Sky Sports

Saturday, October 31, 2009

Premiere League - Matchday 11

Fulham - Liverpool 3-1
Liverpool crashed away at Fulham in style, ending the game with nine man on the pitch after the sendings off of Degen and Carragher, and the Reds are back on crisis mode, after last week victory over United. With more first team players injured than a Pamploma bull run, Liverpool is rapidly sinking in the table, and Benitez, given that he will still be on the bench against Lyon next Wednesday, must find a way to pull together a team that lost creativity, strenght and confidence.

Arsenal - Tottenham 3-0
The Gunners marched over their local rivals scoring two goals faster than Redkanpp could spell Europa League, and with the clocks turned back from Daylight Saving Time the Spurs return, as usual, to their exciting mediocrity.

Bolton - Chelsea 0-4
Chelsea won comfortably over the sorry Trotters, and the Blues are retaining the top position setting for the moment the title run pace. Their biggest challenge does not seem to come from the League, where their rivals are losing points left and right, but from another competition, the African Cup, that will take place in January next year, when Ancelotti will have to play without Drogba, Essien, and Kalou for almost a month.

Burnley - Hull 2-0
An anticipated victory for Burnley and another three points in their backpack, that will keep them, at least for now, safely, in the middle of table. Hull looks destined for failure this year but Browm will be long gone before that will become a certainty.

Everton - Aston Villa 1-1
Both teams lost two points here, but Everton's points looks little bigger.

Portsmouth - Wigan 4-0 
How can a team that beat the leaders a few weeks ago can go on the road and be trashed by the supreme holders of the table's last place? The Answer: The magic and mystery of Halloween.

Stokes - Wolves 2-2 
Stoked failed to win but Pulis is carefully assembling a team that may last in the Premiere League for years to come.

Sunderland - West Ham 2-2 
Second draw in a week for West Ham, but Zola have now a little more breathing space, despite the Hammers current position on the table. Without their most influential player, the big red beach ball, Sunderland failed to bag all three points, but they have no immediate reasons of concerns.

Man.United - Blackburn