The Premier League maintained its craziness in its third week as it saw a number of shocking results including Liverpool’s hammering of Arsenal. Liverpool literally toyed with the Gunners as they pumped in four goals past Petr Cech.
Had it not been for the Czech shot stopper on goal, the score line could have been more shameful for the North Londoners. Manchester United kept their winning juggernaut rolling as they rode on two late strikes from Marcus Rashford and Marouane Fellaini to pile more misery on Leicester City.
Chelsea displayed a very neat and clean performance to subdue Everton 2-0. It was supposed to be a tough job for the defending champions but the Toffees hardly gave any trouble to the Blues who are on course, after their initial hiccups.
Tottenham Hotspur survived a jolt as they conceded a very late goal against Burnley at the Wembley Stadium. Chris Wood started his new Premier League journey with a bang as he salvaged a point for the Clarets to give his team an uplift before the international break.
Here are three talking points from this weekend’s PL action:
It’s now or never for Arsene Wenger
The French gaffer should question his team selection after their unbearable loss. He was handed a lifeline when he signed a new two-year extension at the Emirates. Expectations were at its peak after the arrival of Sead Kolasinac and Alexandre Lacazette but it proved to be a typical Arsenal season after their lacklustre game play in the last match.
Wenger didn’t start his star striker Lacazette and also preferred to deploy Bellerin on the left wing-back position who was exploited by Mohamed Salah through out the match. Wenger’s tactics paid a heavy price for him as he didn’t have an answer to Liverpool’s deep pressing and fast attacking game.
It could be Liverpool’s season
Jurgen Klopp’s attacking forces handed them a pretty convincing victory as the Reds started the match in emphatic fashion. The attacking trio of Roberto Firmino, Sadio Mane and Salah proved to be too hot to handle for the Gunners defence.
It might be a strong warning for the other teams as Klopp’s side ran riot without their key players Philippe Coutinho and Adam Lallana and it will be a frightening sight to see Coutinho joining them in the starting lineup.
Tottenham’s Wembley Hoodoo carries on
The North Londoners were minutes away from ending their Wembley curse but Chris Wood had some other plans. The former Leeds striker scored in the added time to rescued a point for Sean Dyche’s side. Harry Kane had another August drought as Spurs took just four points from their first three matches this season.
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