4 Talking points from the Weekend
Man city were again in imperious form as they swept aside Arsenal in a 3-1 win with goals from De Bruyne, Aguero and Jesus as they won their ninth consecutive game. Of Course there was a Wenger outburst against the referee but as Pep said “the penalty was a penalty, the offside was offside but we won because we were better”. With 31 points from 11 games and 8 points clear it is hard to look past City as champions regardless of how early it still is in the season.
Bye Bye Bilic
West Ham were truly abject as they succumbed to a 4-1 loss at home to Liverpool. Liverpool did play well however with Salah leading the line and netting twice. It seemed in the interview straight after the game seemed as if Bilic had already been given his p45 and this was confirmed Monday through a club statement that change was necessary “to move forward positively in line with their ambition”. David Moyes is currently favourite to take the job but with his record of 2 wins in the last 20 games managed would this be a step forwards or backwards?
Everton turn it around.
Speaking of Koeman have Everton had the result that can kick start their season? 2-0 down at 64 minutes and the despair around Goodison was palpitable. However Niasse, Calvert-Lewin and Leighton Baines who dispatched the 91st minute penalty had other ideas. Certainly the type of result that can turn the season around but first the Everton board need to decide what to do with the manager, with Unsworth himself declaring “whatever will be will be”
Conte going nowhere
After the midweek Champions League drubbing against Roma this was a huge match for Chelsea and they duly delivered. Alvaro Morata scoring a bullet of a header to win 1-0. There had been some pressure on Conte coming into the game and dropping David Luiz for the less experienced Andreas Christensen was a huge decision. However Conte showed why he has such a good record at clubs he has managed and illustrated all the intensity and desire that has become a hallmark of the Italian. After the game he declared that he was not interested in talk about his own position and I am sure that Chelsea fans would agree.