Meanwhile in the Home Nations / Saturday Premier League Open Thread

Oh. My. - Clive Rose

Turns out that just because Chelsea have decamped to Japan, the powers that be have not put the rest of the Premier League on hold.

Like some sort of collective Tyler Durden, the Premier League is ready to unleash Project Mayhem on a Chelsea sleeping on the other side of the world. I am Jack's divided attentions and confused priorities.

Entering Matchday 17, Manchester United hold a comfortable lead of six and ten points, respectively, over second place Manchester City and third place Chelsea. Both Manchesters will be in action today: City away to Newcastle in the early game (7:45 A.M. EST); United home to Sunderland in one of the 10 A.M. EST kickoffs. Did you know that United have scored 40 goals already this season? That's ten (10!) more than the next highest and on pace for 95 - a potentially serious challenge on Chelsea's record of 103. Booooooooooooo...

Snapping on the heels of Chelsea are Everton, Tottenham, and West Bromwich Albion. While the latter two don't play until Sunday, Everton has the unenviable task today of traveling to take on Stoke City - a place from where no visiting team has emerged with more than one point yet this season. Coincidentally enough, Everton are the only other team in the Premier League who remain undefeated at home.

Elsewhere, Liverpool will look to solidify their spot in the (teehee) top half of the table as they host Aston Villa, while two likable but quite bad and uninteresting teams in Norwich City and Wigan Athletic will battle it out for something. Also, there will be a London "derby" (another one!) between Fulham and QPR. I think it'd be amazing if Redknapp's side managed to make it through whole season winless. And by amazing I mean abso-freaking-lutely hilarious. Come on you sexy Berbatovs Fulham!

Discuss.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join We Ain't Got No History

You must be a member of We Ain't Got No History to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at We Ain't Got No History. You should read them.

Join We Ain't Got No History

You must be a member of We Ain't Got No History to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at We Ain't Got No History. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9353_tracker