ANOTHER motion packed weekend has come and gone within the Premier League with loads of speaking factors.
So let’s have a look again on the winners and losers as we hit double figures for video games performed.
Down in Dorset
It’s not wanting good for Bournemouth. Dropping to the champions Chelsea will be forgiven however the truth that they solely mustered one shot heading in the right direction in the entire match could be very worrying, particularly as they’ve solely scored six targets thus far this season.
The following six video games will, in all chance, outline their season. The Cherries face Newcastle, Huddersfield, Swansea, Burnley, Southampton and Crystal Palace, matches the place they’ll want to select up some a lot wanted factors.
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Why? As a result of they face Manchester United, Liverpool and Manchester Metropolis after that.
For all of the doom and gloom that surrounds Arsenal on any given day of the week, it’s value remembering simply how good they’re on the Emirates.
It’s 11 years for the reason that Gunners moved into their new stadium and on the event of Arsene Wenger’s 800th recreation in cost, Arsenal got here from behind to beat Swansea 2-1.
So what? Nicely, get this. It was their 13th recreation on the spin that they’ve gained on the Emirates and that’s their longest ever run on the stadium.
It’s the type of house kind that wins titles. Get the away kind proper and who is aware of what they could obtain this time period.
Extra from Moan-inho
“I by no means discuss accidents. Different managers, they cry, they cry, they cry when some participant is injured. I do not cry.” These have been the phrases of Manchester United supervisor Jose Mourinho lower than two weeks in the past.
Quick ahead to Saturday’s lunchtime kick-off with Spurs and the Portuguese miserabilist shoehorned 4 grade-A grumbles about his staff’s harm woes into the house of a two-minute interview with Sky Sports activities.
A minimum of he’s constant in his inconsistency.
Much more from Moan-inho
Anyone else catch Jose’s shush gesture on the finish of the win over Spurs? When he was requested what he meant by it, Mourinho supplied the next rationalization:
“Some folks communicate an excessive amount of. You realize, settle down, calm down. Chill out a bit bit. Don’t communicate an excessive amount of – communicate, communicate, communicate. You realize, calm down.”
Humorous, that’s simply what I believe at any time when I hear Jose.
Kane not in a position
It was Manchester Metropolis boss Pep Guardiola that jokingly referred to Tottenham because the ‘Harry Kane staff’ not too long ago however it appears he may have had a degree in spite of everything.
With out their star striker Spurs actually have been a shadow of the facet that we often see, a lot so, in reality, that they didn’t handle a single shot heading in the right direction within the second half.
After all you’re going to overlook a participant of Kane’s calibre however the reliance on him and, for that matter, the dearth of choices to switch him proceed to be one of many key points that Mauricio Pochettino or, extra pertinently, Daniel Levy, wants to handle.
Will the Spurs chairman inexperienced mild reinforcements in January? Or will he money in on Kane? It’s a problem that’s going to return to a head within the not too distant future.
If I have been a bookie I’d pay out on Manchester Metropolis successful the league proper now.
Sure, rivals United are scraping wins and boring everybody to tears however they’re a number of furlongs behind Metropolis.
The stats say all of it.
Metropolis have made the very best ever begin to a Premier League season after 10 video games, amassing 28 factors with a purpose distinction of +29. They’re unbeaten in 21 video games in all competitions – their longest run with out defeat of their historical past – they usually’ve gained their final eight Premier League video games by a margin of 32 targets to simply 5.
It’s a frankly superior set of numbers that, in contrast to final season, exhibits no signal of stopping any time quickly.
Not so Good-ison
When Everton splashed out over £150 million in the summertime they have been many observers tip for a high 4 spot. Ten video games in they usually’re languishing within the backside three with their proud report of by no means having been out of the highest flight for the reason that 1950s at actual danger.
After one other defeat this weekend, it’s pretty protected to say that David Unsworth isn’t more likely to get the supervisor’s job on a everlasting foundation however who’s the precise man to avoid wasting them now?
Nicely, you may overlook about Ancelotti and Mancini. Disregard Dyche too.
There’s just one man who can flip this staff spherical.
Sam Allardyce, it’s over to you…