The sixth round of the English Premier League finished last evening with Chelsea hosting the undefeated Liverpool at Stamford Bridge. But before we dive into the match of the week, let’s check out what was happening on Friday and Saturday in the EPL.
Southampton took on Bournemouth Friday night in the hope to win their first game at home this season. However, it wouldn’t take, as the away team walked away with a convincing 3–1 win.
On Saturday, Leicester continued their great start to the season with a 2–1 victory over Tottenham. The hero of the match was James Maddison who scored the deciding goal in the 85th minute.
After making an upset against Manchester City last week, Norwich looked rather disappointing on their road match against Burnley, which they lost 2–0. Everton was stunned at home against Sheffield United and lost with the same result.
We would expect a strong answer from Manchester City after their shocking defeat to Norwich in the last round, but not many people could have foreseen an 8–0 destruction of the last-placed Watford. Silva scored four goals, while Aguero, Mahrez, Otamendi, and De Bruyne scored one each.
Newcastle and Brighton shared points at the St. James’ Park in the only goalless match of the week.
The real drama was seen in London as Crystal Palace wasn’t able to hold on to a lead. Namely, Diogo Jota of Wolverhampton scored an equalizer in the 95th minute of the game, despite the team having only 10 men on the field.
Arsenal overcame a 2–1 deficit against Aston Villa on Sunday by scoring two goals in the last 10 minutes of the game. The hero of the match was Aubameyang who placed a gorgeous free kick to the back of the net. The excitement you get from this game is one of the reasons why you will enjoy going to the football match.
West Ham got the better of Manchester United thanks to two great goals from Yarmolenko and Cresswell.
The best was saved for last, as Chelsea hosted Liverpool only a month after their encounter in the UEFA Super Cup final. The match started great for the European Champs as Alexander-Arnold turned a close-range free kick into a wonderful goal in the 14th minute. Only 16 minutes later, Firmino sent a header right past Arrizabalaga to give his team a comfortable 2–0 lead going into halftime.
Kante gave the home fans some hope after a marvelous strike and goal in the 71st minute. Chelsea had a couple of more great opportunities to score an equalizer in the last ten minutes, but they couldn’t do it, suffering their third straight loss against a big rival.
After six weeks of play, Liverpool is leading the table with all six wins and 18 points, Manchester City is close behind with 15, while Leicester, Arsenal, and West Ham each have 11.