Premier League Round-Up: Matchweek 7
Sheffield United 0-1 Liverpool
Aston Villa 2-2 Burnley
Bournemouth 2-2 West Ham
Chelsea 2-0 Brighton
Crystal Palace 2-0 Norwich
Tottenham 2-1 Southampton
Wolves 2-0 Watford
Everton 1-3 Man City
Leicester 5-0 Newcastle
Man United 1-1 Arsenal
This Brendan Rodgers Led Leicester Team Is Looking pretty Good
While Leicester City’s 5-0 win over Newcastle may be slightly deceiving due to them being a man up, it’s still another notch in their belt in their strong start to the season. Through seven matchdays, Leicester sit in 3rd place with 14 pts and a 4-2-1 record. That only loss came at the hands of a Manchester United penalty. After Leicester’s draws in the first two games of the season against Wolves and Chelsea, Leicester have reeled off 4 wins in the last 5 games. And again, I know it’s early in the season but the team has looked good on both sides of the ball. Their defense has only conceded 5 goals which is tied with Liverpool as the best in the Premier League thus far. Leicester have a consistent and solid back four of Ricardo Pereira, Johnny Evans, Caglar Soyuncu, and Ben Chilwell, and barring any injuries, this defense should be strong for most of the season. Leicester City have also been very strong in the attack scoring 13 goals which is tied for 5th best in the league. Jamie Vardy continues to be one of the most underrated strikers in the world with 5 goals and 1 assist through his first 7 games. So the questions remains, how long can Leicester City keep this up for? Remember Brendan Rodgers almost won the title with Liverpool in the 2013-14 season before they choked it away, so Rodgers does have the capability of getting this team into the top 4, although it’s a long shot.
For the second consecutive week, Liverpool barely get by with their 1-0 win over Sheffield United. These are the matches that cost Liverpool the title last year, so a good sign to be winning these type matches early on. They are 7 for 7 with wins to start the season, and the gap is already 5 points.
How about the fact that Manchester City have scored 27 goals in just 7 games so far this season and somehow have tied a game and lost another. Yeah, I know that 8 of those goals came against Watford but still, they are averaging nearly 4 goals a game in the Premier League. The Premier freaking League, this isn’t some garbage league like the French league, this is the best league in the world and their attack is damn impressive. They’re currently on pace for 147 goals lmao.
Watford stinks out loud. Who saw this coming? Not me, as I had them pegged to finish 12th place in the league. Looking back at my season preview for Watford, I said worst case scenario for them is around 16th or 17th place but couldn’t see them getting relegated. But after only 2 pts from 7 games, I’m just about ready to write them off. Firing Javi Garcia was no bueno.
Manchester United and Arsenal tied 1-1, just showing that trying to prove who’s better between the two is like splitting hairs.
Liverpool face off vs Leicester City this weekend. It will be another test for Liverpool to keep their undefeated streak going and a huge challenge for Leicester to see just how good they actually are.
Last weekend coming up before another international break