Game week 4 saw some of the form lines continue. Bournemouth and Palace remain winless, and in the Eagles case goalless.
Manchester City were getting pulled apart by Liverpool before the home side scored. Then Sadio Mane received a 36th minute red card (so much for avoiding those early reds this week). Without the card, any result could have occurred, and City’s defending minus Vincent Kompany is a weakness in their title bid.
Meanwhile, neighbours Manchester United were held to a 2-2 draw at Stoke and found things much more difficult when the opponent was stubborn and bold.
Spurs dominated Everton, and now it’s September, so of course Harry Kane was back in the goals with a brace. Arsenal meanwhile enjoyed playing a Bournemouth side who give up space, don’t press well, and lose concentration. Wenger’s men next travel to Chelsea where they lose too easily and too often. The trip looks a decisive one for the Gunners title wishes.
West Ham v Huddersfield rounds off game week 4. When the fixtures came out, a strong home win would have been most peoples call. Three games into the season, Huddersfield are not only unbeaten, but they have yet to concede. The Hammers meanwhile have lost 3 out of 3 and have had all sorts of trouble defending. It’s not the best time for West Ham to face a spirited Terriers side, and with Bilic now giving different views to his bosses publicly, he may not survive a 4th defeat — a defeat that would also send Huddersfield... joint top of the table??
Many of you will have Aaron Mooy and Javier Hernandez playing this evening; lets see how they do.
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