English Premier League Review 437

After the conclusion of this weeks games, things are beginning to get a lot clearer in the worlds favourite league.

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In the biggest game of the Weekend, Chelsea emerge as 2-1 winners over London rivals Arsenal, and solidify their status as league front runners, while Arsenal reveal themselves as a good bet for, only, a top 5 finish.

Chelsea with a solid display maintain their top spot in the table with a defensive performance reminiscent of the Mourinho days with John Terry marshalling the defence in a commanding performance.

The biggest difference with Chelsea now, is they also have a potent and attractive offensive philosophy with the likes of Oscar, Eden Hazard, and Mata, yesterday’s star player, pulling the strings in midfield, while the front line is spearheaded by Fernando Torres, who is slowly starting to look like the Fernando Torres of old.

Arsenal, on the other hand, as in recent years, show that they still lack the maturity and experience needed to launch a serious challenge for the Championship, yet have more than enough to beat the “smaller” teams. It wasn’t quite a men against boys performance, but Chelsea looked very comfortable in their win.

The biggest surprise this weekend was the Spurs win on the road at Manchester United. The first Spurs win at the home of Manchester United since Dec 1989. Typically Spurs travelling to Old Trafford meant 3 pts in the bag for the Reds Devils, unfortunately Man Utd played the first half as if a victory was a given.

Spurs jumped out to an early lead against an extremely lacklustre Man Utd and did enough to hold onto the lead, even enduring a 2nd half Man Utd onslaught for a legendary and important 3-2 win. The result makes it 3 wins straight for Spurs and the win will go far in legitimizing Andres Villas Boas position as manager and Spurs as a legitimate top 4 contender.

Man City in their trip to London, dug down deep and showed their determination in grinding out a result against a stubborn and resolute Fulham side. In a performance that was good, but not great, City showed they had just too much quality not to get the result, leaving it late as Dzeko came off the bench to score a late winner.

Liverpool in their game against Norwich, finally get it all right and secure their first win of the season, with striker Luis Suarez putting in a masterful performance on his way to scoring a hat-rick. The 5-2 result will definitely ease the pressure on Brendan Rodgers and bring confidence to the Liverpool squad, hopefully giving them the emphasis to push on and put a decent run of results together.

In mid table matters, the West Brom, Aston Villa Midlands derby ended in a 1-1 stalemate. A fair result from two teams that would be satisfied avoiding the relegation zone.

At the wrong end of the table, the relegation battle seems be drawing teams in, with Swansea, Norwich & Reading all failing to pick up 3 points, casting them slowly adrift of the pack.