English Premier League: Reaction to Week 11 Play

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Well, that’s one more week of the 2014-15 Premier League Campaign in the books.  And as always, it was pretty fantastic.  If you missed it because you were busy or just plain like sleeping too much (and who can blame you? I have trouble waking up for these games too), don’t worry.  I’ve got you.  Yup, it’s time to play “Monday (Sunday) Morning (Evening) Centre Back”  and review this weekends results!

This weekend proved rather rough for some of the bigger names in England, and saw several underdog and lower-table teams move up the table several spots.

Before looking into this week’s results, let’s take a moment to acknowledge the good, bad, and ugly of week 11.

Good: Our player of week in Week 11 was Charlie Austin for his role in QPR drawing Manchester City.  One goal and a forced own goal by Austin was the only thing standing in between City and 3 points.  One offside call and one botched goal kick were the only thing keeping Austin from tallying 4, and he was quite literally a one man team.

Bad: Liverpool.  Liverpool rested the majority of its players midweek to prepare for this weekend.  Basically, abandoning this year’s Champions League campaign to make sure they can qualify for next years’.  Not a great strategy, considering they still ended up losing to Chelsea.

Ugly: Manchester City’s third kits.  Purple and neon yellow? The City 3rd kits look like what the Minnesota Vikings would wear if they were a soccer team.  And If they were radioactive.  Meh, I guess they’re 3rd kits instead of 2nd kits for a reason.