Mid defensive dip
eight and Romelu Lukaku leads the way for Manchester United with 10. Chelsea are also barely into double figures with Alvaro Morata (10), who has lost his early-season accuracy and zest.
United’s reported interest in Leicester’s Jamie Vardy and Arsenal wantaway Alexis Sanchez speaks of a need to inject speed into their frontline.
At the top, Pep Guardiola has transformed Raheem Sterling from a weak finisher into Manchester City’s most prolific (14) and a Chelsea discard, Mohamed Salah, leads the charts for Liverpool with 17.
Many middle-ranking clubs are telling themselves the sure-fire hotshots are out of range, financially, and that backing datasupported hunches is a better policy. But if your top scorer has four goals, then you need a rethink. If EPL defending is dreadful, somebody ought to tell the strikers who are failing to exploit chances. – The Telegraph, London