The title race has blown open and what a way to see it open. Man City losing to Liverpool at home and in a resounding manner too, Arsen...
The title race has blown open and what a way to see it open. Man City losing to Liverpool at home and in a resounding manner too, Arsenal were on the end of a Tony Pulis’ beating, and Chelsea were able to get on winning ways again. Worthy mention to Jamie Vardy who able to match Ruud van Nistelrooy’s feat of scoring in 10 consecutive games with an opener against Newcastle, and could surpass the Man Utd legend by doing so against next weekend against Man Utd- the irony. Here you have it, 5 things we learnt this week from the premier league
ENGLAND HAVE A GOOD POOL:
It might not be the best of pools but England do have a nice one to choose from. Jamie Vardy’s meteoric rise from non-league football to breaking a record set by Man United legend Ruud van Nistelrooy of scoring in 10 consecutive games is one for those at the helm of club affairs to take notice of.
|From Non-League Football To The National Team|
There is talent deep down at the pyramid and Vardy is proof of this and Chris Smalling who is beginning to orchestrate the Man Utd back four is another. I still opine that the premier league does not have a hand with the state of the national team perhaps it is players who don’t show enough heart and effort like Vardy from the top of the pyramid to the base of the pyramid that have hands in the state.
RANIERI RIGHT CHOICE
When Claudio came to Leicester City pundit were quick to judge him. They called him a wrong choice, it was destined to fail, and while the Foxes and the man in question are yet to pass correctly, they seem to be doing it well and surpassing all barriers.
|No Drastic Changes And All Going To Plan|
The tinkerman has come into Leicester and slowly put in his own ideas, key staff members from Nigel Pearson’s era are still at the club, the squad is largely still the same, difference is the free role he has given to Jamie Vardy. While the Italian is right to target the 40 points mark and take it one step at a time, surely qualifying for Europa League would not be too impossible to attain even though they have got some point-dropping fixtures ahead.
LATE WIN ONLY NOSTALGIC
Man Utd’s late winner at Vicarage road might be nostalgic but it was not in any means a show of title contention as clichéd by the media. It could have brought memories of what Man Utd-do-best but that’s just all. The Red Devils continue to grind out results in somewhat struggle fashion even when the odds are in their favor or have themselves believe, according to Louis van Gaal, that they played spectacularly well.
|Red Devil Celebrate After Grabbing Late Winner Against Watford|
Not surprising that Arsenal and Man City dropping points did not create a buzz of the Red Devils being firm favorites to win the title. Slow and steady might win the race but only if your rival is way too over confident and plans to take a nap in the middle of the race something City and Arsenal are not planning to do.
EDEN POSSIBLE HAZARD AT 10
To say the more Mourinho changed things with his line up the more they remained the same would be just right but altering the squad to have Hazard play behind Costa seems to have paid off. While I am not too sure of playing the Belgian permanently in the 10 role given how deadly he could be on the wings, Chelsea and Hazard looked alive against Norwich.
|The Player's Suggestion Of Playing As 10 Helped Chelsea Bag A Win|
Chelsea needed a short term fix and if Hazard could play great in this role then I see no reason why he should not be the one dictating play in the middle of the park in the long run.
McCLAREN IN POLE POSITION
And no, we are not talking Formula 1.The former England coach is leading the way in the sack races with his side’s abysmal performance against Leicester. Calling the Toons’ performances shambolic would take away the industrious performance put in by the Foxes but that’s what it was, shambolic. They are one position and point away from the relegation zone the only bright side to this is that they are four points behind Chelsea.
|Would Steve Be Able To Save His Head?|
Rumors of Clarence Seedorf taking over things at Tyneside are beginning to emanate and with Mike Ashley known for his ease in vacating the coaching seat, it is a question of if Steve would be at the job come New Year.
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