We learnt from EPL last weekend
He did it again on Saturday and what followed was two goals from Divock Origi and James Milner. Klopp may have just found his gamechanger. Arsenal need their balance back as Ramsey causes a problem Arsenal finally got back to winning ways with a 3-1 victory over Bournemouth, but they are still yet to find a balance in midfield that they lack whenever Santi Cazorla is out of the side.
On Sunday, Arsene Wenger deployed Granit Xhaka and Mohamed Elneny, with Aaron Ramsey left on the bench until the 75th minute.
Ramsey only performs at his best in the No. 10 role. Unfortunately for the Welshman, Mesut Ozil has that shirt, meaning Ramsey has to fill in on the right where his talents are hindered by his defensive duties.
Xhaka is able to provide the defensive side of the game and also has an eye for a pass, but he cannot unlock defences like Cazorla is able to. The problem is that the man most able to replace Cazorla was sat in the stands at the Emirates, with Jack Wilshere ineligible for Bournemouth due to the terms of his loan deal from Arsenal. Burnley aren’t as safe as they look This time last week, Burnley were eyeing the chance to move level on points with Manchester United, only to suffer a comprehensive 4-0 defeat by West Bromwich Albion. This weekend, they suffered a narrow 2-1 loss to Manchester City, but while the opposition was much tougher this time around, the performance was arguably worse than that at the Hawthorns.
Burnley look like they have prepared much better this time around for the Premier League, but that doesn’t mean they’re safe by any stretch. As the campaign turns towards the festive period and the halfway mark, they sit just one win above the relegation zone. Tottenham out of Champions League, out of Cup and out of title race With their unbeaten start no longer applicable, Tottenham’s season looks rather unimpressive after the 2-1 defeat by Chelsea. Spurs’s Stamford Bridge hoodoo is well documented, with their last victory there coming in February 1990, but while the weekend result was almost to be expected, there have still been too many failures this year for a side aspiring to challenge for the title.
Defeat in Monaco eliminated them from the Champions League, while Liverpool have already dumped them out of the EFL Cup. With one win from their last 10 matches and as many draws in the league as victories (six), Spurs need a dramatic upturn in form if they are to make the top four battle, let alone the title running. Southampton ruin Koeman’s return There were handshakes all round from the Southampton players for their former head coach Ronald Koeman, but by the end there was no smile to be found on the Dutchman’s face.
A Charlie Austin goal 41 seconds into the match was enough to add misery to Everton’s quickly deteriorating season, which after an impressive start has unravelled with just one win in eight matches.
Koeman’s arrival at Goodison Park was well received by those in Merseyside, but rather less so by the fans that spent two years cheering him on at St Mary’s.
The victory though now lifts Southampton to within two points of Everton, and you get the feeling that it will be the Saints who are smiling come the end of the campaign.
– The Independent
Southampton’s English striker Charlie Austin (center) heads in the opening goal in the first minute of the English Premier League match against Everton at St Mary’s Stadium on Sunday. –
Liverpool’s new gamechanger Divock Origi is congratulated by manager Jurgen Klopp. –