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Premier League positives: A weekly attempt to say something nice about every club

Brooks Peck
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DT debuted this feature last week and it felt pretty good to break up the constant rush of negativity with a glance at the bright side of things. So let's keep it going.

Arsenal: If Per Mertesacker starts yelling at the opposition as much as he did at Mesut Ozil for not slapping his hands together in the general direction of the fans, Arsenal will be very intimidating.

Aston Villa: It took Fulham AND Manchester United to beat Villa by a combined score of 5-0 in the last two matches, but Spurs lost 5-0 to Liverpool in just one match.

Cardiff City: Beat West Brom and got Steve Clarke sacked, which made Saido Berahino tweet and delete an expletive laced comment that might get him in trouble all in the same day. That's the modern football trifecta right there. Not bad for a newly promoted club.

Chelsea: Fernando Torres doubled his Premier League goal total for the season! Merry Christmas!

Crystal Palace: Marouane Chamakh now has three goals in his last three matches and four on the season. Whatever Arsene Wenger did to ruin him, Palace have now restored.

Everton: Four points out of first place (and six points ahead of David Moyes) in December.

Fulham: Second to last in the table, but Clint Dempsey might have decided that he's not too good for Fulham anymore.

Hull City: More points than goals in their last three matches. That's David Blaine type magic.

Liverpool: There's still two weeks before Luis Suarez can once again attempt to force his way out of the club!

Man City: If away matches didn't count, they would have a perfect eight wins in as many matches this season. And if anyone is rich enough to make that a new rule, it's Sheikh Mansour.

Man United: Jose Mourinho said they're not out of the title race without laughing so hard that he couldn't breathe.

Newcastle: Undefeated since telling the press they will have to pay for access to players.

Norwich: There is so much going on with the club's official matchday clown that you might not even notice that he has a Hitler mustache...

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Southampton: Artur Boruc has been rehabbing his broken hand by setting it on fire and karate chopping Xboxes. It's going very well.

Stoke: Rory Delap has retired. If Stoke bring him back as a ballboy, it could be a game changer.

Sunderland: They've played just as many games as every other team in the league!

Swansea: According to his agent, Michael Laudrup realizes that going to Spurs and dealing with that mess would be way too much of a headache.

Tottenham: The club's next manager won't know what it was like when Gareth Bale was still there.

West Brom: Everybody's too busy arguing about Spurs sacking Villas-Boas to argue about West Brom sacking Steve Clarke.

West Ham: All the lights seem to be working at the Boleyn Ground.

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Brooks Peck is the editor of Dirty Tackle on Yahoo Sports. Have a tip? Email him or follow on Twitter!

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