Soccer Weekend: Chelsea Meet Arsenal in Battle of The Disappointing

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LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 05: Managers Arsene Wenger of Arsenal and Jose Mourinho manager of Chelsea clash during the Barclays Premier League match between Chelsea and Arsenal at Stamford Bridge on October 4, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

The first round of Champions League fixtures is in the metaphorical books, with one wonder strike etched in the collective soccer memory. This weekend, we return to the domestic leagues. Beyond a choice few, it’s not the greatest set of fixtures.

More interesting is the world player’s union, FIFPro, filing a lawsuit against FIFA to overhaul the transfer system. The most significant reform: getting rid of transfer fees. The EPL alone spent more than $1.3 billion in the last window. 

Matches To Watch

Chelsea vs. Arsenal: Arsene vs. Jose. The Professor vs. The Special One. [autotag]Chelsea[/autotag] are off to an abysmal start, with four points from five matches. [autotag]Arsenal[/autotag] have been a comparatively moderate disappointment. The Gunners are in 4th place with 10 points. But, after declining to sign a striker, they’ve scored only five goals. Will one of these clubs get off their duffs and challenge Man City for the title?

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