Premier League – Week 5

20 September 2016

Chelsea’s Perfect Start Ends

On Friday Liverpool managed to defeat Chelsea 2 – 1 at Stamford Bridge. Dejan Lovren and skipper Jorden Henderson claimed a goal each for the visiting Reds, as Chelsea seemed overwhelmed and fielded a rather sloppy defence. Conte’s first defeat of the season is going to cause some questions and concern as they now stand fourth in the league table, with 10 points.


The Gunners Destroy the Tigers

Arsenal beat Hull City 4-1 at the KCOM Stadium on Saturday. Goals from Sanchez, Walcott, including a debut goal for Arsenal from Granit Xhaka, secured a comfortable victory for the visitors, with Snodgrass saving Hull from humiliation with a penalty. Livermore was sent off and the home side was down to 10 men for much of the match. Wenger’s side are looking quite confident in third place in the league with 10 points, and Hull City sit alongside Leicester City, midway with 7.


De Bruyne Dazzles for City

After the 5th week of the English Premier League Guardiola’s boys are sitting comfortably at the top of the table, with 15 points, after demolishing Bournemouth 4-0 at Etihad Stadium. De Bruyne put City in the lead at 15 minutes, with Iheanacho, Sterling and Gundogan adding to the tally. De Bruyne was the driving force behind City’s impressive performance, with his dynamic style and smart play running rings around a totally outclassed Bournemouth. Wilshere, brought on by Howe to replace Wilson, failed to make a difference to The Cherries’ fortunes.

Slimani Debuts with Style

It was a return to form for Premier League Champions Leicester City, as Islam Slimani debuted in their game against Burnley. The £29 m record signing sent two balls into the back of the net and lived up to his reputation. Burnley just couldn’t catch a break as Lee managed to land an own goal, sealing the fate of the visitors to the King Power Stadium. Leicester are now sitting mid-table, with points and everything to play for, but Burnley are heading south.


Albion has a New Wind

Elsewhere The Baggies go a well-deserved win over West Ham at the Hawthorns. It was West Bromwich’s first game under their new Chinese owners, and it looked like it was going to be a clean sweep for Albion, being 4 goals up after an hour, thanks to a pair of goals from Nacer Chadli and one each from Rondon and McClean. But, Antonio and Lanzini had other ideas, scoring two goals within the space of four minutes, to save some dignity for the Hammers. This leaves West Ham languishing near the bottom of the table with just 3 points.



Everton defeated Middlesbrough 3-1, after the Boro’s early lead was smashed by Barry, Coleman and Lukaku. Everton are trailing Man City, second in the league table with 13 points. Tottenham continued with their perfect start to the season as they clenched a 1-0 victory over Sunderland at The Lane, thanks to a goal from Kane in the 59th minute. Southampton meanwhile enjoyed their first win of the season with a 1-0 win over Swansea at St. Mary’s. Meanwhile Crystal Palace added to Stoke City’s woes with a shattering 4-1 win, leaving Stoke languishing at the bottom of the table with just 1 point. Finally, Watford slammed an already struggling Manchester United with a 3-1 victory at Vicarage Road, leading more to question if Mourinho has lost his way.


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