London Derby. Spurs enter the weekend tied with their arch rivals Arsenal for the lead in the Premier League table. Four wins out of five league games has forged a strong start for Spurs, as the reformatted squad has begun to gel. New additions Erik Lamela and Paulinho proved last week's difference as Spurs scored a crucial victory over Cardiff.
In the way of first place is a visit from London rivals Chelsea. Cardiff has five points after four games, a strong start marked by a home victory over Manchester City. The Blues sit tied for third on the table entering the table. The return of Jose Mourinho has been met with mixed reviews, as the manager has struggled with some tough losses and criticismover squad management (cough, Juan Mata, cough cough). However, the Chelsea midfield remains daunting, as Eden Hazard, Oscar, Ramires, and Frank Lampard reign.
As for the Prediction League, the whole squad predicted wins over Cardiff--although nobody foresaw the 1-0 margin. The rules remain the same in the Prediction League--one point for a correct prediction, a bonus point for getting the score correct. Here are the current standings:
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This week's predictions:
Kevin: 2-1 Chelsea because we can't have nice things
Mechanick: Eriksen and Oscar each get theirs. 1-1 Draw.
Ryan: I'm sorry that people are so jealous of me... but I can't help it that I'm so popular. 1-0 Spurs.
Ashlock: 0-0 Draw. We keep another clean sheet, but our finishing lets us down again.
The Roosevelts: 2-0 Spurs. And in celebration AVB holds Mourinho Down and slowly dripps a luggie into his face.
Ed: AVB and Mou try desperately to out-Mou each other. 0-0 Draw.
Petrilli: 2-1 Spurs.Spurs title hype train begins in earnest. Choo Choo motherfuckers.
Uncle Menno: Mou has no good strikers and will park the bus. We'll have a hard time breaking that down. 0-0 Draw.
MCofA: 2-1 Spurs. On the one hand, I feel in my soul that we're going to draw. On the other hand, a draw is never the most likely outcome statistically. So eat it, soul. You aren't real anyway.
The Sleeper's Sleep: I'm so excited I'm so scared. 1-1 Draw.
Lennon's Eyebrow: 2-0 Spurs. Soldado scores two. Siggy hits both posts and the crossbar. Wolf "The Dentist" Stanson pops his beachball.
Skipjack: 1-0 Chelsea. Mata scores the winner because we can't have nice things.