I knew he was going to do well but needed some roster separation from Jeremy and Nik. Here's hoping Friedel does his part. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)
Rough day for me yesterday. Not so much because the players I had didn't do well so much as the players I DIDN'T have did very well. Tim Howard and Steven Pienaar both had excellent matches against Fulham and Marouane Fellaini shockingly had a second straight match where he was productive in the attack. This doesn't bode well for my bid to catch Jeremy and Nik for the lead amongst our little crew of bloggers but with Friedel still having a chance to bring me back a bit closer today and sitting in the low 200s, I can't say I'm feeling at all sorry for myself.
I do also want to apologize for the SBNation outage yesterday. What a collection of first halves we had yesterday and in the middle of it all the site (and all SBNation sites) went down. We have been on this platform for almost the entire season and this is the first major hiccup of this nature. The timing was unfortunate but hopefully all of the issues have been addressed and normal service will resume.
With that in mind, I'm extremely curious to see what we get from Chelsea and Spurs today. Arsenal and Newcastle have certainly left the door open. The question will be whether one or both of the teams playing today will be able to walk through that door.
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