This weekend, there are a fair few matches set up for a rosey, laughable upset to mock our friends, family and enemies over on Monday:
Chelsea v West Ham
Aston Villa v Arsenal
Tottenham v Birmingham
Wigan v Manchester City
Liverpool v Bolton
New managers are the order of the day. The biggest banana peel we can see here lies in North London, Aston Villa are riding high off thrashing Blackburn like an ugly child and Arsenal have often suffered a blip in form after a European loss. New team or not, they’re missing some key midfield players and will some big performances from unlikely sourcs. Spurs just got by a random Danish team no one had ever heard of, and still look like utter clowns in defense. Ramos may say they’re working on it in training, but a couple of days won’t be enough. Birmingham will be up for a fight and have the new-manager smell to get them fired up.
We can’t see West Ham pulling it off away at Chelsea though, and Manchester City will probably draw with Wigan without Elano. Liverpool should continue their run by thumping Bolton, who might be a bit cocky after beating United.
But let us know who you think is the most likely to have their ancestors shamed this weekend.