Premier League Matchweek 9 Review: News that Made Headlines

By  Umair Asif - 24 October 2016

With a quarter of the season already behind us, the Premier League did not fail to impress yet again. Matchweek 9 produced some exciting results, making the fight at the top more congested. Yet another week of exciting football and yet again the title race is an unsettled affair. Every side has had their say at the top but there are still a few lurking behind and failing to make their mark.

With just 9 Matchweeks down, Anfield has started to transform their dream of a Premier League title into a reality, whereas Burnley is not in the mood to give up easily. Arsenal lack creativity without Santi Cazorla and Spurs failed to be at the top against Cherries. Pep’s defensive woes are growing, while uncertainty prevails for Red Devils. The Hammers are quietly escaping the relegation zone, whereas Leicester is back to their winning ways, and that to without Vardy.

All in all, it was another breathtaking extravaganza in the English Top Flight with only goal difference separating the top three sides. Chelsea and Tottenham are also not far away.  Anyhow, here’s the Premier League Matchweek 9 Review to take you through in case you missed all the live action during the weekend:

AFC Bournemouth 0-0 Tottenham Hotspur

Eddie Howe once again proved his worth as the most suitable option for England’s managerial role after taking Spurs to their limits. Pochettino’s men lost a golden chance to be at the top, although temporarily, but the attack failed to impress.

Arsenal 0-0 Middlesbrough

Victor Valdes heroics denied Arsenal three points against Middlesbrough at home. However, the absence of Santi Cazorla and the outcome justifies the bond between the two. Gunners lack creativity without Cazorla and that’s why he is the man in demand.

Burnley 2-1 Everton

Burnley likes to hunt teams from Merseyside at Turf Mor and they don’t serve a victory there. Everton had an impressive start to the season but they are lacking consistency.

Hull City 0-2 Stoke City

Stoke’s road to redemption continues with another away win taking their Premier League tally to 9 points with just two wins.

Liverpool 2-1 West Brom

Klopp has transformed Liverpool into nothing a dangerous and destructive team. Although West Brom gave the Anfield outfit a run for their money, but Coutinho and Co. surpassed all the hurdles to continue their winning streak.

Leicester City 3-1 Crystal Palace

With Ahmed Musa in place of Jamie Vardy, Leicester City is back to their winning ways. The Foxes hammered Palace at home to replicate the impressive form they had last season.   

Swansea City 0-0 Watford

Swans were held for a goalless draw at home by Watford, digging them deeper into the relegation zone. An impressive performance from a steady Watford side but the attack seemed to miss flare. 

West Ham United 1-0 Sunderland

A convincing home win for West Ham helped them escape the relegation zone quietly whereas despair grew big for Moyes as the Black Cats are the only side without a win in the Premier League so far.

Manchester City 1-1 Southampton

Man City’s defense is having a hard time coping with Pep Guardiola’s system and a draw against Southampton at home cemented Pep’s worst run without a win as a manager since 2009.

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Chelsea 4-0 Manchester United

Conte’s new strategy and tactics are working well and the team is performing exceptionally well under the new system. Chelsea once again showed their title intentions by serving a hammering to the Red Devils while they visited Stamford Bridge. Mourinho’s first visit to Stamford Bridge as an opponent did not go well and he will aiming to erase the memories of this disastrous evening as soon as possible.

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