Chelsea crowned themselves a 7-0 win over Norwich City in a game that saw Mason Mount score a hat-trick. In what seemed like a cathedral of high-quality football, Chelsea’s Ben Chilwell, Reece James, and Callum Hudson-Odoi scored the three other goals for Chelsea with the last an own goal from Norwich City’s Max Aarons. The game was that well-played by Chelsea that they made Norwich even score an own goal. Thomas Tuchel’s tactical prowess was plain to see in Saturday’s game, in what was a historical loss for Norwich City.
Tactical Tuchel and Chelsea Strike Again
Thomas Tuchel is a man to watch out for in both the EPL and UCL. Chelsea are no joke at the moment and if they can keep up the momentum, they could as well win both leagues. That is not to say that teams such as Liverpool and Manchester City are not hot on their heels. The competition between the three is heating up the league to a point where all games are a must-watch. Even as the UEFA Champions League is still in the Group Stage, Chelsea are showing they have what it takes to defend their championship. A good part of this is the calamity that has befallen Barcelona with Messi’s departure and a below-expectation performance from PSG now that they have Messi. As it seems, having a star so big such as Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo helps, but is no guarantee for success. On the other hand, young players are showing great courage and prowess as is the case with Callum Hudson-Odoi for Chelsea.
A Hard-Fought EPL Matchweek 9
Matchweek 9 of the English Premier League was one of the hardest fought and commenced with Arsenal’s 3-1 win over Aston Villa, a seeming comeback for ‘The Gunners’. Crystal Palace drew 1-1 with Newcastle while Southampton drew 2-2 with Burnley. Watford gave a surprisingly good performance, beating Everton 5-2. Manchester City expectedly beat Brighton 4-1. Leicester City beat Brentford 2-1. Leeds United drew 1-1 with Wolves while Tottenham got a surprising 1-0 beating by West Ham. To top it all off, Liverpool beat Manchester United 5-0.
Chelsea Atop EPL League Standings
As it stands, Chelsea are atop the EPL table with 22 points. They are followed by Liverpool who are a close second with 21 points. In third place is Manchester City with 20 points, followed by West Ham who are fourth with 17 points. Brighton are fifth with 15 points, followed by Tottenham at sixth also with 15 points. Manchester United are a distant seventh with 14 points, followed by Everton also with 14 points. In ninth place is Leicester also with 14 points, followed by Arsenal who are tenth also with 14 points. Therefore, seventh to tenth place all have 14 points.
Norwich, Burnley, and Newcastle Trailing Behind in the EPL Table
At eleventh place are Wolves with 13 points, followed by Brentford ‘The Bees’, who are twelfth with 12 points. Aston Villa are thirteenth with 10 points, followed by Watford who also have 10 points. Crystal Palace are fifteenth with 9 points, followed by Southampton who have 8 points. Leeds are seventeenth with 7 points. On the other hand, in the danger zone are Burnley who are eighteenth with 4 points, followed by Newcastle who also have four points. Trailing the league standings are Norwich City, who have a mere two points.