More misery for the Special One as Chelsea slumped to their fifth defeat in the campaign this s...
More misery for the Special One as Chelsea slumped to their fifth defeat in the campaign this season and it was without drama, with Jose Mourinho sent to the stands and Nemanja Matic seeing red. Arsenal’s reign at the top was short-lived with Man City able to see out a bore draw against rivals Man United at Old Trafford. Big Sam Allardyce could not have asked for a better start by thumping Newcastle United 3-0 in the Tyneside derby.
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Kane was back in the headlines grabbing a hattrick in the 5-1 thumping of Bournemouth. The table is shaping up gradually and it is still has unfamiliar faces in the top half and in European places but while the season is still away, for now, here are the things we learnt this weekend.
Fear the Hammers. Full of steel and energetic in display, West Ham against Chelsea saw some end-to-end football at great pace with the East London team taking three points against a Chelsea side yet to find reasons to justify their slump.
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It is quite a remarkable turnaround from early on in the season when Slaven Bilic was at the end of heavy criticism. The Hammers have hammered through some tough fixtures grabbing wins not just in home territory but in difficult turfs, Arsenal, Liverpool, Man City, and now Chelsea. What can we say, Man Utd and Tottenham Hotspur better do their homework!
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TOP FOUR OPEN
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Is the top four really open for grabs? With Chelsea drifting further away from the title races and three places above the drop zone and the continental places neck and neck, it begs to ask- are we going to see Tottenham in it, can Klopp bring the Kops back in? Or are we going to have a fresh team from England in the Champions League say Leicester City, West Ham? Lofty thoughts yeah?
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I don’t know what game Gary Neville was watching to say the Manchester derby was the best half of football this season because certainly, you could take a full nap and the best highlight you could have missed was a lunging tackle.
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Man Utd dominated possession but it was same old for the philosophy with the end result not attained. The derby lacked real bite compared to what we have grown to experience in previous years with City definitely the happier of the two taking a point away from home and returning to top of the table.
BANG, BANG, BANG
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It was not easy for Harry Kane, the pressure of last season is also affecting him as badly as it is with Diego Costa. Sunday’s hat-trick against Bournemouth would have done him a lot of good. The bangs here are not all about the goals scored by Kane.
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Tottenham are close to being unbeaten in three months are currently on a 9-game unbeaten streak though it has come with some unnecessary draws. The Spurs look to be on the up and if only they can capitalize on the momentum because it recent years when it looks to be opening for them, they shoot themselves in the foot.
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RESPECT FOR GIROUD.
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It is understandable when people say Giroud is no better than the substitute strikers that teams had some years back and is no fit to lead a title-chasing team but in fairness, the French striker scores goals.
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Against Everton, the French striker got on the score sheet and seems that the time on the bench to make room for Theo Walcott seems to have worked magic for him. Giroud is not quite underrated but deserves more respect for the work he puts in.
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