Gameweek 5 of the English Premier League was nothing short of entertainment. Manchester City showed a lot of lethargy, drawing 0-0 with Southampton. Pep Guardiola’s side lost their momentum and even with strong substitutions such as Kevin De Bruyne and Riyad Mahrez coming in, failed to beat a seemingly improved Southampton.
Chelsea, on the other hand, walked over Tottenham, beating them 3-0. Lukaku’s comeback has seemingly reinvigorated the club and we can’t wait to see what he does for the club.
CR7 A Shot in the Arm for Manchester United
Cristiano Ronaldo’s comeback was nothing short of a team morale booster for Manchester United who beat West Ham 2-1. CR7’s return to the club has seen the club become highly motivated and has provided the spirit of winning that Ronaldo is known for. Man United have this season to lose and we hope that the team will not letdown Cristiano and its fans. On the other hand, Ole Gunnar Solksjaer seems to be enjoying decreasing questions on his future at the club, all thanks to his former Man United teammate, Cristiano Ronaldo.
Liverpool’s Game Plan
Liverpool showed once again how organized they are after beating Crystal Palace 3-0 on Gameweek 5 of the EPL. Of all the teams in the EPL this season, Liverpool seem to be the only team following a set and strict game plan. This is so much so that their manager, Jurgen Klopp is sometimes seen to be angered after they score a goal but do it in a way that is not according to his game plan. Liverpool are among the favorites for the English Premier League title this season, and we can’t wait to see what Man City, Chelsea, and Man United have in reply to their bid.
Arsenal Showing Revival
A seemingly reviving Arsenal followed up their win last week with a 1-0 victory over Burnley. Two wins in a row is a good thing for Arsenal and Mikel Arteta’s boys may just get a much-needed morale boost from the win. Arsenal’s confidence had been waning, after back-to-back losses in the EPL opener. They may however lack the oomph to get all the way to the league title but are no doubt a contender for the top four.
Leicester City Upended
Leicester City suffered a blow after losing 2-1 to Brighton, in a match that saw them shockingly upended. Leicester are a strong team but lack the star power to really be amazing. Even so, they have dependable players such as Jamie Vardy, who have inspired the club enough before, to see them contend for the league title.
Brentford’s Second Shocking Victory
In other matches, Newcastle drew 1-1 with Leeds United as Aston Villa hammered Everton 3-0. In a shocking victory, 10-man Brentford beat Wolves 2-0, showing that they were very deserving of promotion to the premier league. Watford came from behind to thrash Norwich City 3-1, continuing Norwich City’s poor campaign so far.
EPL Gameweek 6 Fixtures
Gameweek 6 of 38 will see juggernauts Manchester City and Chelsea face off. Man United will play Aston Villa. Everton will play Norwich City. Burnley will play Leicester City. Leeds United will face off with West Ham. Watford will play Newcastle United. Moreover, Brentford will seek to upend Liverpool on Saturday the 25th of September. Southampton, on its part, will get another chance to show their improvement against Wolves on the 26th, as Arsenal face Tottenham. The 27th will see Brighton face Crystal Palace.
EPL Table and League Standings
Following Gameweek 5 of the EPL, Chelsea and Liverpool are currently top of the table with 13 points. Manchester United is a close third also with 13 points but beaten in goal difference. Brighton are fourth with 12 points. Man City and Everton follow on fifth and sixth with 10 points. Tottenham are seventh with 9 points, followed by West Ham with 8 points. Brentford are ninth also with 8 points with Aston Villa tenth with 7 points. Watford, Leicester, and Arsenal then follow, each with 6 points with Southampton fifteenth with 4 points. Wolves and Leeds are sixteenth and seventeenth with 3 points, followed by Newcastle at eighteenth with 2 points. Burnley are 19 with 1 point with Norwich trailing the league at twentieth with 0 points. Find more on our Football page.