Friday, October 29, 2010

On the Forecast: Gameweek 10

He will be on everybody's marking list
The saddest news this week; Tevez is homesick. Based on the updates, he already flew back to Argentina to meet his family and at the same time, continue his self-rehabilitation on the dead leg he received last time. He will miss two games and probably fit for the Manchester derby. Is this the exact situation? Just ponder this; he want to see his family (his daughter is still sick) so bad that his boss said he will get a time off taking into consideration they will play so called weak opponents (@Wolves, @WBA) in their next two games and the players in his disposal should get the job done even without his service. Such an optimistic thinking or just plain cocky should I say. WBA is on the rise and very strong at home while Mick Mccarthy men were truly impressive in their last two games. Be careful what you wish for Mr Mancini. MANC vs WOL Who is the best candidate to replace Carlos 'I'm bigger than the club' Tevez then? Bolotelli could be unleashed or Adebayor to the rescue I suppose. Expect the likes of their midfield quartet to star but most of them are not a sure-starter. With a strong defense I reckon they will win in a tough match.

Tevez injury was a great news for managers who find it a lot easier to select the very expensive Fabregas in this week not so fantasy friendly fixture ARS vs WHAM. A lot of things to consider though; Nasri last points overhaul, Walcott brace in midweek, Bendtner scoring two in two games, loyalty to Arshavin and of course the weekly expectation of Chamakh. Transfer with caution and make your budget available when Tevez come back if you make the proposed move. Very obvious captain choice. Arsenal win in the London derby but not a drubbing. 

The match of the week should go to Devils vs Spurs MANU vs TOT. With news from Sir Alex that Rooney will be rested longer than expected, Chicharito role in the team should be guaranteed at least for the whole November. A good buy if you don't fancy The Gunners to run riot. But this is the ever-improving Spurs we are talking about. VDV and Bale will be hard to contain and expect both teams to concede. A tight win for MANU with Spurs doing everything to draw. If you have time, please check when was the last time Spurs won at Old Trafford. No surprise there.

Tackles will be flying in both of these fiery local derbies; Tyne-Wear derby (NEW vs SUN) and Mid-lands derby (AST vs BIR). Bad boy Barton will be the number one target in this match and very likely to be a high scoring draw with somebody or something been sent off. Expect both strikers (especially Carroll & Bent) to break their duck or break their luck. Houllier has one or no strikers to turn to at home so Heskey will be more than enough for the Brums. Seriously, please don't laugh. The record shows that this fixture is so tough with anybody can go on and win it with the right tactics. A draw for the neutrals.

Both will soon be buddies
Liverpool go to this match after convincingly beat Blackburn last time around but some rumors mentioned that both Reina and Torres submitted their transfer request and could be offloaded in January (to MANU & MANC respectively). Maybe they miss Benitez so much. LIV vs BOL Bolton at home are no pushovers and the 'nick something from everybody' mentality by Owen Coyle will put any opponents to the sword. Liverpool to start their unbeaten run but at The Reebok; most probably a draw. Scorers probability; Elmander, Davies & Torres.

Remaining fixtures;

BLA vs CHE Ancelotti's men will have his hands full at Ewood Park. The aggressive approach will always come top for Blackburn. Goals from set pieces are expected for both sides. Chelsea will not lose. Bosingwa is a good pick after Liverpool game.

EVE vs STK Second home game after the Liverpool's demolition; Baines will continue taking set pieces without Arteta. Defensive points for the home side. Caution; Stoke contingent were affected by a flu virus. Some of their stars may not recover in time. 

FUL vs WIG Fulham just came back with back to back losses and Wigan; back to back draws. The best result at Craven Cottage; a boring draw.

BLP vs WBA Charlie Adam may not be fit and may not play again after taking his club to the court. West Brom will fancy their chances against The Tangerines to come home with another away win. Odemwingie still out.

I have a hunch that the top scorer this week will not come from Arsenal...Mark my words and good luck to all.

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