Matchweek 6 didn’t have too many surprises but provided us with some great matches as 6 of the 10 games were 1-goal affairs. Here’s how the weekend shaped up:
Matchweek 6: 6-3-1, 1-0
Total Record: 42-34-4, 9-9 Parlays
Quick Hits: Tottenham traveled across London to visit West Ham and took a 3-0 lead until receiving a red card and promptly gave up 2 late goals, only to hold on 3-2. Everton finally got off on the right foot after finishing off Bournemouth 2-1. Manchester City yet AGAIN dismantled an opponent, this time Crystal Palace the recipient. City won 5-0 and have become the first team in league history to win 3 games in a row by at least 5 goals. Manchester United eeked out a crucial 1-0 away win at Southampton. Chelsea went to Stoke, one of the toughest places to play, and dismantled the home side 4-0. Liverpool avenged their midweek Cup loss at Leicester, as they went back to play them again on Saturday and won 3-2. Arsenal had a crucial 2-0 victory against West Brom behind Lacazette’s two goals on Monday.
After 6 games into the Premier League season this is how the table shapes up:
Takeaways: As I predicted in my Season Preview blog, it was going to be the Manchester Show at the top, with City only above United on goal differential. Both squads are playing exceptionally well, with City almost looking unstoppable. Luckily we will see how City will fare away at Chelsea, which is shaping up to be an amazing matchup on Saturday.
Chelsea sit in third, just 3 points behind the Manchester clubs. Those 3 points could be crucial if they can pull off a win against City. With wins from Tottenham and Liverpool, 5 of the ‘top 6′ clubs now sit in the top 6 positions, with Arsenal just falling behind in 7th. Watford, sitting in 6th, has been the sneaky surprise of the group. Many people, including myself, had them in position to be relegated.
Everton climbed up to 14th luckily with a win from the weekend as they could’ve been in position to be relegated. The blues are adjusting to life without Lukaku, and should be on the rise as realistically they are only 3 points behind the top 7. Rounding out the table is Crystal Palace, who have yet to win and have yet to score a goal. They became the first team ever to lose their first 5 games without scoring a goal before their match with City (that number is now 6 with 0 goals).
I have posted a Champions League Preview blog, as Ronaldo and Real Madrid go to Dortmund to play American Hero Pulisic, Bayern travel to Paris to take on PSG, and Chelsea go to Madrid to play Atletico Madrid. Should be a tasty Tuesday/Wednesday.
Stay kickin’ it. Peace.