The 2020/2021 Premier League campaign is almost at the midway stage with another round of exciting matches played over the last three days.
All the teams were in action aside from Aston Villa’s clash against Everton which was postponed due to a coronavirus outbreak at Villa’s training ground.
Wolves clash against West Brom at the Molineux kicked off the weekend’s action with the Sam Allardyce men coming out on top in a 3-2 thriller. Arsenal rounded up the latest round of games with a comprehensive 3-0 win over Newcastle at the Emirates.
And in its tradition, Freshsports review some of the games played last weekend.
Liverpool Continue To Stumble As Man Utd Stay Top: The biggest game of the weekend was a top of the table clash between the most successful teams in England.
Liverpool hosted Manchester United in a highly anticipated encounter. The champions were hoping to go level with their rivals, but both teams could not be separated at the end of 90 minutes.
Jurgen Klopp’s men dominated the possession, but Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side had the best chances. The game failed to live up to expectation, but United would be more satisfied with the result.
The Red Devils stay top with 37 points from 18 games while for Liverpool, they are in a mini-crisis as they have failed to score in their last three league games.
Manchester City The Big Winners: Manchester United may still be the leaders, but Manchester City would be satisfied with the result at Anfield.
City, who had a slow start to the season, have hit form again, and are now second on the table following a 4-0 win over Crystal Palace on Sunday night.
The Citizens have been able to sort out their defence which was their major issue early in the season. City manager, Pep Guardiola, restored John Stones back into the lineup and the England international has fit in perfectly alongside Ruben Dias.
Guardiola’s men are now showing the form that saw them win the league in the 2019/2020 season. Although they stay second now, City have a game in hand and will go top should they win that extra game.
Arsenal’s Rejuvenation Continues: It has been a tough year for Arsenal, but it appears they have turned around the corner in recent games. The Gunners have won four of their last five league games including Monday’s night 3-0 win over Newcastle at the Emirates Stadium.
The win over the Magpies took them into the top half of the table having spent most of the season in the bottom half. Tougher challenges will come in the next few weeks, but recent results should give them full confidence going into the games.
Chelsea Earn A Much Needed Win: The Blues have been on a poor run of form in recent games, but they earned a much-needed win in their clash against Fulham.
Mason Mount’s strike in the last quarter of the game was enough for Chelsea to edge out their rivals. It was not the prettiest of wins as Fulham played most of the game with ten men.
However, it relieved the pressure on Frank Lampard, ahead of a tough trip to the King Power Stadium on Tuesday night.
Spurs Bounce Back: Tottenham currently sit fifth on the table, but Jose Mourinho’s men could have been further up on the table had they learned the habit of killing off games.
Spurs have been criticised for dropping points from winning positions. This season, the Lillywhites have dropped points against West Ham, Newcastle, Wolves, Crystal Palace and Fulham all from a winning position.
However, they were convincing in their 3-1 win over Sheffield United at Bramall Lane. Jose Mourinho’s men took a two-goal lead in the first half and scored one in the second half after Sheffield had threatened a comeback by reducing the deficit.
Spurs are still in the title race, but they need to start killing off games as they did against the Blades.