EPLpod: Manchester United set to host Liverpool at Old Trafford, fantasy football tips


Rejoice! The international break has come and gone. It’s time to get back to the English Premier League. Back to Manchester United hosting Liverpool at Old Trafford (Will Anthony Martial start? Will David de Gea sign a new contact?). Back to the Chelsea’s tales of woe. And most importantly, back to sanity (sort of)!

Since you guys love links as much as cat’s love catnip, we’ve decided to toss some in : 1. Link to Mike’s book 2. Link to fantasy football 3. Link to EPLpod twitter 4. Link to Purina Cat Chow 5. Link to ethereal drone porn


EPLpod: Real Madrid smack talks Manchester United, Are EPL players on dope?

It’s the international break!  With there being no new games to talk about, Mike & Paul discuss why David DeGea didn’t make the move from Manchester United to Real Madrid on deadline line. Other topics include: indoor football pitches, doping in the English Premier League , and soft open-mouth kisses. All of this and more on EPLpod.

Lastly, here are some links: 1. Link to Mike’s book 2. Link to fantasy football 3. Link to EPLpod twitter 4. Link to Iceland’s artificial turf success 5. Link to the Reddit article on doping

EPLpod: Transfer-mania and the de Gea blame game

Transfer deadline day has caused a bigger stir by virtue of who didn’t move, rather than who did (we’re looking at you David de Gea and Saido Berahino). Were Manchester United fleeced by Monaco in acquiring 19-year-old Anthony Martial for £36 million? What happened to Paul’s face? The guys discuss.

Part two let’s you know about the deals that actually got done along with, you guessed it, our patented football rating system. Our longest pod yet, for better or worse!

Lastly, here are some links: 1. Link to Mike’s book 2. Link to fantasy football 3. Link to EPLpod twitter 4. Link to Paul’s face

EPLpod: Manchester United, Chelsea, Liverpool all lose; Manchester City yet to allow goal

Mike & Paul do a post-mortem of a trio of top four aspiring teams’ losses, United succumbing 2-1 to a late Ayew/Gomis-led Swansea comeback, Chelsea incurring a rare home defeat courtesy of Crystal Palace, and Liverpool falling at home 3 nil to West Ham, losing both the game and Coutinho, who picked up a 2nd yellow (thus causing him to miss the match against United on Sept. 12th).

The champions league draw is in. Can English teams represent? Will Manchester City survive another group of death? Will Memphis celebrate against his old club, PSV Eindhoven? The guys pontificate.

Lastly, here are some links: Link to Mike’s book 2. Link to fantasy football 3. Link to EPLpod twitter 4. Article on the dangers of Turkish football

EPLpod: Arsenal Liverpool baffling draw, Manchester United take on Club Brugge

Liverpool were denied by Arsenal’s villain-turned-saint Petr Cech on Monday. Paul enthusiastically recaps the game while Mike pretends to listen. We preview the second leg of the Uefa Champions League qualifier wherein Manchester United bring a 3-1 1st leg lead to Club Brugge KV. Finally, we preview all of the weekend’s action in the EPL and talk about Mike’s favourite subject in the whole wide world, gambling.

  1. Link to Mike’s book 2. Link to fantasy football 3. Link to EPLpod twitter

EPLpod: Chelsea slip by West Brom, Manchester United still shooting blanks

Chelsea avoided dropping points by narrowly beating West Brom 3-2. Will the sending off of John Terry prompt Jose Mourinho to make one final approach for Everton’s Stones?  Mike & Paul discuss that and the other fixtures of the weekend, including table-topping Manchester City’s victory over an in-form Everton.

Part 2 sees Mike & Paul give their verdicts on the real stinker players of this nascent Premier League campaign. Tweet us your picks @eplpod



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


Sunday 11 a.m. EST.


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.


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)

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.