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Clear Divisions

It appears as if distinctions are being made between the top teams that have the potential to go on to win the Premier League title and the top teams that will just finish somewhere near the top of the table. Here’s why…

After Chelsea’s brilliant 3-1 victory against Manchester City, they continued their winning streak. Diego Costa netted the winning goal for Chelsea in their game against West Brom to secure their ninth successive league win. Chelsea are 3 points ahead of second-place Arsenal, and it seems like no team can stop them (especially with Diego Costa running around)!

After defeating West Ham 5-1, Arsenal went on to destabilise FC Basel in the Champions League. They defeated the opposition 4-1, with a rewarding hat-trick from Pérez! Arsenal continued their celebrations into the weekend, as they defeated Stoke 3-1. This secured their second place position on the Premier League table, keeping them in touching distance of the leaders, Chelsea.

After losing to Bournemouth 4-3 and then drawing 2-2 with West Ham, Liverpool have fallen to third place, six points behind the leaders Chelsea. With the way the Blues are playing, it might prove too difficult to close the gap again.

Manchester City have also had their fair share of disappointments. During their match against Chelsea, the Man City players lashed out at the blue players out of frustration, causing Aguero and Fernandinho to be suspended for a few matches. 

This perhaps gives reason as to why City drew 1-1 with Celtic in the Champions League, and lost 4-2 against Leicester City. They are currently sitting fourth on the Premier League table, but with the same 30 points as Liverpool. Their title hopes aren’t over yet, but only if they find a way to recover from their distress.

Now, moving down to sixth place, we find Manchester United. It’s been a tough season for them so far, but they seem to be trying to turn things around. After drawing 1-1 with Everton, they defeated  Zorya Luhansk in the Europa league and Tottenham 1-0 in the Premier League. That’s more like it.

However, we must still be aware of the fact that they’ve still got a lot to make up for. United are six points away from top four and a whopping 13 points behind Chelsea. The Premier League is a long road, and they must continue to prove themselves constantly.

The Premier League top teams are breaking up point by point. They all seem to have progressed in Europe, despite a few recent poor results. However, the Premier League is proving to be a whole different ball game!

Torment gnaws Gaal

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Manchester United played against Leicester City in a brutal Premier League match! Last week, it appeared that Man United had turned over a new leaf. Looks like we spoke too soon.

Van Persie headed in a goal in the 13tth minute of the match. This was then followed by Angel Di Maria’s heavenly goal in the 16th. Leicester, however, refused to be shaken by their early downfall and instead Ulloa retaliated for the club only a minute later! Herrera then gave the reds another goal in the 57th minute. Nevertheless, Leicester kept on battling… and it worked. Nugent slotted in a penalty in the 62nd minute to provide Leicester with a healthy lifeline. Cambiasso then scored two minutes later to put them level. If United’s cross was already too heavy to bear, then I’m sure they weren’t too pleased when Vardy added extra weight in the 79th minute! 4-3. That would have done it. Well, it is always beneficial to try and go the extra mile. Ulloa made sure they did so, as a fustrated United conceded a fatal penalty in the last minutes of the game! Mama Mia.

Van Gaal spent a whole lot of money. But it looks like no amount of money can rescue Manchester United from the hole they have found themselves in.

Wenger Woe

Arsenal faced Leicester City for their 3rd game of the season. The results are perhaps something that Wenger would like to keep in the dressing room.

Sanchez put in a goal for Arsenal in the 20th minute of the match. Although this was thought to be a good start, it only took Ulloa 2 minutes to put Leicester level. Vardy went close to scoring later on for Leicester, but the game ended a draw. The loss of 2 points wasn’t just down to gameplay; it was also down to pain. Koscielny had to leave the pitch with a head injury in the first half, Mesut Ozil sustained an ankle problem and Oxlade-Chamberlain sustained a calf injury late on. Ouch! However, all is not lost as Arsene Wenger has suggested that neither are serious.

The Gunners’ second successive draw has dribbled them down to 7th place. Will Wenger be able to hoist Arsenal back up again?