In his last three appearances he has continued to improve and was a star against Alan Pardew’s side.
These incidents won’t have escaped the attention of Jose Mourinho – a coach renowned for his attention to detail.
· Sunderland have won just one of their last 14 Premier League away games (D6 L7).
It has been a odd old time for Wayne Rooney recently.
Manchester United’s sudden leap to the top of the table adds yet more competition for a title that has essentially been between Chelsea and Manchester City (and anomalously, Liverpool) for the last two seasons.
The sixth week of the 2015/16 Premier League campaign began with Arsenal’s visit to Stamford Bridge.
Pochettino will hope his players can rise to the occasion against Manchester City, but history shows this fixture usually doesn’t end well for them.
Worryingly, it is the third defeat in the last four matches and a second on the bounce in the league.
And Erik Lamela, named man-of-the-match, arguably had his best performance in a Tottenham shirt. Gradually beginning to show his potential.
Milner wore the captain’s armband against his former club. Daniel Sturridge (Liverpool)(Peter Byrne/PA) Highlighted his exceptional finishing ability with the two goals in a 3-2 defeat of Norwich that finally gave Liverpool cause for optimism.
However, as good as Sturridge was, his team-mate Milner arguably deserves just as much credit for the three points.
While not an very bad lot has favoured Chelsea and Juventus ranging from transfer market mistakes to injuries and suspensions and even poor personnel selections to the questionable form of the influential players, they at least have the class to make their fans believe anything is possible, despite their stop-start campaigns thus far. The difficulty is all these players are in a rat race. Arsenal, Man City and Chelsea all dropped out of the competition in the second round. Alexis Sanchez (Arsenal)(Paul Harding/PA) Scored the hat-trick that inspired Arsenal to victory at Leicester, in doing so finally scoring for the first time this season.