Another thrilling game week in the Premier League ended yesterday and we look back at this weekend’s action from the most popular league in world football.
After 10 weeks in the Premier League, the cream seems to be rising to the top finally. The likes of Manchester City, Manchester United and Arsenal seem to be in a rich vein of form and are building on their good start to the season.
As Mauricio Pochettino continues to impress in his second season, the likes of Jose Mourinho and Jurgen Klopp are under increased scrutiny and pressure at Chelsea and Liverpool respectively.
Meanwhile, Leicester City and West Ham United continue to punch above their weight. The Hammers have well and truly established themselves as giant killers after beating Chelsea on Saturday. In from striker Jamie Vardy scored again to inspire the foxes to yet another Premier League win.
Week 10: Premier League results
Aston Villa 1-2 Swansea City
Leicester City 1-0 Crystal Palace
Norwich City 0-1 West Brom
Stoke City 0-2 Watford
West Ham 2-1 Chelsea
Arsenal 2-1 Everton
Sunderland 3-0 Newcastle United
AFC Bournemouth 1-5 Tottenham Hotspur
Manchester United 0-0 Manchester City
Liverpool 1-1 Southampton
Premier League Top Scorers
Jamie Vardy (Leicester City): 10
Sergio Aguero (Manchester City): 6
Alexis Sanchez (Arsenal): 6
Georginio Wijnaldum (Newcastle United): 6
Andre Ayew (Swansea City): 5
Olivier Giroud (Arsenal): 5
Odion Ighalo (Watford): 5
Romelu Lukaku (Everton): 5
Riyad Mahrez (Leicester City): 5
Dimitri Payet (West Ham United): 5
Graziano Pelle (Southampton): 5
Callum Wilson (AFC Bournemouth): 5
Talking points from Premier League Week 10
Jose Mourinho edges closer to exit
The Chelsea manager is under tremendous pressure to deliver and has failed yet again. The Premier League champions crashed to another disappointing defeat against rivals West Ham. The Blues have looked hapless this season and if something does not change drastically, Mourinho is likely to be handed his P45 once again.
— Mirror Football (@MirrorFootball) October 26, 2015
Jurgen Klopp is no miracle worker
The German will need time to clean up Brendan Rodgers’ mess. The former Borussia Dortmund manager inherited a team packed with average players and it shows on the pitch. Although the Reds have played with more desire and determination since the sacking of Rodgers, Klopp will need time and a few transfer windows to get Liverpool firing once again.
Arsenal are a force to be reckoned with
After a poor start to the season Arsenal have bounced back in some style. Wins against Manchester United, Everton, Bayern Munich this month has shown that the Gunners are well capable of competing at the top end of the table. Despite an injury to Aaron Ramsey, Wenger’s side never looked vulnerable against Everton. If they can keep up their current form and avoid key injuries, Arsenal are definite title contenders.
Also the consistency of in form trio (Ozil, Sanchez and Giroud) will be key.
1-0. Mesut Ozil has created more chances (675) than any other player in 5 major European leagues since Aug 2008 pic.twitter.com/ke0SubwftP
— Sky Sports Statto (@SkySportsStatto) October 24, 2015
Mesut Ozil now has the joint most assists in the history of football. He's 27.
— The Twelfth Man (@_The12thMan) October 17, 2015