Eight more games to go. Eight more games to the season finale of the greatest show on earth and the excitement doesn’t seem to be slowing down.
Surprisingly, with the top looking more decided it is the bottom half of the table where the merry go-round seems to be happening.
Oh and yes, in the week’s biggest fixture, Jose Mourinho got the better of Jurgen Klopp as Man Utd defeated Liverpool, while Petr Cech got his record finally after such a long wait.
With no much ado, here are the few things we learnt from the EPL this weekend.
Cech EPL’s Finest
One hand on his cojones and another to put away Troy Deeney’s penalty, Petr Cech finally grabbed the clean sheet he wanted to put him up to 200 EPL clean sheets and arguably EPL greatest goalkeeper ever.
It would be the best way to get it with the Arsenal goalkeeper, who had admitted his fault in the loss against Brighton, finally making a penalty save for Arsenal in about 16 attempts. Few had called for David Ospina to replace him in goal but once again, class proved to be permanent.
Mourinho Wins It Right Everywhere
From the lineup to the tactical changes across the park, Jose Mourinho once again got the better of Liverpool in England’s best rivalry fixture.
The Red Devils were 2-0 up courtesy of Marcus Rashford who was starting for the first time since Boxing Day of 2017. The England international seemed fired to prove a point and he did so perfectly.
For a Klopp side that ran Man City to the ground at Anfield, Man Utd got their defensive duties right with young McTominay and Matic providing extra cover and squeezing out any playing room for the Reds’ trio of Sadio Mane, Mohamed Salah, and Roberto Firmino.
Fans have blamed Mourinho for getting it wrong tactically too many times but just like the game against Crystal Palace, the Portuguese reminded everyone as to why he was the boss in charge.
Bournemouth Enter Safety Net
Survival is so close Bournemouth can almost touch it and they showed more than enough against Spurs to suggest they won’t have any problems getting across the line.
Two more wins should secure a fourth season of top flight football for Eddie Howe’s men.
They looked good for the first one here after making an excellent start that really rattled Spurs before they were eventually ground down and the final score was harsh on the south coast side.
But a couple more displays like their first half one here will get them the results they need.
Olympic Stadium Proving Bad Move
West Ham fans must be crying at themselves for allowing the club move to the Olympic Stadium from the fearful Boelyn Ground.
The Hammers’ are facing an investigation by the Football Association after the ugly scenes which occurred during Saturday’s 3-0 defeat to Burnley.
Mid through the game the West Ham faithful turned on the board with some leaving early for fear of their own safety.
David Moyes must be racking his head at the moment with his players showing little fight to stop the slump. The Hammers have endured three straight defeats and could do without the off-field problems they currently face.