The game week six of the Premier League served some great action to the fans of the league. League contenders Liverpool and Manchester City both registered vital wins. However, other big six sides like Tottenham, Manchester United and Chelsea all faced defeats.
Arsenal were also the big winners as they came from behind to defeat Aston Villa, despite being down to ten men. Here are five main talking points from the latest round of Premier League.
Too soon to rule out Manchester City
The current champions responded to their defeat at Norwich City emphatically as they thrashed Watford 8-0. City started the game with a point to prove and they were ahead within the first minute. The opening 18-minute period saw them score five times past the Hornets. The Cityzens were relentless going forward, and their performance was a reminder to Liverpool that there is a long way to go in the title race. The result was also City’s biggest win in the top-flight football.
Liverpool persevered to win at Stamford Bridge
Liverpool have had little trouble in blowing teams away so far this season. However, their trip to Stamford Bridge was different. Chelsea presented a great challenge to the Reds, and with some luck, the Blues could have even won the game. However, Jurgen Klopp’s side managed to claim all three points from their first real test in the league this season. This result speaks volumes about their league credentials, and currently, they are the team to beat in the English football.
Manchester United are in crisis
Manchester United’s top-four hopes were dealt a severe blow as they lost 2-0 at West Ham United. Following their win over Leicester City last week, there were hopes of resurgence from Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side. However, it proved to be a false alarm as the Red Devils produced a lacklustre performance in London. As things stand, United have picked up only eight points from their six games and currently occupy the eighth spot in the league table. To make matters worse, Marcus Rashford suffered a groin injury in the game. Next week, United host top-four rivals Arsenal and this game would be vital for them.
Wolves struggling to balance Europa League and Premier League
As expected, Wolves are struggling in Premier League. In the past, the likes of Burnley and West Ham have struggled to balance Europa League and Premier League, and it seems like Wolves are going through the same crisis. They were the standout side last season as they finished seventh in the league. However, they are currently second from bottom with just four points from their six games. Wolves are yet to win a league game this season, which is a far cry from their performances in 2018-19. Furthermore, they suffered a home defeat to Braga in their opening Europa League group game.
Leicester City are top-four candidates
Leicester City secured an important result this week as they defeated Tottenham at King Power Stadium. Following the sixth round of games, the Foxes find themselves in the third spot with eleven points. Before the season, many had backed Brendan Rodgers’ side to challenge the order of big-six. It seems that the Foxes have taken the challenge head-on. There is still a long way to go in the season, and it would be far-fetched to consider them as strong candidates for top-four. However, if the likes of United, Chelsea, Tottenham and Arsenal don’t improve soon, anything is possible.