Premier League weekend recap: Everton humbled and Liverpool profits

The last of the weekend’s events see Arsenal drop points against Leicester City who return to winning ways in a tight 0-1 ballgame at the Emirates.

After the weekend of Premier League action has come and gone we had movement at the top and middle, while all remains stagnated in the relegation zone with only Burnley left to play their Matchday 6 encounter out of the bottom three teams.

Fulham strongly moving towards the team to play to get your mojo back while Liverpool returns to their ugly winning ways, where they dig deep and make sure they turn any deficit around and in their favour. In the battle for European football, both Champions League and Europa League, we have a handful of heavy hitters hitting miss and dropping vital points.

The Premier League lasted and waited until Matchday 3 for its first draw, now teams are finding their rhythm in this congested fixture run, and points shared appear to be the most common result for most.

Weekend’s results

Aston Villa 0-3 Leeds United
West Ham 1-1 Man City 
Fulham 1-2 Crystal Palace
Man United 0-0 Chelsea
Liverpool 2-1 Sheffield United
Southampton 2-0 Everton
Wolves 1-1 Newcastle
Arsenal 0-1 Leicester City

Since Matchday 3, the English top flight has witnessed a dozen games with the honours even. Coupled with this, there has been a mammoth amount of 195 goals scored to date. That’s an average of 32,5 goals scored per matchday.

After all of the activity taking place, there are only six points separating first placed Everton and 15th placed Man United. Talk about tight affairs. The way it looks now, it appears we are in for a campaign that will go down to the wire for a champion to be decided.

Starting at the summit

Everton was brought down to earth when they met Southampton at St. Mary’s. Dominic Calvert-Lewin saw his record of scoring in every game since the opening day stopped by Ralph Hasenhüttl’s men.

Thanks to Everton’s Sunday slip, Liverpool’s hard-fought three points against Sheffield United at Anfield on Saturday night, allowed them to reel in their noisy neighbours, with both Merseyside clubs sitting on 13 points and in first and second, respectively.

Aston Villa, the best team over five matchdays were reminded this is the EPL in the worst way possible. Four wins on the trout have now been partnered with one loss on the way.

From only two goals conceded over a handful of fixtures to conceding three in 90 minutes of football. They were definitely humbled by hat-trick Bamford, with the Toffees also receiving a hint of what league this is.

The team who handed the Villains the rude awaking, Leeds United, nicely threw their name back in the hat as they moved up five places from 10th to fifth place, and equal on points with Southhampton, Crystal Palace, and Wolves, who all reached the double figures mark with 10 points each.

After disappointing showing over the weekend, Arsenal, Chelsea, Man United, and Man City, all failed to reach the same feat and still only have single figures to show for after six matches played (both Manchester club still have their game in hand).

Worryingly, at this early stages, we already have three teams sitting comfortably in the dead zone. No wins, and only a point each to write home about. But thanks to Brighton and Man United, they are only three to six points away from safety.

Roy Hodgson tripped over to his old club Fulham and enjoyed a well-contested London derby. They were the better team of the two and deservedly returned to Selhurst Park with all three points.

Wolves, on their best EPL start, scored late and concede late against Newcastle. It took them 80 minutes to take the lead and nine minutes to lose it. It was the third and final draw of the weekend.

Man City were stunned to the core when they were the best team for the entire game but still managed to share the points with West Ham at the London Stadium. David Moyes men did their homework and rightly stole a point.

Best Performers

Leeds, Leicester, the Saints, and Palace were the best performers over the weekend and because of this, they all moved into the top half of the table standings. The best watch, the Whites and the Saints, who gave their opponents little to no chance in their matchups.

Most Unlucky – Sheffield United

Chris Wilder’s men were the best 11 on the pitch at Anfield for most of the 90 minutes. They just lacked the quality in front of goal (story of their season so far) and were outdone by determination and world-class quality on the other end of the pitch, losing 2-1 in the end.

They still in search of their first three points, enduring a far different tale to that of last season. But a win doesn’t look far away, although, a clash against Manchester City comes next.

The worst watch – Man United 0-0 Chelsea

The worst game of the weekend was also the most hyped, United’s stalemate against the Blues. It was like sitting on a deck chair and waiting for the paint to dry on a cold day. The best bit, also the most controversial moment, the Harry Maguire airborn chokehold on César Azpilicueta.

10 out of 10 for the defender to conceal it from the first official and VAR (not that it’s hard to fool VAR with fools operating VAR). It was a penalty all day if they are calling penalties in situations such as the Reds and the Blades controversial moment.

Next up:

The Special One and his unpredictable Spurs side can take full advantage of all the points dropped this weekend. No pressure but no less than a win is expected as they take on one of the teams in the relegation slots and in search of their first Premier League win, Burnley.

West Brom, too, searches for their first victory when they meet another team punching below their weight, Brighton. So we will most certainly end off with a bang!

What are your predictions for the final two fixtures of Matchday 6 in the English Premier League?