Manchester United’s last minute winner against Crystal Palace on Monday meant that they went past Liverpool on the Premier League table to regain their second-on-the-table spot.
It may have been the only late goal of the Matchday but, as usual, it was one of the many exciting moments fans got from Gameweek 29 of the most-watched league in the world. After another week of action, here’s what we’ve learnt:
Arsenal and the Arsene Wenger dilemma
When a team loses three games in the space of eight days, only one name gets all the bashing, and it’s that of the manager. After Arsenal’s loss against Brighton on Sunday, the #WengerOut campaigners appeared again.
For every Arsenal fan out there, Wenger is the enemy at the moment. Ask any Gunner and they’ll tell you they want the Frenchman out. For them, Wenger is doing more harm than good with the way he’s handling the players. He seems to have lost it but has refused to leave, standing his ground and hoping to turn things around. What a dilemma!
Chelsea’s crime against football
That’s what Jamie Redknapp called Chelsea’s performance against Manchester City on Sunday. Antonio Conte fielded a side without a recognized striker, despite having Olivier Giroud and Alvaro Morata on the bench. N’golo Kante’s absence gave Gundogan freedom to roam and Sane made life hell for Moses.
But this was all because of the Blues’ style of play. They spent most of the game in their own half, refused to attack Manchester City and played like a team lacking ambition and aggression. They’re now 5 points outside the top four and will need to right all their wrongs to make next year’s UCL.
Tottenham’s gradual climb
Unlike their cross-town rivals, Tottenham are climbing up the ladder in the Premier League, with their sights firmly set on qualifying for the UEFA Champions League. Although Harry Kane did not score, the team got maximum points over the weekend and now find themselves just two points behind Liverpool.
This shows the depth in the squad and how much talent is in the team. They may not be winning trophies, but consistently playing with the stars in the UCL is one to commend them for – at least.
The Swans may just avoid relegation
After their 4-1 win over the Hammers and the way the Ayew brothers performed in the game, it’s hard to see Swansea going down this season. Of course nothing is written in stone as they’re still just 3 points above the relegation zone.
But after moving up to 13th on the log, it’s safe to say that they will do all in their power to either climb higher up the table or at least stay well clear of the dreaded relegation zone.
The race for top four
Manchester City has sealed the top spot. The no.2 spot is being dragged between Manchester United and Liverpool. As for the fourth spot on the log, Pochettino’s Tottenham is gradually making it theirs to own.
With nine games to go, it is expected that this race will continue well into the final moments of the league.
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