The transfer window closes at midnight and although speculations have been wild as usual in the press, it seems midnight will come and pass without the biggest surprises. However, Andre Schürrle from Chelsea to Wolfsburg and Juan Cuadrado coming in as replacement looks to go through in time.
Speaking of Chelsea, on Saturday the Blues faced Manchester City in an early season finale in the Premier League. Despite a fierce start to the game and both teams scoring in the first half, it eventually became abundantly clear that Mourinho would settle for a point. And he got it of course. The gap still remains at 5 points.
In the battle for the Champions League spots, Southampton disappointed and lost 1-0 to Swansea on Sunday. Gary Monk’s game plan worked to perfection and was crowned by a screamer of a winner from Jonjo Shelvey. Manchester United and Arsenal both won as expected, as did Spurs. West Bromwich was very unlucky not to score in that game, much thanks to Hugo Lloris’ magnificent performance.
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On Anfield, a much-expected return was sweetened by a clinical signature finish and a 2-0 win. Liverpool has missed Daniel Sturridge in the first half of the season, but he’s back to make an ever stronger looking Liverpool contenders for the vital 4th place.
No Monday Night Football tonight, but I guess the excitement that is Deadline Day will be enough. There are some FA Cup replays to look forward to though, and next weekend is Derby Weekend! Stay tuned.