I'm not gonna lie about it, aside from the back four, whom I think have continued their form(minus the last few games)from last season into this, the rest of the side have seriously underwhelmed me so far. They look devoid of energy and ideas, and seriously seriously short of any pace. The transfer business we have done has been average so far. I'm not completely gutted at the outgoings, maybe I was hoping Pritchard would be able to make the step up but I'm not losing any sleep over it. I'm hoping Dembele will come back and the whole shape and function of the team will fall back into place. One of the reasons we did so well last year was the continuity of the side, same X1, week after week, everyone complimenting each other. I think Eriksen will regain some form with the return of Dembele too. So, that's my moaning minny bit over with and the heart of my point is this.. Give Man Utd, Man City and Chelsea Everton away, Palace at home and Liverpool at home and do they have 9 points? Unlikely. Give us Bournemouth away, Southampton at home and Hull away or Sunderland at home, Stoke away and West Ham at home or West Ham at home, Watford away and Burnley at home do we have 9 points? Possibly. Maybe. I'd expect at least 7. So, it's not all bad, and we haven't really even got out of first gear yet. So though it seems I'm a bit miserable about it all I'm actually not. 2 wins in our next 2 will be very nice. Hurry back Mousa.