Saturday EPL Review: Chelsea, Blackpool and Aston Villa ignite the new season!!

@ram_cv (16516)
India
August 15, 2010 6:32am CST
EPL kicked off in grand style yesterday. Chelsea, Blackpool and Aston Villa were the big winners of the day. Blackpool probably was the upset of the day!! Not only did they win, but they won big 4-0 at Wigan!! I was also impressed by Tottenham's performance especially in the first half against Man City when they should have scored at least 4 goals, but finally ended up in a 0-0 draw!! What is your take on the results? Cheers! Ram
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@sjlskl (3385)
• Singapore
15 Aug 10
I have expected Chelsea to steamroll WBA. Aston Villa did very well after the shock departure of Martin O'Neill just a few days ago. Blackpool is definitely the shock of the day. Lets hope they can get enough points to survive the drop this season and not be like Hull City a couple of seasons ago where they did very well in the first half of the season only to lose steam and barely escape the drop.
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@gunagohan (3415)
• India
15 Aug 10
Blackpool has the potential to cruise into top 10 finish of this season.. The way they played yesterday was really spectacular!!!
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@sjlskl (3385)
• Singapore
15 Aug 10
I did not watch the match but I would definitely love to see them in the top 10 position.
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@ram_cv (16516)
• India
15 Aug 10
Most championship sides do well in the first half of their premiership season. But then they start to struggle exactly like Hull as you pointed out. Let's see Blackpool for a few more matches before we can guess on how they will fare this season. Cheers! Ram
• United States
15 Aug 10
Chelsea won Yea! I mist be the only ex who still roots for her ex's teams. I hope Tottenham sees the tie a good thing. They will score And win next time? I hope so. I like a good upset!
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@ram_cv (16516)
• India
16 Aug 10
Chelsea were really professional in their 6-0 win. Didier Drogba scored the first hat trick of this season. Cheers! Ram
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• United States
16 Aug 10
Are hat tricks common?
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@ram_cv (16516)
• India
29 Aug 10
In fact hat tricks are very uncommon. Very few strikers score hat tricks. Cheers! Ram
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@TeamCholent (2843)
• United States
15 Aug 10
Chelsea for sure threw down the gauntlet and let everyone know it will be pushing ahead and you either keep up or give up. They might not have spent a lot but like I always say, 11 stars don't make a team but this is a team for sure! Blackpool, I feel it might have just been a lucky game for them but then again 4-0 away is not so much luck, there has to be more to it. Great result for them and with such performances we can look forward to a close season in all areas. Aston Villa, well we know they are playing for the top 4 position and might have a great chance at it but only time will tell. Spurs, great team and unlucky to have not won but I hope they bounce back from this opener. Man City, they will learn the hard way that money does not buy success or results, it only buys famous players and heavy books. Now lets see what United have to offer and get a better idea of what to expect this season.
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@ram_cv (16516)
• India
16 Aug 10
Yes, Spurs were up against an inspired Joe Hart. And now we see why Capello should have played him in the goal ahead of Robert Green!! Hart was really a closed door in front of he goal as far as the Spurs were concerned!! Cheers! Ram
@gunagohan (3415)
• India
15 Aug 10
Drogba's hat-rick for Chelsea in the opening match is very excellent.. Malouda and Lampard delivered well. It's a great team effort.. Blackpool's entry also did a same thing.. Now waiting for the rivals clash Arsenal vs Liverpool and also tomorrow's MUFC's match
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@ram_cv (16516)
• India
15 Aug 10
Yes, Chelsea's performance was a warning to all the other teams that they mean business in this season. Not only are they winning, they are winning big these days. I am also looking forward to today's match and hope it would be a blockbuster. Cheers! Ram
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