Must-win game for Arsenal/Liverpool can still do it/ Hazard & Higuain

Saturday brings five 3pm kick-offs.

Huddersfield v Arsenal is one of them.

Liverpool v Bournemouth is another.

Unai Emery’s job now is to pick the right team without Iwobi and Lichtsteiner at right back. and beat Huddersfield.

If Silent Stan’s London franchise can’t even do that, why talk about Arsenal? Why write about them?

No mystery at the Etihad: Emery picked the wrong team and that made it easy for Aguero to score another hat-trick.

Monday Night Football was West Ham v table-topping Liverpool and the visitors were outsmarted and outplayed.

Salah & Fabinho were only doing 30% of what I thought they’d do but Liverpool didn’t lose.

However, West Ham 1 Liverpool 1 was the wrong score for the match I watched and Manuel Pellegrini must have been very annoyed and disappointed.

A thoughtful tactician, Pellegrini almost undid Klopperpool with some beautifully-rehearsed free-kick routines. The first routine provided a fine goal by Marco Antonio and Declan Rice is still wondering how he missed that header.

On MNF Jamie Carragher said Gonzalo Higuain has always been just below world class. But that he was world class when he played for Sarri for one season at Napoli.

This was after Chelsea smashed Huddersfield 5-0 with Higuain scoring twice and Eden Hazard getting two of the other goals.

On Hazard, MNF guest Ashley Cole said, “In training you see he’s got his hands in his pockets and his laces are undone. But when he got on the pitch on a Saturday afternoon, he was electric. He can go left, he can go right, at times he’s unplayable.”

On Tuesday the bookies made Man City favourites for the title.

I wonder about that. Although the champions have a very gifted squad and a proven manager, the Premier League is an extremely tough title to retain.

City have lost games against Palace, Leicester and Newcastle.

Liverpool have only lost one so far.

We’ll have to see what happens in the next 13 matches.



1. Liverpool 62 pts
2. Man City  59
3. Spurs        57
4. Chelsea    50
5. Man Utd  48
6. Arsenal    47
7. Wolves     38
8. Watford   34
9. Everton    33
10.B’mouth 33