English Premier League Matchweek 7 Review

By  Football Pulp - 3 October 2016

Quite surprisingly, English Premier League Matchweek 7 saw the defenses gathering stability. Fewer goals were scored, while majority of the matches ended in draws. The fight atop has become intense after Spurs hammered Man City at White Hart Lane. The shocking result finally brought an end to Pep Guardiola’s winning streak, leaving Tottenham the only side without a defeat in the league.

The miserable defensive blunders forced Conte to change their strategy and the new strategy has paid off with a win over Hull during the weekend. Liverpool and Arsenal were also victorious whereas Man Utd was left suffering after a frustrating draw against Stoke at Old Trafford. The teams fighting in the relegation battle avoided defeat this weekend but are still winless. The game is getting strong and Matchweek 7 added more intensity to the mixture. Here’s what we’ve learned from every fixture of Matchweek 7.

Everton 1 – 1 Crystal Palace

A defeat followed by a draw is not a good sign for Everton and may distort their intentions to secure a Champions League spot. After an impressive start to the season, Ronald Koeman’s men are desperate to make a comeback.

Swansea City 1 – 2 Liverpool

The tactic to score goals and defend is not proving fruitful for Swans as they failed on two successive occasions. However, Liverpool managed to win another match, courtesy of a penalty, resulting in the continuation of their impressive run.

Hull City 0 – 2 Chelsea

Conte introduced a new formation against Hull City that ended the frustrating weeks for Chelsea, and served a confidence-boosting win. Blues are looking more organized and sharper with the new strategy and it looks like their efforts are paying off. 

Sunderland 1 – 1 West Bromwich Albion

The Black Cats are still winless in the league but were a better-looking side against West Brom. Although, the side is still struggling in the relegation zone but avoiding defeat may turn the tables for David Moyes.

Watford 2 – 2 AFC Bournemouth

A 4-goal thriller ended the game in a way it shouldn’t have, with both sides settling for only a point each. Both sides are, however, leveled on points with only goal difference separating them. 

West Ham 1 – 1 Middlesbrough

The disastrous run for Hammers continues but Payet returns to form saving West Ham from the jaws of defeat.

Man Utd 1 – 1 Stoke City

A draw against Stoke at Old Trafford indicates that Jose still needs time to introduce a right flow into the side. Question over Pogba’s expensive acquisition continues to gain hype as Utd failed to win, especially against the minnows.

Spurs 2 – 0 Man City

Spurs humbled Man City and finally put a full stop to Man City’s unbeaten run. The only shocking result of the weekend made the fight at top even more interesting. 

Leicester City 0 – 0 Southampton

A rather boring match with a boring result as both the sides failed to impress the audience with their attacking displays.

Burnley 0 – 1 Arsenal

The Gunners wrapped up the weekend with a hard-earned but controversial victory over Burnley. The host gave their best but Arsenal sealed the win in the 93rd minute.

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