Wayne Rooney’s demise. The Manchester United striker has had several games since the start of the season to ‘get back in form’, but he’s been a shadow of the Manchester United top goalscorer from last season. Macca and Spraggy look at the off-field stories that have dogged Rooney and what Rooney needs to do to get himself back in form for Manchester United and England.
Fact or Fiction: Is Maraoune Chamakh the signing of the season? He’s looked really good for Arsenal in the games he’s played, especially for a free signing. But has he really made a big splash or are there other summer Premier League signings who’ve done better than the Arsenal striker?
The X-aggerated Factor: Will Chelsea will maul Arsenal again this weekend? Both Chelsea and Arsenal picked up surprise defeats last weekend (although three wins in a row means Manchester City aren’t as much of a surprise anymore), but don’t Chelsea have a better squad than Arsenal? Alison Bender discusses the big weekend game and reckons it will come down as much to Arsenal’s team selection as their mental strength and their ability to stop Drogba from scoring again for Chelsea.
The Shoot-Out: Spraggy’s walkout, Bambi, Playing Chicken and Celtic’s hoops.
Chelsea v Arsenal Prediction: The three hosts and guest Alison Bender all back the same team to win in Chelsea v Arsenal game this weekend. So does Soccerlens, in fact.
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