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{EPL Week 7} Title Holders Outclassed At The Bridge And Other Things Learnt This Weekend

It is week seven of the Premier League weekend and the teams are on a break with their players departing for international ditties. For th…

It is week seven of the Premier League weekend and the teams are on a break with their players departing for international ditties. For those on a bad run of form, a break is welcome and for those who hit a blip there would be so eager for the break to come to an end. With no much ado, here are the things we learnt from the Premier League this weekend.

Man Utd Doing The Needful
Last season, the Red Devils were the architects of their poor league finish with so many games that could have been easy wins turning out to be poor draws, most especially with games against the smaller teams.

But this season, Man Utd have found some kind of attacking flair and will to kill off every game as Jose Mourinho’s side have been playing flowing football. Their 4-0 win against Crystal Palace was their fourth game won with over three goals in the league with the Red Devils scoring an impressive 32 goals in 10 competitive fixtures. Louis van Gaal army anyone?

Chelsea Undone By Former Star
Chelsea were totally outclassed by Man City in the EPL encounter at Stamford Bridge. The title holders welcomed the Citizens who have been on excellent goal-scoring form and while the game looked to be heading for a possible draw, former player Kevin De Bruyne would write his own story.

The Belgian let out a nice strike at the edge of the box to hit the winner past his international teammate Courtois leaving Conte lamenting at being unable to comprehend why the player was sold by Chelsea in the first place.

Slow and Steady
It is back to back win for Arsenal and the Gunners can now look to build on their recent wins. Since their 4-0 loss to Liverpool, the Gunners have gone on a seven game unbeaten run in all competitions with a well deserved draw against Chelsea included.

The club’s 2-0 win over Brighton might not mean all that was bad at Arsenal is suddenly over but it gives the club a platform to build on as winning matches bolsters confidence. Wenger’s side have a good October lineup of fixtures even though they face a trip to the Merseyside to play Everton.

Harry Kane World Class?
It is quite strange to see Tottenham leading with a lot of goals and you would not see Harry Kane on the scoresheet. It begs the question is the striker genuinely world class?

By every statistic, he should be. By his cabinets the jury is still out for him. But with record breaking numbers and dragging Tottenham to contention every year, the striker should definitely be put amongst the elite players.

Liverpool Sinking Quick.
Liverpool are fast leaving the contention spots and Klopp must be feeling the heat at the moment must be wondering what to do to make sure the Reds title ambitions don’t get dead.

Liverpool were held to a 1-1 draw at Newcastle and missed the opportunity of going over title holders Chelsea and into the top four again. Liverpool had their fair share of dominance but couldn’t quite convert- a problem that was second place to their defending issues.