Sunday will be the first Clasico played without Messi and Ronaldo in 10 years and somehow that is something of a sidenote, as Julen Lopetegui continues his semi-annus horibilis by being on the verge of being sacked, less than 10 weeks into his season. Real Madrid won -tediously- in the Champions League, and Isco has issued a fiery proclamation of support for his manager, but the writing seems to be on the wall, and not in faint ink either. And really, the fact that there is clamor for 18 year old new signing Vinicius Jr tells you more than you need. For Barcelona the absence of their talismanic star has so far been alleviated by a squad that is still one of the very best in Europe. Their league start, though better than Real's, has been pushy as well. But with Coutinho and Rafinha surrounding Suarez effectively, they'll be confident in their chances of taking a 7pt lead on their arch-rivals.
Spurs and City meet in one of the biggest Monday night fixtures in recent memory. Only 2pts separate them, which should reassure Spurs fans despite some early season struggles and injuries. Everton travel to Old Trafford hot off 2 straight wins, though they haven't beat the Red Devils since 2015.
EPL Saturday, October 27 Brighton & Hove Albion v Wolverhampton Wanderers 9:00 AM (CT) Fulham v AFC Bournemouth 9:00 AM Liverpool v Cardiff City 9:00 AM Southampton v Newcastle United 9:00 AM Watford v Huddersfield Town 9:00 AM Leicester City vWest Ham United 11:30 AM Sunday, October 28 Burnley v Chelsea 8:30 AM Crystal Palace v Arsenal 8:30 AM Manchester United v Everton 11:00 AM Monday, October 29 Tottenham Hotspur v Manchester City 3:00 PM
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1. "Championship weekend: Comme ci, comme ça for Villa" In response to Reply # 0
Unfortunately, the games have come thick and fast since the international break, meaning there's been precious little time for Dean Smith to stamp his imprimatur on the team. The win at home to Swansea was nice, the second-half fade away at Norwich less so. But! the team's organization has looked so much better, players are in their natural positions, and we've been creating chances. Also, John McGinn won goal of the month in the Championship for the belter of a volley against the Wednesday. So there's that. Roll on to Selhurst today.
Today 19:45 Queens Park Rangers - Aston Villa
Saturday 12:30 Middlesbrough FC - Derby County -:- 15:00 Birmingham City - Sheffield Wednesday -:- 15:00 Bolton Wanderers - Hull City -:- 15:00 Bristol City - Stoke City -:- 15:00 Millwall FC - Ipswich Town -:- 15:00 Norwich City - Brentford FC -:- 15:00 Preston North End - Rotherham United -:- 15:00 Sheffield United - Wigan Athletic -:- 15:00 Swansea City - Reading FC -:- 15:00 West Bromwich Albion - Blackburn Rovers -:- 17:30 Leeds United - Nottingham Forest
12. "CP deserved the point, disappointing in how we gave it up" In response to Reply # 0
CP played well and kept pushing, deserved point for them. What's disappointing for me isn't the result rather how we gave up the two goals. Mustafi makes a really poor decision on the first one and then on the second we completely flub a two man advantage counter by Laga turning the ball over which results in the 4v4 going the other way...Xhaka leaves his leg in and that's that.
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