Don't we usually start season like this after Pochs demanding pre-season? Good to get as many points as possible in this perioid until we hit form in a couple of months. Transfer window being open in Europe is a bit of a problem though!
We've seen how vulnerable Arsenal and Liverpool are this season. Fourth place is there for the taking. This could be the right time to pay top money for a striker like Bony. If only we could find buyers for some of our fringe players..
I think it will be the same team as against Everton although in CM we could use some fresh legs. Chadli, Lamela, Paulinho are probably the ones replacing tiring players in the 2nd half but I'd like to see what Stambouli can do in a league match. Could be an ideal game to give him a start.
Pardew made a double change at half time, it had an instant impact. Poch should've done the same thing with at least 30 min to go. Ten minutes in the end is not enough for a striker when we're already desperate and playing long balls. Poor result and worrying performance.