Manchester United vs Aston Villa: Liveblog

Missed the ole’ match? Manchester United vs. Aston Villa as-it-happened below. Be warned: United shots: 2; Villa: 1.

Manchester United vs Aston Villa: Match Preview

Will Manchester United top the table after today’s fixture against Aston Villa? We here at EPLpod think so.

But never mind our opinion, here’s all the objective facts that you need to know about heading into the weird Friday night fixture:

Kick-off Friday 2:45pm EST

Venue Villa Park

Last season Aston Villa 1 Manchester United 1

Referee Mike Dean

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This season G1, Y5, R0, 5.00 cards per game

Odds H 5-1 A 7-10 D 3-1

Louis van Gaal: David de Gea does not want to play for Manchester United

Aston Villa News

Injured Gil (knock, 22 Aug), Grealish (a.k.a, Mike’s man crush, hamstring, 22 aug), Gardner (ankle, 13 Sep), Okore (knee, 13 Sep), Crespo (knee, unknown)

Suspended None

Form W

Discipline Y3 R0

Leading scorer Gestede 1

Recommend Food Pairing

We expect both teams to still be finding their feet. Therefore, don’t expect too much action. A bland and sugarless porridge will probably match the occasion nicely.

Porridge

Manchester United News

Doubtful None

Injured Jones (illness, unknown)

Suspended Fellaini (second of three)

Unavailable De Gea (Judas), Valdés (Cry Baby)

Form W

Discipline Y2 R0

Leading scorer Own goals 1

EPLpod: Manchester City await Chelsea, EPL man crushes

Mike & Paul recap West Brom vs Manchester City before looking ahead to week two action in the English Premier League.

Will Chelsea continue their unimpressive start to the new campaign as they travel north to take on Manchester City? How will Arsenal hold up against Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park? And will Pedro leave Uefa Super Cup champions Barcelona for Manchester United?

Finally, Mike & Paul reveal their EPL man crushes. Joleon Lescott, don’t hold your breath.

All of this and so much more on this week’s episode of EPLpod.

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EPLpod: Chelsea and Arsenal stumble out of the gates

Mike & Paul recap all of the high-stakes drama from week one in the English Premier League, including the lethargic play of the new-look Manchester United as well as Arsenal’s disappointing start to the new campaign.

Did Mourinho sell Wenger a lemon in Petr Cech? What’s with Leicester City and their off-field antics? And is it soccer or is it football?

All of this and more in this week’s episode of EPLpod.

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Petr Cech gets mocked by the internet

Petr Cech had an absolutely brutal debut for Arsenal, allowing two very soft goals to go in. Here’s what the internet had to say about his shambolic performance:

It’s early days of course, but what do you think: is Cech a waste of money? Are his best days behind him? Tweet us @eplpod

Here’s the first goal:

Here’s what Cech had to say for himself:

Manchester United vs. Tottenham: Live Blog

Manchester United vs Tottenham: Match Preview

EPLpod will be live-blogging Manchester United vs Tottenham Hotspur tomorrow morning. Here’s what you need to know heading into the opening fixture:

Kick-off:
Saturday 7:45 a.m. EST

Venue:
Old Trafford

Last season:
Manchester United 3 Tottenham Hotspur 0

Referee:
Jonathan Moss (pictured below for absolutely no reason at all)

Moss

Last season:
G30, Y114, R8, 4.33 cards per game

Odds:
H 4-7 A 5-1 D 3-1

Food pairing for this match:
Since this game is the equivalent to an appetizer for not only the rest of the day, but the rest of the season, we think it should pair nicely with a shrimp cocktail.

Shrimp

Manchester United News:
Doubtful Hernández (match fitness), Lindegaard (groin)

Injured Rojo, Schweinsteiger (both match fitness, 14 Aug), De Gea (Judas), Valdés (cry baby)

Suspended Fellaini (first of three)

Discipline (last season) Y66 R5

Top scorer (last season) Rooney 12

Tottenham Hotspur News:

Doubtful Lloris (wrist), Soldado (back, but really, he’s pretty shit that it’s probably a blessing in disguise), Townsend (shoulder)

Injured None

Suspended None

Discipline Y80 R4

Leading scorer Kane 21