The 6th week of Premier League action sees half of the fixtures shown live on UK TV, with four of the remaining fixtures (including Everton vs Norwich City) kicking off at 15:00 BST on Saturday; highlights on MotD.

Saturday 25 September 2021

Chelsea v Man City – 12:30 BST on BT Sport 1
Final Score – 16:00 BST on BBC One
Brentford v Liverpool – 17:30 BST on Sky Sports
Match of the Day – 22:30 BST on BBC One

Sunday 26 September 2021

Match of the Day (Repeat) – 07:35 BST on BBC One
Southampton v Wolves – 14:00 BST on Sky Sports
Arsenal v Tottenham Hotspur – 16:30 BST on Sky Sports
Match of the Day 2 – 22:30 BST on BBC One

Monday 27 September 2021

Crystal Palace v Brighton & Hove Albion – 20:00 BST on Sky Sports

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Dale Self
1 Posted 25/09/2021 at 12:31:25
Cmon Citeh. Suck it Douchel.
Danny O’Neill
2 Posted 25/09/2021 at 13:00:47
Can see these 2 just cancelling themselves out.
Dale Self
3 Posted 25/09/2021 at 13:24:01
That’s the early look but City is getting behind. Just not sending the 2nd wave for the cutback pass for fear of giving a chance to counter. Jesus not being able to get past Alonso is disappointing
Dale Self
4 Posted 25/09/2021 at 13:44:37
0-1citeh. Jesus does the work to get a deflected shot past Mendy
Michael Kenrick
5 Posted 25/09/2021 at 14:20:12
What the fuck! Are they contriving to give this bloody trophy to them red bastard, the only team now unbeaten?
Bill Gall
6 Posted 25/09/2021 at 14:29:03
And Utd loose and to put the top hat on it Fernandez misses a penalty
Kieran Kinsella
7 Posted 25/09/2021 at 14:35:17
Solskjaer has done a Koeman with his scattergun recruiting. New contract for Cavan then they add Ronaldo. Bring in Sancho when they’ve got Martial, Rashford and Greenwood. Lots of money spent but a crap midfield and unbalanced defense. Surely the clocks ticking on his time
Dale Self
8 Posted 25/09/2021 at 17:50:59
Cmon Bees Suck it Jurgy
Dale Self
9 Posted 25/09/2021 at 17:57:53
Bees 1-0 red shite!!!
Dale Self
10 Posted 25/09/2021 at 18:03:33
Too easy: centre-back blew coverage. 1-1
Brent Stephens
11 Posted 25/09/2021 at 19:20:36
What a game at Brentford.
Bill Gall
12 Posted 25/09/2021 at 19:22:29
3---3 at Brentford 5 min to go
Brent Stephens
13 Posted 25/09/2021 at 19:25:33
3-3 final score.
James Flynn
14 Posted 25/09/2021 at 19:26:55
That was a fun game. Too bad that young fellow was offside for the 4th goal.
Dale Self
15 Posted 25/09/2021 at 19:27:43
That captured English football well. Fantastic Brentford! That other team... meh. It was nice to see both managers enjoying a moment late in the game.

We are 1 point off 1st. UTFT!

Mike Gaynes
16 Posted 25/09/2021 at 19:28:38
A hearty Bravo! to my second team... courageous, committed effort for that splendid draw.

COYB!!! (Come on you Bees)

Jay Harris
17 Posted 25/09/2021 at 19:44:46
Lovely to see the crowd at a traditional club enjoying the moment and of course seeing the other shower drop 2 points.
Phil (Kelsall) Roberts
18 Posted 25/09/2021 at 20:05:22
Everton, the only home team to take 3 points, sadly for the Bees.

Onwards and Upwards, my fellow Blues. 5 points better than these 6 fixtures last season – and with Leicester 5 points down, Spurs only 1 up, Arsenal 2 down and Leeds 4 down, this is putting us in the mix for Europe in 2022-23.

Add to this we have scored 8 more so a +6 on the GD compared to the last season's games.

Happy Saturday!

Danny O’Neill
19 Posted 25/09/2021 at 20:12:56
Had to leave The Bramley Moore with the score at 3-3. Run / walk to Lime Street and made the 19:48 to Euston with 2 minutes to spare.

Just seen the result. Nice. My brother praising the Brentford keeper, as is Klopp I see.

Bill Gienapp
20 Posted 25/09/2021 at 21:15:35
Remember when Leeds were the league darlings we were supposed to be emulating (according to many on here)?
Danny O’Neill
21 Posted 25/09/2021 at 21:43:13
And Wolves before them Bill. West Ham will be next and maybe Villa (please no - internal household politics).

We are Everton, not Leeds or anyone else. Everton. Focus on our own game and journey. Which is to Wembley in May, Europe next year and Bramley-Moore Dock to lift the title in 20-whatever!

Okay, I've been to Goodison and seen us win and I've had a few refreshments so I'm in nostalgic mode!!

We've started well points-wise. it might not have been pretty, but I'm taking it for what it is for now.

James Flynn
22 Posted 25/09/2021 at 00:19:10
"Remember when Leeds were the league darlings we were supposed to be emulating (according to many on here)".

Nope, not in ToffeeWeb. You might be referring to Leicester, though, not Leeds.

Wolves neither.

Rob Halligan
23 Posted 26/09/2021 at 00:44:13
James # 22. No, you’re wrong mate, it’s West Ham we are now meant to be emulating. Well until the Europa League finally takes over, which it did, funnily enough, following their game in Zagreb followed by a home defeat.
Bill Gienapp
24 Posted 26/09/2021 at 03:18:33
James (22) - I'm exaggerating, but there was definitely a burst of chatter at the end of last season (after Leeds vaulted us on GD) that they were a superior side and that they played the sort of football we should aspire to (never mind that they were extremely erratic and defensively poor most of the season, and basically just finished on a hot streak). This extended into the managerial search, when quite a few argued that we should try and pry Bielsa away from them.

Anyway, I'm sure Leeds will be fine in the long run, but I'm not surprised that they've regressed this season.

Kieran Kinsella
25 Posted 26/09/2021 at 04:24:33
It’s not politically correct to say anything positive about the RS but in fairness Klopp showed good sportsmanship in the Brentford game. There was a moment when the RS almost scored at the end and he and Franks laughed and exchanged “wow” looks. I think Klopp is an excitable character and just appreciated a good game of football.
Danny O’Neill
26 Posted 26/09/2021 at 10:20:23
He was very complementary about their keeper, Kieran, who my brother has called out even before yesterday. Volatile character Klopp. I'm still waiting for his meltdown when things don't go well. Okay, maybe there's a bit of hope there!

Big match for Arteta today. Even though I hate the sack-early culture and it's still only September, he'll feel the heat if this goes the wrong way.

Dare I say, so is next Saturday's fixture for Solskjaer. As much as I liked him as a player and individual, here's hoping Benitez can school him tactically. That's going to be a long 90 minutes. I think I'll go for a long walk and leave the phone so I can disconnect.

I know I won't!!!

Rob Halligan
27 Posted 26/09/2021 at 10:29:26
Looking at the “goals for” column for both Arsenal and Spurs, don't expect a flood of goals in this one. Arsenal have scored two and Spurs three, five between them!

Probably be a 4-4 draw now!

Danny O’Neill
28 Posted 26/09/2021 at 11:55:52
What's the odds on that, Rob? I'm checking out Paddy Power.

200-1 for the 4 -4

I've gone with 2 - 2 at 12-1

Phil (Kelsall) Roberts
29 Posted 26/09/2021 at 12:58:20
Yes, North London is the place to be to see exciting football with loads of goals.

5 Matches with goals from:

Chelsea 5
Spurs 2
Arsenal 1

Yes, Chelsea is a West London team – they were the away side.

Phil (Kelsall) Roberts
30 Posted 26/09/2021 at 14:53:14
Judging by the live text for #SOUWOL, then ours may not have been the most technically inept and boring game of the weekend.
Dale Self
31 Posted 26/09/2021 at 16:29:11
Good spot, Kieran, he is human albeit a stained one. Arteta knows with this he could buy much needed time and confidence. I expect some Arsenal aggression and for them to go up 1-0. Then it will get derby-like and I hope Nuno shrivels (regretting I was for him as a replacement in the early part of our search – too conservative).
Dale Self
32 Posted 26/09/2021 at 16:42:31
That was nice. 1-0 Arsenal.
Danny O’Neill
33 Posted 26/09/2021 at 16:44:48
Nicely worked goal by Arsenal. You kind of sensed it was coming.
Dale Self
34 Posted 26/09/2021 at 16:52:11
What's the deal? Is Flick looking for a Premier League job and his agent let the network know with a weighty envelope?
James Flynn
35 Posted 26/09/2021 at 16:59:42
A rocking crowd at the Emirates?
Dale Self
36 Posted 26/09/2021 at 17:01:25
Yeah another class goal, lightning break thru midfield. 2-0 don't stop there!
Rob Halligan
37 Posted 26/09/2021 at 17:04:58
3-0 Arsenal!! Still just under an hour to go. Maybe one team will score 4!!
Dale Self
38 Posted 26/09/2021 at 17:06:59
Yeeeuh! Kane does a fine Slippy G impression and Arsenal say thank you very much and weave a couple of passes into the clear and 3 fucking NIL. Spurs look like they could crack.
Paul Smith
39 Posted 26/09/2021 at 17:08:13
Thank fuck we swerved Nuno.
Danny O’Neill
40 Posted 26/09/2021 at 17:09:36
Well I said it was a big game for Arteta. Maybe I should have said a big game for Nuno.

Talisman and main striker didn't want to be there. Probably still would rather be somewhere else.

Glad we dodged the Nuno bullet, to be fair.

Rob Halligan
41 Posted 26/09/2021 at 17:20:02
Well, as it stands, Arsenal leap frog Spurs on goal difference. Still plenty more goals in this game I reckon. Probably finish 3-0 now!
Roger Sunde
42 Posted 26/09/2021 at 17:21:45
He's become pure cancer, has Kane now. We might have seen the same if Rafa had used an unhappy James. Just can't use wantaway players, the whole squad deteriorates.
Tony Abrahams
43 Posted 26/09/2021 at 17:30:50
My own view about modern football is that it’s mostly about aggressive running, and I think that’s why Arsenal are killing Spurs today
Dale Self
44 Posted 26/09/2021 at 17:36:22
And a good point about needing that when lacking guile In the midfield Tony. Let’s all be thankful that Hojberg didn’t like us. Decent footballer just don’t like him.
Danny O’Neill
45 Posted 26/09/2021 at 17:38:22
Arsenal had too much energy for Tottenham first half Tony. Not surprised to see Alle hooked at half time. A shadow of the potential we were watching a couple of seasons ago.

Got one eye on the Lazio v Roma Derby and its 2 - 0 Lazio right now, which goes against my Italian grain!!

Kieran Kinsella
46 Posted 26/09/2021 at 17:45:57
Mourinho overloaded Spurs with water carriers and expected Kane and Son to work magic. Now they’re goals have dried up there’s no plan B.

Teta doing what he’s done the last two years keeping a cycle of bad runs followed by good ones going and staying mediocre

Dale Self
47 Posted 26/09/2021 at 17:58:16
Tomayisu has been impressive at both ends
Dale Self
48 Posted 26/09/2021 at 18:24:37
Spursy. Folded like a taco.
Bill Gall
49 Posted 26/09/2021 at 18:49:24
I wonder how long it will be before D Levy will be calling Nuno into his office?
Kevin Molloy
50 Posted 27/09/2021 at 10:14:55
The way Villa wound up Ratfink made my weekend. The balls on that goalie, standing there in the middle of Old Trafford, bellowing at Ronaldo 'You should be taking this penalty! Not him!'

Sometimes you just have to doff your cap to world-class trolling.

Denis Hignett
51 Posted 27/09/2021 at 11:06:27
If anyone is in need of a good laugh, watch the last few minutes of Sunday night's Match of the Day 2 re: the Man Utd penalty.
Soren Moyer
52 Posted 27/09/2021 at 20:39:51
According to SB Nation, RS have reached an agreement with BHA for Bissouma transfer in January. Will cost them £40M. The Red Shite are cherry-picking the best of the Premier League atm!
Danny O’Neill
53 Posted 27/09/2021 at 20:52:06
Perfectly executed penalty from Zaha.

I have to say, thoughtless by the 2 Brighton defenders. First the push and then the barge to make sure it was a penalty.

The push was outside the box but it made me think of the initial challenge on Gomes by Son that led to him being off balance before falling into the tackle that snapped his ankle.

Michael Kenrick
54 Posted 27/09/2021 at 21:55:05
My bad. I never do the table update until the match is done. But I'd just given Palace the win. Oh dear...
Danny O’Neill
55 Posted 27/09/2021 at 22:04:25
Well, that was an eventful end to an uneventful match.

You can look at that 2 ways. Great first time ball over the defence or poor defending?

I was kind of smugly pleased to see the Palace supporters shut up!

Rob Halligan
56 Posted 27/09/2021 at 22:32:44
I'd say poor defending, Danny. Was a poor kick from the Palace goalie, then when the ball was knocked back, a Palace defender seemed to pull his head away from the ball, allowing Maupay a free run on goal.

Was a cool finish though. I thought we might have made a bit more of an effort to sign him in the summer, but I suppose FFP put an end to that.

Bobby Mallon
57 Posted 27/09/2021 at 22:35:11
I see Uefa have dropped all charges against all teams who wanted a breakaway European Super League (shock horror).
Danny O’Neill
58 Posted 27/09/2021 at 22:37:40
Yeah, having watched the analysis, I'd go with poor defending too Rob. For whatever reason, the defender pulls away from it when all he needed to do was get contact of some sort.

Yes, lovely finish. Always a gamble to attempt the lob when a slider pass is easier, but it was a beauty. Great interview with Henry too. Although Carragher's French was a bit Bootle.

Bill Gienapp
59 Posted 27/09/2021 at 22:38:58
Oof – imagine having the match all but won and giving up a last second equalizer like that.

Of course, I don't think I'll see anything as bad as when we somehow gave away a two goal lead in the last 90 seconds against Newcastle.

Dermot O'Brien
60 Posted 27/09/2021 at 22:50:45
I see on BBC website that Spurs are only the second team in Premier League history to win their first three games and lose the next three.

I think we're the other one. Anyone remember? Was mid 90s-ish I think.

Danny O’Neill
61 Posted 27/09/2021 at 23:03:03
1993 Dermot. The 2nd Kendall coming. I remember the then very new Mrs Danny telling me we could win the league and me responding by telling her we were a shit show and a storm was brewing. She called me a miserable pessimist. The season culminated in that Wimbledon match. I'm no prophet, but I do have footballing senses.

That's when she used to try and be nice about Everton before realising they were competition and the other woman in my life.

Ed Prytherch
62 Posted 27/09/2021 at 00:16:21
I watched the Palace-Brighton game on TV today. IMO, Conor Gallagher would be a great addition to our midfield when we get rid of Gbamin and Delph. He is much more effective than Gomes and Davies and he is still only 21 and Chelsea keep loaning him out to average teams. His wage is probably not massive and I doubt that he would ever get regular playing time in Chelsea's first team.
Dale Self
63 Posted 28/09/2021 at 00:32:25
£15M for Tomiyasu and he looked Premier League ready yesterday. Maitland-Niles may be available with continued performances like that.
Dermot O'Brien
64 Posted 28/09/2021 at 07:39:50
Cheers Danny. Another first for Everton! Get in! :)
Eddie Dunn
65 Posted 28/09/2021 at 08:28:56
Ed -I agree, the lad is so sharp and has an incredible engine. An upgrade on what we have.
Bill Gall
66 Posted 28/09/2021 at 21:37:25
What a game PSG has 2 shots on goal 2 goals Messi last 1 a beauty other 1 by ex Everton player
Fran Mitchell
67 Posted 28/09/2021 at 21:53:23
And to think that in his time here, Gana Gueye was much maligned by 50% of the people on here (and much loved by the other 50% btw). Not good enough for us, many would claim.


Kunal Desai
68 Posted 28/09/2021 at 21:57:18
Well in Carlo lad. I see home form still troubling you.
Rob Halligan
69 Posted 28/09/2021 at 22:10:21
Fran, I would say that Gueye was MOTM tonight. Thought he was superb. Scores a great goal, broke up a lot of city attacks and also seemed to get forward a fair bit. Great game by Gana.
Tony Abrahams
70 Posted 28/09/2021 at 22:14:09
Arsene Wenger, was absolutely light years ahead when it came to getting his team to play the beautiful game Brian, and when I look at the Emerites stadium, I always think of Wenger, and how he consistently qualified for the champions league, whilst having the lowest net-spend in football.
David Pearl
71 Posted 28/09/2021 at 22:14:38
Just this weekend l was thinking how good Doucoure was and how much better we would be if Allan was a bit faster. Shame Gana left l thought.

I hope we play Davies just in front of our defensive 4 vs Utd. Ask him to do a job. Doubt it but we need an extra body l think along with Richy back, of course.

Anyway, nice to see Gana doing well and Messi keeping it going.

Paul Birmingham
72 Posted 28/09/2021 at 22:57:10
Great to see Gana, in good form and good player company excelling tonight, and the pocket rocket, scored a cracker along with Messi.

How K DBryune didn’t get a red card is incredible, but good too see some good play and hopefully some good play at United by Everton, this Saturday.

James Flynn
73 Posted 28/09/2021 at 22:57:51
Fran (68) - "And to think that in his time here, Gana Gueye was much maligned by 50% of the people on here."

Don't be dramatic. Other than the handful of "We suck" usuals + Steve Ferns "analysis" concluding Gana was the reason Schneiderlin was shit, that young boy was respected all-round.

Wish we kept him. Delighted for him.

That aside, my sense of humor being what it is, laughed at our recent ex-manager losing to a club from a country that doesn't exist.

Bill Gienapp
74 Posted 29/09/2021 at 02:14:28
Kunal (69) - that made me LOL (it's funny because it's true)
Kieran Kinsella
75 Posted 29/09/2021 at 04:45:41
James Flynn

I wouldn’t say it was 50 percent. It was just Steve Ferns who did 50 percent of the posts in the Silva era

Phil (Kelsall) Roberts
76 Posted 29/09/2021 at 08:09:08
Will the pub quiz question in the future - name the only team where Ancelotti was manager and from who he was not sacked?

And which club sacked him twice?

Steve Brown
77 Posted 29/09/2021 at 08:38:01
Bad result for Real Madrid, although it was their first home defeat of the season. They top La Liga and are undefeated without a ‘galatico’ in the side. They defeated Inter Milan away in their last game in the CL. Sure it’s all luck though.
Mike Gaynes
78 Posted 29/09/2021 at 20:39:36
James #74, you forget the guy here who spent dozens of posts on dismissing Gana as a "tackling machine" who couldn't pass.

Rob #83, it's a security measure against crowd violence. Keepers are all big guys. They can double as bodyguards to protect the bench.

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