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EPL Matchday 11 Review

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Another weekend of fantastic English football has come and gone, with the away sides getting the majority of the wins on Saturday, while Sunday went to the home sides. Everton decided to get off their backsides and do some work, and Burnley is slowly putting pressure on the big teams. In saying that, let’s not waste any more time. Here are the takeaways from matchday eleven of the English Premier League:

City builds the buffer on United

Manchester City did everything right in order to keep themselves ahead at the top of the table with a solid 3-1 win against Arsenal, and Manchester United did everything wrong to end up eight points back from City with a quarter of the season gone. This is by no means is an insurmountable lead, however, once City gets beyond three games ahead at the top of that ladder, United will need to pull out a special season (no pun intended) in order to get that back.

Kevin De Bruyne has been in fantastic form as of late, while Ederson in between the sticks has given the backline comfort in the fact that they have a keeper who hasn’t made many blunders. As long as City can keep this up, fans should expect to see Manchester be Blue this summer.

Burnley in European Contention?

Let me get this right, Burnley contains the same amount of points as Arsenal and Liverpool? That’s absolutely bonkers, yet it is also absolutely amazing for the club. Sean Dyche has done a fantastic job with his squad since coming back up from the Championship, and the likes of Wood and Vokes have been great up front. Tom Pope has been a revelation since starting in goal for them, and that is with Heaton yet to return. Things are looking up for Burnley, and they have some very winnable games in the next month that could really turn the heat up of the major clubs.

Bilic gone

Slaven Bilic can say adios to the club he once played for, as West Ham sacked him this morning after a 4-1 loss at home to Liverpool. That loss left the Hammers in 18th place, with only nine points to their name and a pretty poor goal differential of -12. What needs to change? Well one, Bilic had to go. They’ve made that change pretty swiftly, and now they need to bring in someone who will actually have a chance at reviving the club.

The team also needs to stop fiddling around with the ball. They have a great forward in Chicarito who can sink in some stunners, but he needs the ball in order to do that. However, if the usual trend does occur, West Ham should win this wee…..oh, away at Watford? Never mind.

 

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