In the world of football, there is always something interesting happening. This week’s episode of Squeaky Bum Time focused on the relegation battle of the Premier League, reviews of some of the recent games and a look at the Champions League fixtures.
The episode started with a discussion about the relegation battle plaguing the Premier League. Nine teams are vying for survival with only five points separating them. The host dives into details about xG per ninety and goalkeeping, as well as game state and how it affects teams. He then hypothesizes that Bournemouth, Southampton, and either Leicester or Forest will be relegated this season.
The conversation then moved on to covering reviews of the Liverpool vs Bournemouth, Manchester United vs Southampton and Arsenal vs Fulham games. Special attention was given to players involved in these games, such as Philip Billing for his goal for Bournemouth against Liverpool, Dango Oterra for his performance in that match, and Ruben Sellis for his work as manager of Southampton. The talk then shifted to Arsenal’s front three players who have been performing well recently.
The Champions League fixtures were also discussed in this episode with a breakdown of various teams’ performances such as Fulham, Crystal Palace and Manchester City being analyzed through their underlying numbers and recent matches. Special attention was given to Manchester City’s lack of creativity lately and what potential implications their upcoming game against Leipzig may have.
Other Champions League fixtures were also discussed with respect to their current standings along with Chelsea, Leicester City and Everton Brentford with respect to both the Champions League and relegation battles. Additionally, controversy surrounding Gary Linker’s remarks about immigrants was discussed along with the show of solidarity from Match of the Day commentators by broadcasting a shortened episode in response.
Lastly, viewers were encouraged to support their local USL team noting that tickets are relatively inexpensive and atmosphere is enjoyable at these matches.
Overall this episode provided an insightful look into various aspects of football from relegation battles to Champions League standings; from current controversies to highlights from recent games; all while encouraging viewers to get out there and show their support for their local teams!