The Premier League returned after the Capital One Cup fixtures held in midweek. The weekend started with Liverpool traveling to London ...
The Premier League returned after the Capital One Cup fixtures held in midweek. The weekend started with Liverpool traveling to London to face a Chelsea side short of confidence and having their manager in the papers for the wrong reasons.
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They were joined by neighbors Man Utd who visited Selhurst Park to face Crystal Palace, Arsenal continued their march with a fine display against Swansea and Nigerian favorite Odion Ighalo kept up with his performances helping Watford rise to eleventh. Here you have it, 5 things we learnt this weekend.
KLOPP BREAKING BAD:
Might be too quick to jump on the Klopp bus but his presence in Liverpool is gradually been felt. Liverpool’s 3-1 win at Stamford Bridge against Chelsea was a lot of wins on several fronts and more than just 3 points away from home.
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It was the second time this season the Reds had scored more than once in a game this season, won a game in which they conceded first in 11 months, and were able to grab a win at the Bridge after four years. Klopp was tactically brilliant and his emotional figure at the touchline was one to enjoy. Football might just be exciting again not for the Reds but from them as well.
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SCHOLES IS RIGHT:
Louis van Gaal might have tough skin to have words not break him, it also doesn’t stop Paul Scholes’ criticisms from being right. The former United midfielder gave a harsh assessment after the club’s exit from the League Cup saying any striker would struggle in his defence to Wayne Rooney, and bemoaning the club’s lack of attacking display.
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Against Crystal Palace it was more of the same, Man Utd had only one shot on target with the traveling supporters chanting Scholes’ praises and calling for the team to attack more. Man Utd lie 18th in the league with most shots at goal, how long would it take before Fergie praises are chanted?
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ARSENAL ARE IN 5TH GEAR:
The Gunners are proving to be worthy title challengers. At the beginning of the season, it was expected that Arsenal would be around there with Man City and Chelsea being the serious title contenders when the season rolls out proper. It’s November and the Gunners are level on points with Man City with Chelsea faltering and finding themselves at the other end of the table.
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Arsenal sealed out a win after an edgy first half with three goals, something not familiar with Arsenal in the past. But in recent weeks Arsenal kill games more often and grind it out from nowhere. Cliché, but testament of a side capable of winning the league.
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WATFORD SAFE WITH IGHALO:
Of all the three clubs that saw promotion, Watford look to have the best chance of staying up and the Hornets can rely on Ighalo to help them pull through. This is not to discredit the hard work put in by Quique Sanchez Flores’s men but Ighalo in the team is highly essential.
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The striker has now been involved in Watford's last nine Premier League goals, scoring seven and setting up three.
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SUNDERLAND NEED TO SPEND:
The last time Everton scored that many goals it was eight years back and Sunderland were on the receiving end in a 7-1 trashing, fast forward and it is a 6-2 scoreline. Sam Allardyce known for his organized team and tight defence would have been taken aback by his team’s display. The Black Cats need to spend in January and do so wisely too.
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The squad lacks quality and no matter how far Sam wants to roll his sleeves back these currents Cats would not do. Sunderland risk being relegated after some brilliant years in the League and could start with the defensive unit with Romelu Lukaku giving the backline a torrid time.
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