The best thing to happen was Tottenham’s absolute destruction of current league leader Manchester City. It gives Arsenal a little hope after the loss against Chelsea.
Cahill has warned his teammates that they can not afford to drop many more points if they want to catch their title rivals.
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Match notes: Only once in the 18 league meetings between these two sides have Arsenal failed to score…
A dynamic display going forward against Aston Villa from the Spanish wing-back, who has excelled since winning a recall. Both clubs have been promoted to the PL in recent years and have finished in the top 10 after building their squads shrewdly yet still retaining their loyalty to players from their journey up the pyramid to the top-flight.
Player to watch: Anthony Martial. Can Manchester United be stopped?
The Premier League’s Golden Boot race (for top goal scorer) has some unexpected names at the front. The London-based club have beaten the likes of Arsenal, Liverpool and Manchester City to see themselves in the third position on the league table.
Will West Ham carry on their successful start?
Nobody would have thought West Ham would go to Anfield, the Emirates and the Etihad and win. Rather unsurprisingly given English teams’ lack of Champions League success in the past, Chelsea was the only English team to earn a successful result, beating Tel-Aviv 4-0.
Toure has started all eight of City’s games this season – including last week’s League Cup win over Sunderland – and is set to be involved once again in Wednesday’s Champions League game against Borussia Monchengladbach in Germany.
Alex Keble explains how Jose Mourinho will look to get his first victory at St James’ Park…
Newcastle played really well in the first half against Chelsea and managed to go ahead after a goal by Perez.
Player to watch: Papiss Cisse.
The German has proven to be a divisive figure since his move to the Emirates from Real Madrid but has enjoyed a solid start to the season and could finally consistently produce the performances that are expected of him.
Player to watch: Ross Barkley has been involved in five goals (two goals, three assists) in six league appearances this campaign. This is the fourth time in the last seven seasons that Arsenal and Olympiakos have been drawn together in the group stage.
“That’s the difference between all clubs in Europe and Premier League clubs”. I was anxious about Arsenal on the counter attack because they have quality, pace – everything. Due to the win-now-or-I’ll-be-sacked pressure that Chelsea managers face, it has meant that over the years they played the same team every match.
The FA have rejected Mauricio Pochettino’s claim that they had exhausted Harry Kane by playing him in the European U21 Championship in Slovakia this summer.
Vardy has already surpassed his tally for the whole of last season, five goals from 34 appearances, and he could have had even more. Yes, the youngster will make mistakes, a feature demonstrated when Chelsea conceded their first goal, however that is not the point. Coming up against Pochettino’s Tottenham Hotspur at the White Hart Lane, Manchester City will have to minimize their mistakes.