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February 23, 2019

I am upset De Gea is back to start for Man United against Arsenal but we'll pull through

Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea. Photo/Courtesy
Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea. Photo/Courtesy

Arsenal Vs Man United, Today 830pm,

My Prediction: Gunners... 2 Red Devils...0


Where do I start? Okay, I’m a little upset that David De Gea is fit to play tomorrow as I have been celebrating all week. De Gea has been exceptional for the Red Devils this season and is probably the single most reason why Manchester United are in their coveted 7th position. It could be worse; they could be on page two if De Gea hadn’t made so many amazing saves along the way. But the good news for the Gunners is the fact that United still do not have a decent defense! With Marcos Rojo still out; Jonny Evans out; Phil Jones on the sidelines; Daley Blind out; and Michael Carrick; who LVG likes to play in any position he dreams of; is also still injured. It’s like the tables have turned since just the other day it was Arsenal who had a full sick room. In fact Olivier Giroud will be available for selection against United but I don’t think manager Arsene Wenger should play him. I think since Theo Walcott is due to start alongside Alexis Sanchez; they should play right behind Danny Welbeck. I’m predicting Welbeck will score against his former side twice; given that from United’s midfield going back; there’ll only be De Gea to contend with. Radamel Falcao is still injured but Angel Di Maria will play, according to LVG. My prediction is that Di Maria will start out of desperation but his injury will recur and he’ll be substituted early. This will be one heck of a game to watch. I’ll enjoy it with Maina Kageni on one side and Roy Karuhize on the other; so that I can laugh in their faces when it’s over.


Chelsea Vs West Brom, Today 6pm,

My Prediction: Blues....2 West Brom...2



Oh Chelsea, you have become so boringly good that predicting your matches is a drag. But I’ll still give it a go because I believe you will not have an unbeaten season! That accolade is the reserve of Arsenal. I believe it will be a small team like West Brom who will snatch maximum points from you. Chelsea is so good right now that anything I say against them would be an emotional assessment not a factual one. Jose Mourinho was clever to fake a Cesc Fabregas injury so that he couldn’t play for Spain last week because miraculously, he has recovered from a hamstring problem and will line up against West Brom. Diego Costa is fit so between the two of them those are two goals already. But who says West Brom won’t do a Spurs on Chelsea. Or a Man United as they did last season. Football is unpredictable and anything could happen, particularly when you have prayer on your side. My Prayer is that the Blues underestimate West Brom and come out with a draw. Like I said: emotion not logic.


Crystal Palace Vs Liverpool, Tomorrow 4:30pm,

My Prediction: Palace...0 Reds....2


Liverpool are a lost cause. After selling their team to Barcelona in the summer, their only hope Daniel Sturridge has begun to spend more time in the sick room than on the pitch. On a serious note, it is very sad because this could have been a very special season for Sturridge. He could have taken over from Luis Suarez to become the scoring darling of Anfield. It really is unfortunate. Liverpool are currently 11th in the standings after losing to Chelsea and Newcastle and drawing with Hull City in their last three matches. In fact, they have lost five matches already in the eleven played this season. What is Brendan Rodgers going to do? Lucky for him Neil Warnock seems clueless when it comes to managing Palace. In their 11 games played, they’ve won just twice; against Everton and Leicester. They’ve lost four of their last five matches and are going no-where. This is going to be such a boring game when Liverpool will win and somehow feel proud of beating such a useless side.

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