With many already writing this Premier League season off due to Chelsea’s emphatic start to the season, it seems strange that Manchester City can leapfrog over Chelsea with a 4 goal or more victory over Crystal Palace on Saturday noon. Chelsea aren’t in action until Monday evening where they travel to Stoke City so Man City could occupy 1st position for at least 48 hours. However, this is a Crystal Palace side that haven’t lost by more than 2 goals all season despite travelling to Old Trafford and the Emirates this season.
The majority of the neutrals will be casting a firm eye towards Super Sunday. The Tynewear derby moistens our appetites before Liverpool take on Arsenal at Anfield which really does make a Super Sunday.
Manchester City v Crystal Palace: The other stumbling block for City other than Palace’s stubbornness in defence is the fact their three first choice strikers are all injured. Sergio Aguero’s knee injury looks to be relatively serious whilst Edin Dzeko was rushed back to action too soon and suffered a recurrence of his previous injury. Stefan Jovetic is also a doubt and is 50/50 to make the Palace fixture. James Milner is rumoured to be a last resort to occupy the front role which makes the decision to farm out Alvaro Negredo on deadline day an even peculiar decision. [Read more…]