Lampard’s Blues still have a long way to go
Going into the match against Liverpool, there were hopes that Chelsea could match Liverpool, while they were able to contain the reds for a while, the red card awarded to Christensen disrupted the whole Chelsea team, and it went downwards from there. Thiago came on in the second half and Chelsea looked hopeless. Lampard has a lot of thinking to do, especially trying to fix in Havertz and Mount into his XI.
Premier League teams should be wary of Ancelotti’s Everton
Everton’s new signings, Doucoure, James and Allan have all slotted into the team seamlessly, with James being the best creative hub over the two game weeks. While they might not be challenging for the EPL title, there’s definitely a strong reason to believe that they could compete for top four or six, especially considering how good of a manager Carlo Ancelotti is.
Manchester United need new signings
The only positive from United’s game against Crystal Palace, was Donny Van De Beek scoring on his debut, and he’s the only significant signing during this summer. United need to sign a CB, Lindelof is up for it. The endless pursuit of Sancho might also be their downfall, they need to try and get another RW as it appears Dortmund aren’t turning down their asking price of €120 million for the English winger. Alex Telles is reportedly on the verge of a move. These could yet happen and there is still time to make some significant strides but it needs to be more urgent and decisive.
Son and Kane; the linkup we never saw coming
For the first time ever in the premier league, a player assisted the same teammate on four occasions in one match, with Kane being the provider and Son putting the ball in the back of the net. Mourinho has come in for a lot of criticism, rightly so, but the victory over Southampton would give him some breathing space. He has also reinforced, signing both Reguilon and Gareth Bale on loan for the season, this should be enough to push his team to fight for the top four and maybe a domestic trophy.
As it stands, the Premier League this season would once again be an exciting season. Liverpool have reinforced, with the signing of Thiago and Jota, and City also acquired Ake and Torres. It’s clear that there are no rooms for slip up this season, with all the big guns looking to make it into the top four, and top six at worst.
By muyiwa aguda