With no early matches and the transfer deadline not moved later to accommodate managers wanting to make late changes, we're going with one chat only today. Here's how I'm lining them up (unless I made some crazy late night Friday trades after hitting "Publish"):
Vincent Kompany, Ronnie Stam, Michael Dawson
Santi Cazorla, Michu, Gareth Bale, Samir Nasri, Graham Dorrans
Romelu Lukaku, Callum McManaman
I don't love it but neither do I hate it.
As we look ahead to next week, here's the schedule that favors Chelsea, Spurs, and Arsenal for sure and Manchester United, Manchester City and Newcastle if they are still paying attention by next weekend.
- Aston Villa v Chelsea
- Stoke City v Tottenham Hotspur
- Everton v West Ham United
- Fulham v Liverpool
- Norwich City v West Bromwich Albion
- Sunderland v Southampton
- Queens Park Rangers v Newcastle United
- Manchester United v Swansea City
- Arsenal v Wigan Athletic
- Reading v Manchester City