After action from Gameweek 11 of the Premier League, the world is still recovering from the Super Sunday and all the action it had on display for fans.
Last Saturday did not really have much for PL fans. All the big teams – Arsenal, Chelsea, both Manchester clubs and Tottenham – were all scheduled to play on Sunday. So, Saturday passed by with almost no one noticing what was going on in the world’s most-watched league.
Come Sunday, and it was all about refereeing decisions, comebacks, headers, strange post-match interviews and a certain “Judas” paying a visit to the Stamford Bridge. Now that MatchDay 11 of the Premier League is done and dusted, what are the new things we learnt from the gameweek?
Kante is (Currently) Irreplaceable At Chelsea
In their game against Manchester United, Chelsea’s Antonio Conte seemed like the side under more pressure because of their midweek loss in Italy. With Manchester United yet to lose more than once in the season and conceding the fewest goals in the league, a Chelsea win was almost impossible to imagine.
That was until N’golo Kane showed up in the middle of the park and took the entire Manchester United midfield to the cleaners in what can only be described as a master-class of a performance. He was again covering every blade of grass, making tackles and giving Bakayoko freedom to roam.
It was obvious that the Frenchman was the lifeblood of Chelsea’s midfield – we dare to say the entire team. Now that he’s back…
Manchester City Brilliance Or Helped by the Ref?
The game between the Cityzens and the Gooners got off to a lightning start, with City creating chances as usual and Arsenal pressing unusually high up the pitch. Apart from the four goals scored during the 90+ minutes played on Sunday afternoon, there were some other talking points.
City remains unbeaten in the league thanks to two controversial calls by the match officials. Arsene Wenger was quick to call out the match officials and single them out for their incompetence while accusing Sterling of diving.
The jury is still out on this one. Did Manchester City need the help of the officials to maintain their unbeaten start to the season or were they simple better than Arsenal? While you leave us a comment in response to this question,
During the weekend, we noticed some very important points. First on the list is the fact that Manchester City is the most dangerous side in the Premier League this season. Going forward, every Cityzen can score when they want to.
Jose Mourinho is doing something wrong with Manchester United. Maybe it’s the long injury list – with Fellaini’s return, it’s not so long anymore. Maybe it’s the way he sets up his team to play defensive football. Maybe it’s the way he uses his machine gun fire power like a shotgun.
Whatever he’s doing with Manchester United a moment won’t work against most of the big teams. Of course, Jose will have a different opinion and that’s fine. We’re just sharing what we thought we learnt.
Another thing we’ve also learnt is that the coming week will feature the international break before the Premier League resumes the following weekend.
So far so good, what has caught your attention in the Premier League? Share your thoughts with us by leaving us a comment. We’d love to hear from you.Tags: English premier league, PL, pl gameweek 11 lessons