Week 5, where you start paying attention to where your team is in the table:
• We start with Burnley vs. Liverpool Sunderland, a 4:40 AM PST start on ESPN2. Thanks ESPN. You’re not going to get me up for that one, even with 5 red bulls, four jelly donuts, and naked cheerleaders (all with their teeth perfectly aligned). Sorry ESPN. I’m betting on no match-up piece this week.
• A quick note and apology, TSG doesn’t cover the UEFA Cup/Europa League. We’re a small publication and we’ll start covering more of the Champion’s League once the knockout rounds begin.
• It’s all about Sunday this week. You have Chelsea and Tottenham facing off and then the derby everyone’s been waiting for: United vs. City. Sadly, the shiny new City sportscar is missing a couple horsepower with Adebayor now suspended for three games for his premeditated stomp and Big Mouth Tevez afflicted by injury and most likely out of the contest.
Some more notes from the derby: