Premier League 2018/19


#822

Should that goal by Mkitaryan have been ruled out?

Not interfering with play on the initial shot and it then came to him from De Gea’s save?


#823

He was offside when the shot was struck. Good decision


#824

He wasn’t interfering but that doesn’t mean he wasn’t offside. He needs to get back onside before he can get involved


#825

Sarri has won nothing in his career. I don’t think it was a good idea to get rid of a serial winner like Conte for him.


#826

Southampton’s late consolation in empty Wembley ensured every team scored in a game week of fixtures. Hasn’t happened in over 8 years in the best league in the world


#827

3 more points and I reckon we’re safe from relegation.

Mon the pool.


#828

Tyson Fury at halftime on BT saying he hates draws was the highlight of that game in Old Trafford tonight.


#829

Chelsea were a shambles over the second half of last season under Conte. He fell out with just about everyone - David Luiz, Willian and Diego Costa most notably and results were awful. They lost 0-3 at home to Bournemouth, 4-1 at Watford, 3-0 at Newcastle and Spurs even won at Stamford Bridge for the first time in 28 years. Then home draws at home to lowly West Ham and Huddersfield at a late stage in the season put paid to top four chances. Abramovich wasn’t going to stand for results like that and failure to qualify for the European Cup for only the second time in the fifteen odd years of his ownership.

Some iffy goalkeeping again there tonight from the £72 million kid.


#830

Chelsea won the cup last season


#831

Try telling Mr Abramovich that. That’s the gratitude you get these days in the scummy soccer. Louis Van Gaal suffered the same fate at Man U two years previously after winning the FA Cup and finishing 5th in the league.


#832

They won silverware last season, m8. Spurs are generally a shambles in the second half of every season.


#833

You have a very poor grasp of detail and facts.

Spurs had the second best record over the second half of last season in the league, amassing 43 points from 57, just two less than champions Manchester City over the second half of the season.

In 2016/17, Spurs had the best record over the second half of the season, amassing 47 points from 57 over the second half of the season, three points more than champions Chelsea over the second half of the season.

In each of Pochettino’s four seasons at the helm, Spurs have finished in a higher position at the end of the season that they were in at the half way mark in the season.


#834

Oofftt!!


#835

I read a theory somewhere, can’t remember where, that Poch’s pre-season is so tough the players are knackered at the start of the season, but it pays off in the later months.


#836

Whatever the reason, we’ve been slow starters over the first half of the season. After 15 games this season, despite not playing very well, we’re 8, 6 and 7 points better off than we were after 15 games in the last three seasons. If we follow the trend of previous seasons, we’ll be in the title shake up. Can’t afford to drop many points though as Man City and Liverpool are setting a blistering pace.


#837

I think City were down 10 from the first half of the season to the second half last season. 55 - 45. (only dropped 2 points in the first half)

already dropped 2 points more this season (max 53) with four games remaining until mid-point.


#838

Five points better off from the exact same fixtures as last season. In spite of losing to Liverpool and Watford. Doing well IMHO.


#839

How does it pay off ? They win fuck all


#840

they lost to City too. Spurs have had no draws yet this season.


#841

they’ve made the jump from being outside the top 4 to being consistently in the top 3 in the last three seasons.