Posted on August 20, 2015
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.
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.
Sunday 11 a.m. EST.
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.
Last season Man City 1 Chelsea 1
Referee Martin Atkinson
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)
Discipline Y1 R0
Leading scorers Kompany, Silva, Touré 1
Doubtful Oscar (match fitness)
Injured none. Not even Hazard.
Suspended Courtois (first of three for his horrific foul against Swansea)
Discipline Y01 R1
Leading scorer Oscar 1
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
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)
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.
Manchester United News
Injured Jones (illness, unknown)
Suspended Fellaini (second of three)
Unavailable De Gea (Judas), Valdés (Cry Baby)
Discipline Y2 R0
Leading scorer Own goals 1
Posted on August 13, 2015
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.
Posted on August 10, 2015
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.
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:
Wenger looking for Petr Cech's receipt like pic.twitter.com/HwqQ31o6Zt
— Fourth Official (@FourthOfficial_) August 9, 2015
Petr Čech pic.twitter.com/abKtGq29Uc
— Footy Jokes (@Footy_Jokes) August 9, 2015
— Ben (@Ben90min) August 9, 2015
Meanwhile, Szczesny watches the game in Rome. pic.twitter.com/iY3S3jOp5C
— Coral (@Coral) August 9, 2015
— Spurred On (@spurredontv) August 9, 2015
BREAKING: Benzema's plane to London… pic.twitter.com/omcOBIiT1G
— Football Funnys (@FootballFunnys) August 9, 2015
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:
First game like this was not in the script – Mistake and no points 😒 but tomorrow is another day to get ready for the next game ! 😉 #COYG
— Petr Cech (@PetrCech) August 9, 2015
EPLpod will be live-blogging Manchester United vs Tottenham Hotspur tomorrow morning. Here’s what you need to know heading into the opening fixture:
Saturday 7:45 a.m. EST
Manchester United 3 Tottenham Hotspur 0
Jonathan Moss (pictured below for absolutely no reason at all)
G30, Y114, R8, 4.33 cards per game
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.
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)
Discipline Y80 R4
Leading scorer Kane 21