Week 30 - They return, now with Week 31 commentary

Mighty Joe Young

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City dominated the first 15 minutes at home against Villa - going up 1-0 from a nice Rodri pull back but Villa responded on the break with a great finish from Duran.

1-1
Note: neither Haaland nor KDB in the starting 11. Watkins is missing from Villa.
 

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Sunny von Bulow
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4-1 City. Is this when they just decide that it's been fun for the rest of the league to pretend that the title's in doubt, and just hulk-smash their way through the rest of the schedule.
 

wonderland

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In fairness to Villa, they were missing McGinn, Watkins and Ramsey. They started two guys in the midfield that are 20 and 21 and had a combined 2 starts between them.
 

Zososoxfan

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4-1 City. Is this when they just decide that it's been fun for the rest of the league to pretend that the title's in doubt, and just hulk-smash their way through the rest of the schedule.
That's a funny way to describe Arsenal gagging up points weekly. Not sure how Liverpool will manage the closing stretch.

Will be interesting to see how Liverpool manage their UEL games. I'd have to imagine they'll rotate heavily and play their best XI for the final, whereas MANC and Arsenal will likely be going full tilt in UCL and EPL. City has the depth to hang in both, but Arsenal don't have it to the same extent.

Regardless, European competition outcomes will likely have an impact on the EPL race.
 

the1andonly3003

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In fairness to Villa, they were missing McGinn, Watkins and Ramsey. They started two guys in the midfield that are 20 and 21 and had a combined 2 starts between them.
I think Emi had Areola as his backup in FPL and decided not to take the negative points to his FPL team, so he became "ill"
 

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Can Liverpool survive another week of the massive refereeing conspiracy against them? Will the little engine that could still overcome all the insurmountable odds placed in front of them powered by their own moral righteousness and the Kop? Tune in to find out on peacock
 

allstonite

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I was hoping Gravenberch could use that game to maybe start to find form but he was pretty poor all game. Bad touches and a few slips
 

joe dokes

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Chelsea with a PK at 96m and another at 102. 4-3 chelsea.
Comeback witnessed by many empty seats.
 

Zososoxfan

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Both clubs are clown shows, but what a game. Unclear which club is on a better path at the moment. What's baffling is how much talent both teams have, and yet both seem incapable of putting together any structure resembling competence.

I'm starting to think Garnacho is a player. Argentina could do worse than featuring him and Julian Alvarez up front in the post-Messi ADM world. Lautaro as a third forward would seem to be fine too. Nico Gonzalez is the other known entity, but I've been cool on him forever, but maybe if he plays at RW there's a place for him. There's also Emi Buendia from Villa.

Back them up with Mac Allister and Enzo Fernandez and attack should be pretty solid right there. Romero anchoring the back. That's a lot of EPL talent for the Albiceleste. Emi Buendia and Buonanotte are the other names that stand out to me.