EPL title race.. Capital One cup final.. lots to look foward to.

Late post today, blinding headache this morning. Sleep late every night.. Wake up tired.. Complain.. Repeat the next day, story of my life.
The EPL is back today, this season has been one with a lot of surprises and disappointments in equal share, great goals and even better saves.
With 11 matches left to be played and just 4 points separating the top 4 teams, the run-in of this season could well be one of the most excited in a while.

Chelsea, the table toppers travel to Craven Cottage to be hosted by a floundering Fulham team who sit rock bottom. Chelsea took 3 points in the corresponding fixture and are expected to do same today, maintain their top spot and move further away from Manchester City who won’t have any EPL game today. They’ll be looking to an in-form Hazard for inspiration.

Arsenal travel to Stoke City, a place that has been a thorn in their flesh in recent years. Arsene will be going with a refreshed team after he rested some players in last weeks game against Sunderland and all players were given a 2 day break during the week. A group of Stoke fans are planning a minutes silence on the 67th minute to spite Aaron Ramsey’s leg break which is just a senseless gesture, exactly the type of thing you’d expect from an anti-football team. Ozil might be in the team today and Arsenal fans will want to see a hungry in-form player.

Manchester city play Sunderland in the final of the Capital One cup. After last seasons final loss in this same cup final to Wigan, Pellegrini will want to make amends. Aguero faces a late fitness test and could be in the team today. Sunderland will draw hope from their win against City back in November and Poyet’s men will be looking to achieve what could arguably be the biggest upset of the season.

In the Bundesliga, Bayern Munich host Shalke 04 and Borussia Dortmund host Nurnberg in what should be a straightforward win for both home teams.
That’ll be all for now… Need to let sleep work it’s magical powers of recovery. What are your thoughts on today’s game??

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Tottenham through, Arsenal agree Morata deal?? and more.

Morning everyone, boring night of football yesterday cause.. Who really watches europa league??!!! . Anyways the europa league is finally through with the round of 32 (wtf is that!!). Tottenham were able to overturn their first leg deficit and progressed at the expense of Dnipro with an aggregate score

Tottanham 3 – 2 Dnipro

Lloris made a last minute super save which probably won them the tie. 2 goals from Emmanuel Adebayor and the Tottenham fans were in absolute delirium, you’d think they had just played Bayern or Barcelona. Smh

Juventus went through with a clinical 2 – 0 win at Trabzonspur with goals from Arturo Vidal, who seems to be getting better daily and Pablo Osvaldo. They’ll go through and face Fiorentina. It’s a real shame though that we won’t be seeing the talent of players like Pogba and Vidal in this years champions league.

The games I’ll be looking forward to in the round of 16 will probably be

Juventus – Fiorentina
FC Porto – Napoli
Tottenham – Benfica

Last day of the SUG week in my school, was fun while it lasted though, Campaign rallies and all. Reminded me of the Messi (football) and Ronaldo (Real Madrid) fans beef of like 3 years. Madrid fans spend time digging up pointless stats and noise about why Ronaldo should win and the football fans just there looking at them calmly cause we all know who’ll win.

In transfer news, rumour has it that Arsenal have agreed personal terms with Real Madrid striker Alvaro Morata and all that’s left is to make a deal with the club. I take all Arsenal news with a pinch of salt.

That’s me done for today, ‘REAL’ football continues tomorrow with the major leagues resuming. Have a good day.

A warm welcome to soccer gists

Welcome to the first post in the football section which timely coincides with the champions league round of 16 games. My name is Chocc and I’ll be taking you round the football world with a bias to the EPL, giving a lot of concise analysis of football in general.

Okay, enough of that… Yesterday was crazy!!!. I mean what has Ancelotti got that team on?? Chistar was just laughing throughout the game which was very sad for me, cause I won’t hear word for the rest of the week 😦 . BALE, Ronaldo and Benzema all scored 2 goals each with a consolation goal from Huntelaar. Seems like the 96 million man is coming around..finally. You pay that kind of money for a player and you expect that kind of performance week in week out.
Final score: Shalke 04 1 – 6 Real Madrid.
So there’s a quarter-final place done and dusted.

Chelsea yesterday had a mixed night, most fans expected a drubbing cause of the horrible play of Galatasaray in the opening minutes, some will be happy with a draw though as Galatasaray are no push-overs either.
Final score : Galatasaray 1 – 1 Chelsea
That scoreline will probably be good news to Manchester city,Arsenal and Liverpool fans as it means Chelsea will need to field a full strenght side at Stamford bridge to ensure qualification. This will impact negatively on the strenght and freshness of the team for the EPL final run-in, with the second-leg sandwiched between home games against Tottenham, a trip to a resurgent Aston Villa and a visit from Arsenal

In other news manchester united are still not back…LOOOOOL. At first I was laughing at the United team but now I just feel sorry for them. 6th in the EPL, expecting a miracle in the champions league with an aging squad, very average players who are past it, a clueless manager (don’t quote me on that!!!), you’ll forgive me if I fail to see the light at the end of the tunnel.

Some europa league games today,Boring stuff except if you play 9ja bet.. Then they’re interesting… Very interesting. That’ll be all for today. When’ll my next post be??!! Tomorrow of course.