1025 Days of Hurt

22 January 2018

Paul Lambert’s return to the Premier League sees Stoke city beat Huddersfield. It has been 1025 days since Paul Lambert has managed in the Premier League. Lambert was sacked from his role as Aston Villa manager in 2015 following their slide into the relegation zone. He replaced Mark Hughes who was dismissed by Stoke City for the same reason. Lambert watched from the stands as Stoke were beaten 3-0 by Manchester United on Monday. Fast forward to Saturday and his first real game in charge saw them beat Huddersfield 2-0. The win takes them one point off the relegation zone. Not exactly safe, but, moving in the right direction.

Do you think Paul Lambert is the man to keep Stoke City in the Premier League? Leave your thoughts in the comments section below…

Missed opportunity for Tottenham

Tottenham Hotspur missed an opportunity to go level with Liverpool as they could only manage a draw with Southampton. Spurs remain in fifth place after failing to beat the Saints. Mauricio Pellegrino though, whose job must surely be under scrutiny, will have been happy with a draw.

Hughton’s Brighton, humbled by Chelsea

Antonio Conte must have been happy with the way his side defeated Brighton. It was an impressive display from a Chelsea team oozing style and flair. Despite missing key players including the suspended Morata, Chelsea brushed aside Brighton, who have won only once in their last 13 games in the Premier League.

Who needs Sanchez anyway!

Manchester City dropped out of the race to sign Sanchez from Arsenal, which Pep Guardiola said was for financial reasons. This left Sergio Aguero in an enviable bargaining position come contract renewal day. Aguero hit a hat trick against Newcastle at the Etihad and again emphasised why he is so valuable to the Sky Blues.

Spirited display from Burnley earns Mourinho’s praise

Sean Dyche’s Burnley received praise from Mourinho following Manchester United’s hard fought 1-0 victory at Turf Moor. Mourinho admitted that Burnley’s hard, physical, direct style of play made it difficult for United. Only a moment of class by the often under-rated (by Mourinho) Anthony Martial, managed to break the deadlock. Curiously, Martial, who has scored in his last three games for the Reds, is one of the players who must feel most under threat with the pending arrival of Sanchez from Arsenal.

Where will Sanchez fit into the United team? Who will make way? Post your comments down below…

Millwall. Super Millwall!

Big shout out to EnergyBet partners Millwall for their amazing 4-3 victory over Leeds United at the weekend. The game saw two incredible come backs, as Millwall let a 2-0 lead slip away to be 3-2 down to the Yorkshire side with only three minutes to go. Millwall’s Tom Elliott levelled the scores in the 87th minute and victory was sealed with Jed Wallace’s stoppage time goal. These were 3 vital away points for Millwall, whose home form has been impressive, but they have been let down by some largely mediocre performances away from home.

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