Not even the harshest of Jose Mourinho’s critics would have envisaged what happened at Stamford Bridge on Sunday night. Chelsea not only steamrolled past Manchester United, they humiliated them in a 4-0 win. Jose’s reported suggestion to Antonio Conte to tone down his celebrations was a stark reminder of how much the loss hurt.
Breathtaking start for Chelsea
|England - Premier League - WEEK 9Season 2016 - 2017|
|Date||Home team||Score/ Time||Away Team||Stadium|
|FT||Bournemouth||0 - 0||Tottenham Hotspur||AFC Bournemouth|
|FT||Hull City||0 - 2||Stoke City||Hull City|
|FT||Burnley FC||2 - 1||Everton FC||Burnley FC|
|FT||Swansea||2 - 1||Watford FC||Swansea City|
|FT||Arsenal||0 - 0||Middlesbrough FC||Arsenal FC|
|FT||Leicester||3 - 1||Crystal Palace||Leicester City|
|FT||West Ham||1 - 0||Sunderland AFC||West Ham United|
|FT||Liverpool||2 - 1||West Bromwich Albion||Liverpool FC|
|FT||Manchester City||1 - 1||Southampton FC||Manchester City|
|FT||Chelsea||4 - 0||Manchester United||Chelsea FC|
It was thrilling action in English Premier League which witnessed engrossing matches through the weekend. At the end of it, we are left with intensely competed table at both ends.
Bournemouth 0 – 0 Tottenham
The midweek European action will only serve as a catalyst to increase the attention on English Premier League this weekend. All eyes will be on Stamford Bridge where Chelsea will take on Manchester United. That takes nothing away from the other encounters which are going to be fiercely competed.
Bournemouth versus Tottenham
It’s going to be a clash of two exciting managers where Mauricio Pochettino will have one eye on claiming the top spot. Having kept in touch with the leaders with a battling draw in the last round, the Spurs wouldn’t want to drop further points. Back them to win and may be even a goal for Dele Alli could be on the cards.
Weekend eight in English Premier League had many talking points – Chelsea thrashing Leicester, Arsenal catching up with City who slipped against Everton and many more. We look back at the action.
Chelsea get back on track
Chelsea continued their recovery with a second win on the trot in the Premier League. Their 3-0 win over Leicester was achieved through goals from Diego Costa, Eden Hazard and Victor Moses. The Blues are now in the top five and just three points from the top. For the Champions, it is another setback in a season that is fast turning out to be a nightmare.
English Premier League (EPL) will be back into the thick of things this weekend, after a brief hiatus for International encounters. We have two blockbuster matches this weekend at Stamford Bridge and Anfield. That’s not just it – there are many more matches in the weekend that are waiting to keep us entertained.
Arsenal versus Swansea City
Just like every season, Arsenal fans are drooling over a couple of performances and predicting that they can win the title. It’s too early too little to predict anything but for now Arsenal look good enough to continue their winning run. Of course, this match is Bob Bradley’s debut as Swansea manager and there would be extra attention on him. Can the Swans spring a surprise and snatch a point? Looks highly unlikely but that’s a prospect you can’t rule out!
After a long break for the International matches, English Premier League kicks back into action. One of the biggest matches on show will be at Stamford Bridge where Chelsea take on Leicester City on Saturday, October 15.
Chelsea and Leceister Season so far
Chelsea started their season well under new coach Antonio Conte. With no European action this season, many predicted that Chelsea would be one of the underdogs for the title. But their quick start fizzled out before the international break as consecutive losses to Liverpool and Arsenal came as a reality check. After seven rounds of matches, the Blues are sitting at seventh place with 13 points.