Saturdays and Sundays are match days as usual, except for the latest introduction of Friday matches which is important because European nights extend from Tuesday to Thursday every other week. On this particular one, we saw more events than our eyes could fathom and fans all over England and the rest of the world will agree with us that it was bizarre, especially Saturday’s matches. Here is an in-depth analysis of what happened last weekend in English Premier League:
- The Premier League Is Unpredictable
Draw upon draw except for Wolves and Newcastle who managed to accumulate maximum points on Saturday. The table is taking shape and smaller teams are in the mood to crash parties and celebrations of the big guns. No fan would have thought some matches will end in stalemates especially when Crystal Palace secured a point against Manchester City crashing Pep Guardiola’s 49th birthday train.
- Chelsea Is Still Not A Reliable Team
After Hudson-Odoi, Willian and Abraham squandered a handful of chances in both halves of the match; they were made to pay in the 95th minute as Newcastle had their first corner of the encounter and Hayden’s header beat Kepa unconvincingly to win 1-0. Frank Lampard’s team has been complacent all season and fans are left wondering if the man is the right man for the job or it’s just the young team showing inexperience. Only time will tell.
- Liverpool Is The Best Team In The World
Liverpool showed class and consistency as they comfortably beat United to extend their lead after slip ups by teams pursuing them. We should not forget that they still have a game in hand after the FIFA Club World Cup clashed with their normal season schedule. There is a 16-point gap between them and second-place Manchester City.
This article was written by Alex Ndace; he tweets via @AlexNdace