Premier League: Leeds For Europe Plus Other Talking Points From Matchday Six

The momentum is building gradually in the 2020/2021 Premier League campaign after matchday six was played across the grounds over the last weekend.

Leeds United kicked off the weekend with a 3-0 win at Aston Villa while Tottenham Hotspur rounded off the action with a 1-0 victory over Burnley at Turf Moor.

And in its usual tradition, Freshsports review some of the games played on Matchday six.

Liverpool Returns To Winning Ways: The Reds had dropped points in their last two games, losing to Aston Villa and playing out a 2-2 draw against Everton.

However, they finally bounced back with a win over Sheffield United at Anfield last Saturday. But it was not a straight forward victory as they had to come back from a goal down.,

It was a much-needed win for Klopp’s men, who will have to do without Virgil Van Dijk for the rest of the season. It has been a season of strange results, but Liverpool are still the favourite to retain their title.

No Invincibles This Season: Arsenal hold the honour as the only club to go a whole season unbeaten in the Premier League, and that won’t be repeated this season after Everton and Aston Villa lost.

The two sides were the only teams left with an unbeaten record before last weekend. But Everton’s loss to Southampton and Leeds thrashing of Aston Villa means every team has now suffered a defeat this season after just six games.

It means Arsenal fans get to celebrate their record again this season. Nonetheless, Everton are still top of the table- although by virtue of a superior goal difference.

Harry Kane and Son Heung Min Combine Again: After blowing away a three-goal lead against West Ham, Spurs edged out Burnley in a cagey game at Turf Moor. The Lillywhites picked up the three points courtesy of Son’s header following a flick-on from Harry Kane.

The two players have combined for most of Tottenham’s goals this season. The goal was their 29th combination in the Premier League with only Frank Lampard and Didier Drogba (36) combining more.

City Stuttering Start: It has been a slow start to the campaign for Pep’s men, and once again they dropped points at the weekend. The former champions were held to a 1-1 draw by West Ham- a result that leaves them five points behind Liverpool and Everton, who have played a game more.

Pep will need to find a solution to City’s indifferent start to this season quickly; else they could find themselves out of the title race in no time.

Leeds For Europe: Newly promoted sides often struggle in the Premier League, but in recent years, teams like Wolves and Sheffield United have changed that narrative.

Leeds United also appear to be following that trend after their impressive start to the season. Marcelo Bielsa’s men earned a brilliant 3-0 victory over Aston Villa at Villa Park last Friday.

The Whites have ten points from a possible 18 and have also held their own against Liverpool and Manchester City. Should they continue like this, a place in Europe may not be far-fetched after all.

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