“My. Teams. Built. Different.” – Reece James (2021)
Beautiful words from an astonishing defender.
Following Chelsea’s 3-0 victory away to Leicester this weekend, the Blues have a little bit of swagger to their victory posts – and rightfully so. Chelsea stays clear at the top of the table for the 7th match week.
Whilst the boys in blue relish in their great form, our rivals have made their attempts to catch up.
Liverpool, Manchester City and Manchester United all went into action this weekend. Whilst victory parties were hosted in Liverpool, half the city of Manchester celebrated the loss of yet another manager.
As much as I want to deep dive into the shambolic 4-1 defeat that Manchester United suffered at Vicarage road, it’s only right I say a few words to commemorate Ole Gunnar Solskjaer
Ole’s no longer at the wheel.
The players managed to keep the ship from sinking, but an iceberg finally hit.
Cristiano Ronaldo shook his head, put his hands on his hips. The fans yelled for Ole to quit.
The ship was hit by the great iceberg of Vicarage road, and his future began to sink.
Dennis of Watford had the final say as the fourth goal went in.
The Glazers needed to save the ship around but something had to give.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was dropped off at the nearest shore, back to Norway he was sent to live.
Now the ship has now sailed without him, Michael Carrick sent to help the boys heal,
United fans can smile again, Ole’s no longer at the wheel.
We’ll miss you, Ole. Sincerely, rival fans.
On the other side of Manchester, the Cityzen’s could not let Chelsea extend their lead at the top. Pep Guardiola’s side turned up as they hosted an out of form Everton side.
A comfortable 3-0 win for Man City with goals from Raheem Sterling, Rodri and Bernardo Silva sealed the game for the Mancs and the three-point gap was restored. There’s still absolutely nothing to worry about at this moment in time. Unless Guardiola succumbs to the pressure of buying a striker, then there is absolutely no chance of them catching Chelsea. I say this with my absolute chest, although it is still early days. Let’s see where we are by Christmas.
Liverpool hosted Arsenal. I don’t think I need to say anymore.
Arsenal away at Anfield is never a tantalising treat for the Gunners. Though the match started off well for Mikel Arteta’s side, he made a rookie mistake. The mistake that a certain Frank Lampard made when Chelsea faced Liverpool in 2020. You don’t mess with Jurgen Klopp.
Arteta and Klopp went at it on the touchline. Quite funny if you ask me. Arteta gave that South London square up whilst Klopp was giving his best Conor McGregor impression. It’s always nice to see your managers fighting for your team, but not when it’s against a Liverpool team who loves their manager.
Especially not when the fans are in the stadium backing them up all the way.
The tempo of the game changed almost immediately after the managerial bust-up. Liverpool shifted up a gear and Arsenal just could not handle the Reds. It was quite sad if you ask me. I thought Arsenal could have taken something from the game.
Of course, Mohamed Salah gets on the scoreline with a man-of-the-match performance. Is that even shocking news anymore? Sadio Mane and Diogo Jota were also on the scoresheet. The most surprising element was a Takumi Minamino goal.
Just 50 seconds after coming off the bench, the Japanese national scored his first Premier League goal of the season.
Who would have seen that coming?
Just goes to show that Liverpool is still the team to fear at this point of the season. Despite being four points clear of the Reds, I still believe they can sneak up on Chelsea as the season progresses. Only time will tell and also it’s left in the hands of those travelling for the AFCON competition.
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Liverpool showed yesterday that the African ballers, Salah and Mane may not be missed in January as they are managing to find goals from their other forwards.
All in all, an eventful weekend of football yet again. I am going to miss Ole. He bought a sense of happiness to the Premier League. You can just tell that he is a genuinely nice man. I guess that may have cost him his job. Up till his last post-match interview, he praised his players, honoured them as the professionals that they are, and hadn’t had a negative word to say against them.
He’s just good vibes. Sometimes you need that in the Premier League.
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