Huge blows and much more…
The journey began in London on Friday night
, where newly promoted Brighton rubbed ‘pepper’ on Slaven Bilic’s eyes that the Croat was left dazed to see the bold letters of the result on the scoreboard @ 90mins;
WEST HAM 0 BRIGHTON 3.
Still in London; Marco Silva’s Watford almost pulled the unlikely at Stamford Bridge, but Antonio Conte’s charges were not prepared to loose a third league game on the trot.
Deeney and co did their bit but the Champions proved their mettle.
No Kante.. No problem.
CHELSEA 4-2 WATFORD.
Let’s take a short trip to the birthplace of the late British Prime Minister Harold Wilson.
Manchester United, the most successful Club in England were not accorded a befitting royal reception at Huddersfield. They deservedly lost 2-1 to the newly promoted side; and £30m Vitor Lindelof was made the scape goat.
I remember, five years ago, these same set of fans that are calling for the head of Lindelof, were equally critical of David De Gea’s performances at Old Trafford.
Time shall tell.
As the Red half of Manchester were been torn apart at Yorkshire, the other half were busy doing what we have seen them do several times this season.
Three great punches on Burnley were enough to hand the three points to them and send them five points clear of second placed United.
Meanwhile, at Wales, it was already a dead rubber before the hour mark as Leicester City enjoyed more Liberty than the owners of the Liberty Stadium.
The Foxes beat Swansea 2-1 as they began life without Craig Shakespeare.
In Tyneside, Newcastle cut Crystal Palace’s ‘honeymoon’ short. The Eagles had beaten Chelsea the previous week, but Rafa Benitez’s Newcastle ended what seemed like a quick recovery.
At Southampton, it took till the 85th minute before Boufal Sofiane broke West Brom’s resolve and sent St. Mary’s stadium to great jubilation.
Humbled at Manchester City; understandable; it is City after all.
But, lost again at home to Bournemouth; Mark Hughes must find some solutions before this trend becomes a norm.
Ronald Koeman must have been made of steel if he’s not fearing for his job now.
The Toffees made the Gunners look like World Champions and Mesut Ozil like a Ballon d’or holder, with their spineless surrender at home.
5-2 was the result, but it could have been more.
The weekend started and surely ended in London. Whereas the game at West Ham will have more significance on one half of the table, the show at Wembley will certainly have more bearing on the top half.
The man of the moment, Hurricane (sorry, Harry Kane) lead the Wembley drubbing of Liverpool and thought Mourinho’s United how best to beat the Reds.