Chelsea Flying High Under The Radar
All the talk this season has been about the tantalizing prospect of Pep squaring off with Mourinho and rivalries being renewed. This of course has made both Manchester clubs the favourites for the title and we all seem to have forgotten at least for the time being about the threat that Chelsea do pose. The Blues have been on a rebuilding mission after their shambolic title defense last season. They could do with as little publicity since the last campaign begun with much scrutiny following controversies between coaching and medical staff. Antonio Conte has brought back the confidence and with focus fully on the Manchester clubs they could be the ones to sneak in and clinch their 5th title.
Manchester United Slowly Getting To The Good Old Days
For 91 mins many might have been wondering what the difference between this united team and that of Van Gaal was. Well they were given the answer in a minute. This United side has got back that winning mentality that went missing for 3 years. Mourinho has made it clear he wants to finish at the top of the pile come May and it seems his players are on the same wavelength as he is. Fergie time they used to call it eh. Guess a rename would be in order if Mourinho goes on to deliver all the silverware that this club has become accustomed to winning over the years.
City Looking Slick Under Pep
In the first 45 minutes against West Ham, you would be forgiven for thinking Barcelona were in town. That was the semblance to their play that City have adapted to so quickly under new manager Pep Guardiola. The pressing on the ball when possession was lost was immense, passing in small pockets of space was brave and the finishing was also a sight to behold. You can imagine that they will get better as the season goes on and that can only send shivers down the spine of their opponents in the title race. Up next Manchester United!
Koeman Steadying The Turbulent Ship At Everton
After the gung-ho kind of football that Roberto Martinez was used to last season, many Evertonians were hoping the appointment of Ronald Koeman would bring a calmer steadying of the ship. The Dutch man has done just that. Fixing the leaks at the back and getting Everton back to their potential best. With 7 points from 3 games the only way now can be up.
Arsenal Get Back On Track After Transfer Distractions
Under pressure manager Arsene Wenger will be happy that his team finally made their football do the talking after weeks of transfer talk. The Gunners were back to their best with Alexis Sanchez running the show with a goal and 2 assists. Ozil was back in the starting line after 2 games out and got in on the act with a goal. With reinforcements secured mainly in defense and attack after the game, Arsenal fans would hope that performances like these would be more frequent as they aim to get back on track in their campaign.
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