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Crisis? What crisis? That seemed to be the theme at Old Trafford from a Mancehster United side that for the first time this season looked confident, sublime and clinical. Performance in one game is not enough to judge a team or a season but this is something that looks potentially season-changing for the Red Devils. A 4-1 win over Champions Leicester City has all the signs of being that, for the Old Trafford faithful.
A hectic midweek in EFL Cup notwithstanding, the teams are now extra motivated to continue their quest in Premier League. With so little separating the teams both at the top and bottom, there’s so much to look forward to on this weekend.
Liverpool versus Hull City
Is there any doubt that the Reds are the team of the moment? Jurgen Klopp side is one of the dangerous on form and this season they have started in the right mode winning all the big matches. Losing to mid-table teams hurt their chances last season which is something they are still wary of. Hull City surprised with their start to the season but are looking destined to the mid and lower rungs of the table. Can’t see any result other than Liverpool winning – probably by a margin of two or more goals.
One of the most absorbing contests of this weekend is going to be played at the Old Trafford where Manchester United will play host to Champions Leicester City on Saturday, September 24.
Manchester United and Leicester city Season so far
Manchester United had started well under Jose Mourinho with three-game winning streak but followed it up with two consecutive defeats in the League. The defeat to bitter neighbors City in the Manchester derby was also a loss for Jose Mourinho to his dearest rival Pep Guardiola. But what would have rankled them more is the loss last weekend to Watford where they looked completely listless. With nine points from five matches, they currently are seventh in the Premier League table.
Leicester started this season with a loss away to Hull City – almost a moment of heart break from them. Though they recovered for a creditable draw against Arsenal, the 4-1 loss to Liverpool in third round of matches showed them how much ground they have to cover. With the additional burden of managing Champions League matches, Claudio Ranieri has so much to juggle. They currently stand 11th in the table with seven points.
There’s no letup of interest in Premier League as we get ready for the sixth weekend of action. This weekend is London derby time and Emirates Stadium on September 24, Saturday will witness Arsenal taking on Chelsea.
Arsenal and Chelsea Season so far
Arsenal started the season in the worst possible way by losing to Liverpool at home. But Arsene Wenger’s men seem to have got back on track by staying unbeaten in the next four fixtures. With ten points from five matches, the Gunners currently are fourth in the table – just one above their rivals.
Chelsea started their life under new coach Antonio Conte with a bang but were brought down to earth in the last couple of matches. A draw to Swansea was followed by a 2-1 loss to Liverpool halting their early momentum. But more than the loss of points, the loss to Liverpool highlighted the deficiencies within this team.
After an energized Saturday in Premier League, Super Sunday too lived up to expectations with all four games ending in results and goals. There were some surprises too as we started getting some clarity both at the top and bottom.
The Hornets sting the Red Devils!
It got worse for Jose Mourinho as his Manchester United side fell for a second consecutive league defeat – this time at Watford. The Hornets were the better team all through and struck a crucial 3-1 win to pile up the misery on Mourinho. The margin got inflated with a late goal but in the end it was a well-deserved victory for Watford. The win puts Watford in the top half while United drop down to seventh. Still early but the early signs are worrying for the Red Devils who could feel the heat.