The Premier League edges closer to the finish line and fans of the league are hoping there would be some form of twist somewhere.
Man City were held by Burnley, with Man Utd and Arsenal grabbing wins. Liverpool and Spurs shared the spoils in an interesting game while Antonio Conte must be wondering what to do to get things around.
It is still tough at the bottom half of the table with clubs still being able to be sucked into a relegation battle. Anyways, with no much ado, here are the things we learnt this weekend.
Mkhitaryan Blasts Home Debut
Henrikh Mhkitaryan’s move to Emirates was welcomed by both Arsenal and Man Utd fans as both clubs realized the immense talent the Armenian had to offer and his time at Old Trafford was quite a mystery.
In his first start in the game against Everton, the Armenian bagged a hat-trick of assists and moved effortlessly across the pitch. He would be a reliever to Ozil on the field and it was clear the partnership he had with Aubameyang remained there as he set the Gabonese through on goal.
Sanchez Crucial At Old Trafford
Alexis Sanchez remains a big influence and even at Man Utd, the Chilean was a pitbull across the field. Hit with fouls, tackled badly, gave possession away, Alexis remained positive in his direct runs and he was rewarded with a goal for his efforts.
Like I had said previously, in games where the Red Devils have struggled to have an impact, Alexis might just be the turning point or x-factor between United’s win or draw.
Bakayoko Yet To Prove Self
Harshly sent off in the game against Watford but few can deny that Bakayoko is far from the player the world expected him to be at Chelsea.
The midfielder got the attention of the footballing world while at Monaco but has since failed to replicate such form at Stamford Bridge. Bakayoko time and time again gave the ball needlessly away and a red card might have been a fortune in disguise to prevent the player from doing more damage.
A suspension might give the player the chance to look at himself and try to turn things around perhaps.
Liverpool- Victims Of Own Calamity
That has been the ultimate story of Liverpool this season. Losing games away from winning positions or just losing games they have been expected to win.
The Reds failed to beat Tottenham after being offered three points at the death courtesy of Mo Salah’s brilliance but nervy and uncertain defending led to Liverpool conceding right at the death.
It is the story of the Reds so far and hopefully Jurgen Klopp would be able to resolve things before things get out of and cost the Reds a place in the top four.