Premier League Gameweek 22 (1st - 4th January 2018)

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    Spurs and West Ham both play twice in 2 days as their postponed game is on 4th January.
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    Sounds like Salah definitely out against Burnley which will feck up a few FF teams (I've already replaced him with Mane). :D

    Burnley have an outstanding home record and we can't break down teams that defend deep. I'm putting my hope on the Leicester scenario, i.e. these small minnow clubs are now knackered while we put out fresh hungry pace against them (Ox, Mane, etc).
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    I don't give a feck about the Chelsea game. Yesterday's result has totally destroyed my hopes for the rest of the season. Easy Chelsea win. I'd say 2-0, with Hazard and William on the scoresheet.
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    I don't think it will be easy for Chelsea mate, you're not that bad at home.

    I think it will end a draw.
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    I'm expecting an Arsenal win. They are better than their sporadic results suggest.
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    We kick off new year with a scintillating tie between Brighton and Bournemouth


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    It took half the season for me to realise that Tim Krul is in Brighton. Wow
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    Peanut Butter Banned

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    To be fair he never plays.
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    That's the spirit. ;)
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    Arsenal have looked shite more often than not recently and Chelsea are now looking more and more like that machine of last season. I think Chelsea will win it comfortably (0-3) but we can at least pray that Wenger gets Arsenal gee'd up for this derby match.

    Liverpool supposedly have a very tough match at Burnley but let's look closely at that Burnley home record (5-2-3, 7 goals vs 6) and they are only winning 50% (Palace, Swansea, Newcastle, Watford and Stoke), hmmm not looking soooo brilliant now and recent form is zero wins in the last 4 games. Liverpool away ? 5-3-2, 27-20, unbeaten in last 15 games, 3 wins in last 4 games and 15 goals in their last 4 away games. I watched Burnley vs. Spurs and they gave as good as they got ... but Spurs murdered them on the break so have provided the blueprint - fast breaks when Burnley do venture out. I think we could win this more comfortably than it looks on paper and a larger squad and fresher legs should help keep the goals coming, which Burnley simply can't match, 1-3.

    I've watched a couple of Everton games and they still look shite and I watch most United games and they have to be concerned, creating but not putting away their chances and now their defence is starting to look a little shaky too, Southampton had two of the best three chances in that game and frequently by-passed the United midfield. And as we all know Everton have about 274 midfielders on their books so will likely pack that area - and will be relying on Rooney to score (if he plays). 0-0 is where I'd put my money but United may shade it because I can't see Everton scoring.

    Will Swansea be up for Spurs ? They will but their lack of quality will tell in the end, 0-2.

    City will crush Watford, 4-0.

    Spurs vs West Ham is going to be a nail-biter and knee-breaker. Spurs should shade it 2-1 but second game in three days ? West Ham have a chance the way they are playing so I'm going for 1-1.
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    Brighton one up. Fair play to them and Huddersfield for looking like they'll stay up, but they are both lucky there's so much gash in this seasons's PL.
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    Unlike Liverpool, Chelsea have a manager and team that has good defensive organization. If Hazard is on form it could be ugly for you.
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    Has the top flight ever had this many south coast teams in it? The Midlands should be fecking ashamed of itself.
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    Good game, good refereeing there, lad. Now, I wanna winner.
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    Android1974 Incredibly anal about player positions in lineups City Lover

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    So, Coutinho's out of the picture? I can see how light the Van Dijk transfer fee seems now.
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    Davy Propper hard
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    That Liverpool XI :lol::lol::lol:
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    Thoroughly enjoyed those two fouls :lol: Ensured the counter attack wasn't on!
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    Both teams looked fecked here now, players look like they're running through glue
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    Care to share?
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    They have played runnin non stop all game. Crazy tempo
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    whatwha Sniffs Erricksson’s diarrhea

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    Making people play at 12:30 on New Year's Day :houllier:
    They could have just put all the fixtures on 2nd/3rd Jan...
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    Let's see what Liverpool are going to do without Salah saving them as usual.
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    This game was just great and entertaining. There were comical defendings, fluke goals and chances after chances.
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    And what are you guys going to do without him to watch? All slyly root for Burnley? If so, I welcome that development.
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    Didn't expect Firmino not to start but otherwise it's along the lines that most Liverpool forums were predicting. Supposedly both Salah and Coutinho are carrying injuries (must be Coutinho's bad back playing up again). In other news ESPN Brazil are reporting that Liverpool are planning to report Nike to UEFA, or something along those lines (maybe it was Barca not Nike).
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    It's been very championshipy "as the sun peeks out over Sussex".
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    Hmm that depends. Can I know what "you" here is referring to ?
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    Buchan has whacked the hammer to Roswell

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    That Liverpool XI is appalling.

    My God.
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    Whoever "you" are.
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    I don't understand why you mean exactly. Care to elaborate ?
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    duffer Sensible and not a complete jerk like most oppo's Scout

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    Kinda want Dom Solanke to get a goal. 2-1 to Burnley would be nice.
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    Best game of the year.
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    That's a dreadful lineup.
    Hope Burnley are in good form.
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    Burnley to win so there is a bigger cushion for the top 4 race please.
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    Red Katie The least positive person in match threads ever

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    Liverpool to win 3-0.
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    Red Katie The least positive person in match threads ever

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    Trevor Morley: "I love Klopp, and I'm sure we'll see his teeth many times during the game"
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    This is exactly the lineup you expect to see on a second game within 48 hours, being away as well. I don't think anybody expected us to start same people who played 80-90min 2 days ago, don't you? Because we did so last year and I believe I shouldn't remind you lot how it worked out.
    This is still a pretty decent 2nd squad comparing to the one we had last year.