City made it a perfect ten at the weekend, and to be honest It’s almost getting boring just how well they are playing. It was a little more hard fought this weekend, with Swansea holding out until the hour mark. A penalty was awarded and Sergio Aguero found the net to complete his brace as they welcomed him back from his ban. Raheem Sterling – who looks like a new man – netted his fourth of the season to make it a 3-1 victory over the Swans. The only bad news for The Blues was Kevin De Bruyne picking up an injury which will see him out for four weeks.
Arsene Wenger excorcised his demons on Saturday and beat Chelsea for the first time in five years. The Gunners are already planning the victory parade. But really, Alexis Sanchez absolutely tore The Blues a new one, in a game that felt like revenge for years of humiliation. The football was fast and exciting, and Wenger’s side looked a serious force to be reckoned with. Bravo!
It takes big bollocks to drop your club’s captain. A captain who has dominated the teamsheet for more than a decade and is for goals off a club record. Jose Mourinho proved that his certainly are sizeable this weekend, dropping Wayne Rooney in favour of a more agile alternative. And what a difference that made, United absolutely smashed the Premier League champions 4-1, with four goals in the net by half time. Several players looked revitalised in the absence of their leader, who came on in the dying stages, much like the fat kid at five-a-side who gets a few minutes out of pity.
Jurgen Klopp and his band of Merry Men claimed their third successive Premier League victory over a ten-men Hull this weekend, thumping five goals past The Tigers. Liverpool controlled the game with ease, and are racking up a serious goalscoring tally, notching 11 goals in three games. In fact, since Klopp’s arrival in October 2015, The Reds have scored 71 goals. More than any team in the League in this time. Fans are already getting carried away, could this finally be ‘their year’….?
The Saints have now won four matches in a row in all competitions and find themselves eigth in the table, tucked snugly behind Chelsea. The man of the moment, Charlie Austin, found the net once again and made it his fifth goal in four appearances. They were the latest club to make a mockery of the London Stadium and did so with style.
The Palace lads provided us with the exciting comeback of the week. Coming back from a two-goal deficit, thanks to late shots from Christian Benteke and James McArthur, David Moyes’ misery continues. They find themselves comfortably in the top half of the table and face Everton next, which could prove very interesting.
Spurs were without several key players this weekend, including Harry Kane, Eric Dier, Moussa Dembele and Danny Rose. It didn’t show, they were in cruise control in their 2-1 victory over Middlesbrough. Easing into second spot in the league, Spurs looked comfortable. It wasn’t a four-goal thriller, but it was a straightforward victory nontheless.
It looked as though it could be a difficult fixture for The Cherries, facing Everton after a tough week against Manchester City. However, they smashed Everton’s unbeaten streak, thanks to a goal from Junior Stanislas. The Toffee’s could have gone top of the league for the first time in almost a decade, but Eddie Howe’s lads brought them back down to earth with a firm bump.
West Brom destroyed Stoke’s hopes of bagging their first Premier League win this season with a late Rondon winner. The Baggies’ sit at the halfway point of the table, and head to face David Moyes’ side next.
The Clarets notched their second win of the season last night at Turf Moor, a comfortable 2-0 win over Watford. Even without banned striker Andre Gray, Jeff Hendrick found the net with his head after 38 minutes and Michael Keane made it two. Both players scored their first Premier League goals. Ultimately, Burnley outplayed a very disappointing Watford side.
Everton ended their unbeaten streak this weekend, slipping down the table slightly and losing ground on their top four rivals. The 1-0 loss to The Cherries was a complete accumulator-crusher, too. They face Palace next week and have the opportunity to redeem themselves in the Paddy Power rankings.
Antonio Conte managed to completely slaughter a five-year record against Chelsea at the weekend. His side were battered 3-0 and showed little of anything decent. The only thing saving them from slipping down the PP table is their recent results and position in the Premier League.
The Premier League Champions had an absolute shocker at Old Trafford this weekend. Mourinho’s men were up 4-0 by half-time. The Foxes were slaughtered, and have looked far from convincing so far this season.
Mark Hughes was in touching distance of three points this week, with West Brom sneaking a late equaliser to destroy their hopes. They finaly moved off the bottom of the table and showed an improved performance.
Boro’s performance against Tottenham was instantly forgettable. Their strong defence saw them promoted to the Premier League last season, but seems to be struggling against tougher opponents. They nabbed a consolation goal in the 2-1 result, but it definitely wasn’t a performance to write home about. Adam Traore was the highlight of the game for ‘Boro, he came on as a substitute at the hour mark and brought a bit of excitement.
The Swans were the latest team subjejct to Pep Guardiola’s side. They actually held The Blues to a 1-1 draw for 65 minutes and looked in relatively impressive form. Despite the 3-1 final result and minor mistakes they weren’t completely City-battered.
Watford looked a different team to last time out, where they defeated a lacklustre Manchester United and celebrated as though it was a Cup Final. Walter Mazzarri’s side showed their evident defensive flaws, a side who have kept just one clean sheet in their past 17 Premier League games.
The Tigers were absolutely powerless to Liverpool’s attack this weekend. Essentially, they were tore apart. The ten-men side grabbed a consolation goal in the form of Loris Karius, but ulimately, they had a total shocker.
West Ham’s nightmare continues, but at least this week their fans refrained from kicking each other’s heads in. Southampton were the latest side to upset Slaven Bilic with a 3-0 final scoreline. We are not sure what’s more embarrassing, the result or the rumour that there was fake crowd noise being played throughout the London Stadium…