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Five questions that the EPL's first weekend asked

It was eventful Match Day 1 in the English Premier League, with some surprising results, some cracking goals, and some telling performances across the league.

Let's take a look at how it all shook out.

Arsenal in trouble?

How much should we read into Arsenal's 2-0 loss to West Ham on Sunday? New goalkeeper Petr Cech was at major fault for both goals. It was a really uncharacteristic display from one of the league's most competent - and experienced - keepers. Arsenal have been heavily linked with Real Madrid's Karim Benzema, and I say Benzema would be the perfect signing for a team relying on the inconsistent Olivier Giroud for a whole lot. No reason for major panic for the Gunners, but the loss was disappointing for sure. Respect to West Ham for putting in a great performance on the opening day.

Swansea ready for European push?

On the strength of their impressive 2-2 draw away at Chelsea, Swansea City look like they could be primed for another serious push. Will they crack the top 6? It's unlikely, but they looked really, really strong against the league's best team on Saturday. New signing Andre Ayew was energetic and scored a goal, while big striker Bafetembi Gomis was as imposing as ever and Ash Williams rewarded the Swans' efforts to keep him at the club with a solid shift at the back. They were aided by Chelsea keeper Thibaut Courtois's red card and played a large part of the second half with an extra man, but it was an impressive match all the same for one of the league's up-and-coming squads.

Promoted sides here to stay?

While two losses and a draw from the league's three new sides may not seem all that impressive, anyone watching the teams play knew that all three made solid showings for themselves. Watford were the most impressive, as they played to a thrilling 2-2 draw with Everton (conceding one of the goals of the week to Ross Barkley). Bournemouth had opportunities but ended up falling to Aston Villa 1-0 in another tight contest. And Norwich City will feel hard done by the referee following their 3-1 defeat to Crystal Palace. They had an equalizing goal ruled out for a strange high leg call and a legitimate cry for a penalty turned away.
In any case, upon first glance these look like three teams that can outfit themselves well, maybe score some goals and, at the very least, entertain viewers.

Coutinho to step it up?

Liverpool's key player is Philippe Coutinho, and he showed his quality with a stunning goal, certainly the goal of the week. It broke a 0-0 deadlock in the 86th minute in the match vs. Stoke. An important win for Liverpool, definitely - and against a very well organized opponent on the road. But maybe even more important is Coutinho's contribution - if he can be the talisman this season, he will make everyone around him better, including newcomers Roberto Firmino and Christian Benteke.

Sunderland worse than we thought?

Sunderland got whopped by Leicester, 4-2. Now, we didn't expect much from either of these sides entering the season, but a huge defeat to another potential relegation candidate has to be worrisome for Sunderland. They were totally overrun by last year's success story and showed hardly any bits of excitement. On the other hand, Leicester were outstanding, let by the under-fire Jamie Vardy (a video has surfaced showing Vardy making a racial comment in a casino) and the under-rated Riyad Mahrez. Might they have what it takes to survive another season in the Prem, maybe building on the terrific form they showed toward the end of last season?
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Let's talk relegation: who goes down this season?
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They're also led by Old Man Jermain Defoe, big Romanian keeper Costel Pantillimon (another ex-City player) and newcomers Jeremain Lens and Yann M'Vila, both legitimately good players. Outside of that, though, Sunderland are completely devoid of innovation and energy. They finished 16th last season and just barely escaped relegation, and haven't gotten much better. There isn't much to get excited about here. Bournemouth Bournemouth won the Championship last year, gaining automatic promotion to the Premiership. It's their first time in the Premier League in the club's history. They scored tons of goals in the Championship last season and had a solid defense too, meaning they could make some noise. However, it could be a suicide kind of squad, a la QPR last season - despite last year's success, their defense probably isn't good enough to lock down Premiership-quality attackers and they could suffer for that. It's a tiny, tiny club, and based on that and their lack of star power (of which there is essentially none), no one gives them too great a chance of beating the drop. Overall, they're something of a mystery to most who didn't watch them last season, so there's really no telling what they're capable of. My bet? Not much. Leicester Leicester had a nightmare of a summer. After pulling off one of the greatest escapes in recent memory to avoid getting relegated last season, they were everyone's favorite minnows; then, a NSFW vide of three of their players (including the manager's son) with a prostitute in Thailand surfaced and the club has been mired in controversy since. On the pitch, they lost their most important player in Esteban Cambiasso. Striker Jamie Vardy might actually be good, but beyond him the pickings are slim: Riyad Mahrez is a fine midfielder and Rob Huth is a reliable center-half, but not good enough, really. They'll rely a lot on strikers Vardy and Leonardo Ulloa, but the rest of the team will struggle to match their energy and quality. Watford Watford were the second team to gain automatic promotion to the Premiership in last year's Championship. They have made some legitimately great signings this summer, bringing in quality players with experience all around the world: Etienne Capoue, Valon Behrami, and Miguel Britos will form a really solid defensive base. There isn't a whole lot to be excited about up front, but they could well be a team that is very tough to break down. It's not impossible to imagine them giving some top teams real trouble, especially at home - they figure to be a difficult squad to beat, even if they don't often secure all three points. Aston Villa Villa just barely stayed up last season, finishing 17th. They have a few quality players - baby-faced Jack Grealish, for one, looks to have a true breakout season, while defender Micah Richards hopes to revive his once-promising career and competent players Cieran Clark, Scott Sinclair and Charles N'Zogbia figure to be major keys for the squad. However, they lost their two best players over the summer - goal-scoring machine Christian Benteke (Liverpool) and midfielder Fabian Delph (Man City). Can the squad they have make up for the absences of the two true quality stars? Norwich City Owners of the Premiership's best kits, Norwich City gained promotion the hard way, via the Championship playoff. They were in the Prem just two years ago, then fell down after one season, and are now back; it's a ping-pong style that is totally unsustainable. Key players for Norwich are defender Sebastian Bassong, left wingback/winger Robbie Brady (who starred for Hull City last season despite their relegation), strikers Cameron Jerome and Ricky van Wolfswinkle, and most importantly promising winger Nathan Redmond. Redmond could well develop into a serious star, as he one was maybe the best player in the Championship last season. So, who goes down? With these six the most likely to drop down (with the possible inclusion of West Brom, who will probably be safe), it's going to be an interesting season at the bottom. My picks are Bournemouth, Leicester and Sunderland. Villa and Norwich will barely survive, while I see Watford having a solid season. Bournemouth simply don't have enough quality. Am I picking them to go down just because I know the least about them? Yes. But maybe the fact that I know so little says something about how good they are... Leicester are a mess after the Thailand scandal and were required a miracle late-season run to avoid relegation last season. The squad has lost its most important player and will not pull off the same escape this time around. Sunderland have been on the verge of going down too many season in a row to avoid the drop again. Average management, average players. They'll be relegated. Who are your picks?
[11th-Apr-15] Match Preview: West Ham United – Stoke City
West Ham’s Enner Valencia is fit enough to play but Hammers defender James Collins is out for the rest of the season after dislocating his shoulder. Stoke will be able to play Victor Moses, who could not play against parent club Chelsea last week but Marc Wilson is questionable as he will need a protective cast to play after breaking his hand. Jon Walters is also a game-time decision having picked up a minor-knee injury this week. Head-To-Head Stoke have not been beaten by West Ham in the last three matches between the sides and West Ham have been able to keep only 1 clean sheet against Stoke in the last 6 matches. Stoke come into the contest on a 3 game losing streak and having lost 7 of their 13 games against top half opposition. Stoke City boss Mark Hughes seems to have the better of his counterpart however, boasting a 6-3-1 record in his last 10 games against Sam Allardyce. West Ham’s form is nothing short of troubling, sitting at 1-0-4 in their last 5 games, 1-3-5 in their last 8. They also struggle to keep top half opposition off the scoring sheet, earning only 1 clean sheet against the current top 10. West Ham have also yet to score a penalty this season despite being awarded one on the opening day of the season against Spurs. West Ham have yet to concede a goal in the opening 15 minutes of any match at home this season, with only Arsenal able to match that record. The Hammers also boast the most headed goals in the league this season having scored 15 of them. Prediction: I really want West Ham to finish strongly but their poor run of form has gone on for way too long. Stoke are a tough side as well and are well managed by arguably the most under-rated Premier League manager at the time being in Mark Hughes. West Ham 0-1 Stoke City
[18th-Apr-15] Match Preview: Leicester City – Swansea City
Leicester City will be without the services of Zoumana Bagayoko and Conrad Logan, both of whom have long-term injuries while Matt Upson is fit to return to the squad. Swansea are without the suspended Neil Taylor, while Bafetimbi Gomis, the man many see as the replacement for the sold Wilfried Bony, will be out injured after picking up a hamstring problem in last weekend’s fixture against Everton. Background An improbable 3 goal win for the Foxes could see them not only lift themselves off the bottom of the table, but out of the bottom 3 for the first time since November. In addition, 3 of their remaining 7 fixtures are against the 3 teams directly above them, giving Leicester a good shot at a great escape. By contrast Swansea have now equaled their best ever finish in the Premier League on 47 points following last weekend’s 1-1 draw with Everton. Gary Monk’s quiet and strong Swansea have been the most impressive side in the mid-table so far this season, needing only a draw out of their last 6 games to break that Premier League club record for points in a season. Head-To-Head Swansea have failed to win at Leicester in the Football League in their last 10 trips with the Swans’ last win coming in 1950. Swansea do come into the game on the back of 3 straight unbeaten but have failed to go 4 straight unbeaten since the start of 2013. The 2-0 loss at West Brom in February was also the only match in the last 10 on the road for Swansea in which they have filed to score in. Swansea have also only kept 3 clean sheets in their last 14 games, but those 3 clean sheets have all come away from the Liberty Stadium. Leicester are trying to win 3 straight Premier League games since the last time they were in the Premier League over 10 years ago in 2000. Their 8 goals in their last 3 games equals their tally in the 10 preceding matches. The Foxes also had 3 more points in their previous Season in the Premier League in 2003-2004 than they have now but even then they were still relegated at season’s end. Prediction: Leicester look to be coming on at the right time but Swansea are no pushovers. High-scoring, open game. Leicester 2-2 Swansea
[The Sports Guru] EPL Match Day 21 Preview
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EPL Match Day 22: What we learned
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What's with the Chinese football league?
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EPL Matchday 15: Five takeaways
Another great week of EPL football - let's break it down! 1. Leicester are for real This team gets more and more convincing each week. This week it was Riyad Mahrez with a hat trick to crush Swansea 3-0 and Leicester move to first place all alone, two points ahead of Arsenal. Jamie Vardy's goal scoring streak ended at 11 matches but he played a fine match all the same. He's not the only threat this team have, and Mahrez showed that their form could be here to stay as they continue to fight off the big-name clubs. 2. Chelsea's poor run cannot be denied Things are getting out of hand for Mourinho's Chelsea, as they fell to bottom feeders Bournemouth 1-0 to slip into 14th place, with just 15 points from 15 matches. Just like Leiecester but the opposite, it's time we stopped assigning labels to a Chelsea team just beacuse they won the league last season; the reality is that they are not a good club at the moment. Mourinho could well be on his way out. 3. Xherdan Shaqiri is right where he belongs The Swiss winger came to Stoke in a shock move this season and played his best match in the EPL by far on Saturday as he came up with an absolutely brilliant assist and was involved in the second goal as Stoke beat City 2-0. He's a thrilling player with an amazing combination of pace and skill and he is going to do a lot of great things in this division - be it for Stoke or another big club that comes asking come transfer time. 4. Klopp will have growing pains While Liverpool have looked better under Jurgen Klopp than they did under Brendan Rodgers, their 2-0 loss to Newcastle shows that things won't always be so smooth. The team looked lost and were simply outclassed by a Newcastle side that has been so poor all season. It's going to take Klopp some time to get his players the way he wants them and they could bring in a few big names in the January window to move things along. It was a damaging defeat for 'Pool. 5. No one is safe This week represented what I love most about the EPL - the amazing, up-and-down nature of the relegation race. Villa, Bournemouth, Sunderland, and Newcastle -- all relegation candidates -- all picked up points this week and while Villa are still languishing in the basement, it just goes to show you that anything can be turned around. It's only early December but already it seems as if the relegation race will come down to the wire.