Chelsea, yesterday, defeated West Brom 3 – 0 to end back-to-back league defeats and also wrap up Game week 27 of the Premier League. The 2017/2018 season is gradually coming to a close and after yet another game week, this is what we have learned:
In football, history cannot be completely overlooked
When Newcastle, in 16th place and Manchester United, second on the log, squared off against each other, one would have expected that the Red Devils would run riot and compound Newcastle’s problems.
But those who knew the Mourinho-Benitez history would have thought otherwise. And after 90 minutes, Mourinho had again lost to a team managed by Benitez, his sixth loss against Benitez.
Kevin de Bruyne will win the PL Player of the Year award
To get a good team, you need good players who all have great chemistry. That is exactly what has helped Manchester City to a healthy 16-point lead at the top of the Premier League table. And to an extent, they have one man to thank for most of this success: Kevin de Bruyne.
The Belgian has been an integral part of City’s success story this season. He has now registered 14 assists in the league (the highest), three of which helped Aguero to a hattrick against Leicester. He may not be scoring a lot of goals but he is a strong contender to win the award at the end of the season.
Arsenal to finish outside the top four… again
The game against Tottenham was a direct competition for a spot in the top four. And the Gunners blew it!
Their away record has not helped matters at all and the stiff competition for a Champions League place has become even tighter, with Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester United and Tottenham fighting it out for the remaining three places.
Maybe Arsenal fans should be getting ready for yet another Europa League season. Just maybe.
Dramatic bottom-half of the table
The Potters failed to take advantage of a late penalty against Brighton and thus the game ended in a draw. They are currently 19th on the log table, with a very high risk of relegating. Putting things into perspective, every other club in the bottom half of the Premier League table may still relegate as 11th and 20th on the table are only separated by just 10 points.
The race for the golden boot
Harry Kane won’t stop scoring. Salah won’t stop scoring too. That’s why both players remained ahead of Sergio Aguero, despite the Argentine scoring four goals against Leicester City.
It will definitely go down to the wire but which of these players do you think will finish the season as the league’s top goal scorer? Leave us a comment and let us know what you think.