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chelsea 3-1 arsenal 1-1 spurs 0-3

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They don't really have a glaring weakness at the moment. They have a couple of areas that the other top sides can target (Blind, Jones if he keeps his place, and using pace against Matic) but against these smaller sides like West Ham, Swansea, and basically every side below the top 6-7 they'll probably dominate. The talent gap is colossal.

Their starting XI isn't any more impressive than City/Spurs/Chelsea/Arsenal but with the way Mou sets his teams out tactically is what makes them scary.

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4 minutes ago, Pizy said:

They don't really have a glaring weakness at the moment. They have a couple of areas that the other top sides can target (Blind & Jones if he keeps his place, and using pace against Matic) but against these smaller sides like West Ham, Swansea, and basically every below the top 6-7 they'll probably dominate. The talent gap is colossal.

Their starting XI isn't any more impressive than City/Spurs/Chelsea/Arsenal but with the way Mou sets his teams out tactically is what makes them scary.

And compare the subs they have to our subs...

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3 minutes ago, DDA said:

They do look good. Let's make a clear judgement of how good they really are once they have played the likes of City, Yids and ourselves.

 

9 minutes ago, Thor said:

They are talented. No doubt. 

I just think Jose's game has been figured out somewhat and at times the attack gets stale. They created a lot last season too, but had trouble with finishing. I think they'll have a patch like that again. 

I could be wrong though. But, I feel as if some problems are still there from last season. 

For me last season, they have the best squad yet they spend over 100 m again this season without selling anybody. So they are good. 

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They're now 6 points and +9 goal difference ahead of us after just 2 matches...

Can't bear to read the same over and over. Last week you admitted to the kneejerk reactions, still you keep having them...

Go ahead and give them the two rounds trophy. They've certainly earned it

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31 minutes ago, DDA said:

They do look good. Let's make a clear judgement of how good they really are once they have played the likes of City, Yids and ourselves.

If carry on how we started not sure we'll be much of a issue.

 

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Utd are beatable. They have beat a poor WH team who couldn't string two passes together, were useless in attack, and gave the ball away constantly, all while their two best players missing in Lanzini and Antonio. Utd today looked average against a Swansea side who were in a relegation battle last season and have added nobody of improvement to their team. In fact they have lost arguably their best player in Sigursson. Swansea had chances against Utd though, but up top they had the inexperienced Tammy leading the line on his own fighting for scraps, and bloody Ayew!

It took a headed corner for Utd to take the lead, but they really didn't look impressive at all. There is a difference beating a team 0-4 convincingly while playing the team off the park and the opposition completely capitulating and offering next to nothing in the form of offence, while defending like a drunk on a Saturday night. One thing can be certain, Jose cannot moan and whine about fixtures now seeing as they have been gifted a fixture list in which they don't play a top team until October. "JAMMY, JAMMY, MAN UTD!" 

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44 minutes ago, Pizy said:

They don't really have a glaring weakness at the moment. They have a couple of areas that the other top sides can target (Blind, Jones if he keeps his place, and using pace against Matic) but against these smaller sides like West Ham, Swansea, and basically every side below the top 6-7 they'll probably dominate. The talent gap is colossal.

Their starting XI isn't any more impressive than City/Spurs/Chelsea/Arsenal but with the way Mou sets his teams out tactically is what makes them scary.

I agree that our starting 11 is maybe not far behind United but as a squad United is way above us even last season. Plus it is United, Pogba should have gotten a red card but nope nothing.

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13 minutes ago, Jason said:

If we don't win the league this season, hope City do it. Can't stand United or anyone else winning it!

Before I would have rather United or City over Liverpool, Yids and Arsenal but now.... now Jose is there, I wan't anyone but Yids and those wankers to win it after getting Lukaku in the nanner ghey did and then getting Matic from us.

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I think so far it is going to be United and City for the title.

The reason is , if you are a top 6 beside those two, if you have midfield problem in your squad you cannot just broke world transfer record without selling anybody, have a striking problem bring a 30+ striker with massive salary for one year rental and you fail yet you can repeat the same crazy spending next season.

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City was dominating early last season and look what happened to them, 15 points behind us will 11 worse goal difference.

Yet everyone will continue to make their knee jerk predictions in hopes they can say "SEE! I TOLD YOU SO! ALL THE WAY BACK IN AUGUST!!!"

 

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so no foul or red card for Arsenal after that 2 footed lunge on Pieters? if it was a Chelsea player the referee would not have hesitated, no consistency whatsoever from the refs, what a joke.

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7 minutes ago, Johnnyeye said:

so no foul or red card for Arsenal after that 2 footed lunge on Pieters? if it was a Chelsea player the referee would not have hesitated, no consistency whatsoever from the refs, what a joke.

There were some ridiculous unpunished tackles in the Southampton-West Ham match as well. I don't know what's going on, but I've never seen Premier League referees this inconsistent before.

The FA need to bring all of their Premier League referees in and find a way to be more consistent. One of the problems is the rules are so dependent on the referees interpretation, it's bound to be inconsistent. The biggest issue with that is the FA is scared to take retroactive action for fear of undermining their referees. Makes no sense. 

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