The big question after Manchester City’s 6-0 beating of Tottenham last weekend is how will Tottenham recover from this and how will Spurs coach Andres Villas Boas handle the heat quickly being turned up.
Tottenham reminds me of that well-meaning kid on your block who tries way too hard to be cool and hang with the older kids. This team has spent big money after selling Gareth Bale to Real Madrid with little to show for it so far. Roberto Soldado can only score from a penalty and who knows where Tottenham would be this season without some penalty calls going their way. Attacking midfielders like Erik Lamela, Christian Eriksen, Nacer Chadli have added little and as Andre Villas Boas correctly pointed out that his team are playing like strangers out there.
Sadly Tottenham have no time to lick their wounds as they host Manchester United who have had an up and down week. First they drew against Cardiff on a late goal in the league but followed that up with their most impressive victory of the season beating Bayer Leverkusen 5-0 in the Champions League. Not many people had the Wayne Rooney/David Moyes partnership going anywhere after Rooney left Everton while Moyes was in charge, but Rooney has been United’s best player this season in their quest to repeat as EPL Champions.
Pick of the Weekend – Chelsea-Southhampton over 2.5
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