Premier League shaping up after four matches.
The first four rounds of matches of the Premier League have come and gone and we are getting a better idea of how the season is going to pan out. Liverpool look like they are hungrier than ever and want to win that elusive Premier League title finally. After missing out on it last season by one point and only losing one match all season they seem like they want to better it. Their defence has been a bit shaky at times, but their attacking power is so strong that it looks like even if they concede two goals, they will go out and score three goals. When they faced Arsenal, who are supposed to be a top 6 competitor, they pulled them apart and won comfortably 3-1. It remains to be seen what would happen if one of their stars such as Salah or Van Dijk got inured but Klopp will be hoping that is a problem that he won’t have to deal with.
Last season’s Champions, Manchester City have also started the season strongly. Their only blip on a perfect record is that they drew against Tottenham, 2-2 with their last-minute winner being ruled out for handball in the buildup. They have looked just as good as last season and with De Bruyne missing almost all of last season through injury, is back now and producing his best football again. One negative for Guardiola is that Laporte has injured himself and is seemingly going to be out until the new year at least. With Kompany gone, it leaves them light at the back and Fernandinho will be used as a makeshift center back.
The rest of the so called “top 6” have had some slip-ups already. Arsenal started the season well but then lost to Liverpool and drew at home to Spurs. Spurs have also not looked at their best winning only one of their first four matches, with two draws against Arsenal and City and a loss away to Newcastle. United started the season very well demolishing Chelsea 4-0 but since then they haven’t won, drawing two and losing at home to Palace. Lampard has also not had the best start to life with Chelsea, after the crushing defeat to United. They followed that with a draw at Leicester, a win at Norwich and then a home draw with newly-promoted Sheffield United. It is still a transition period for him, and he will be happy with the fact that the youth are performing well. These four teams will be hoping to find some more consistency following the international break.
Leicester are in 3rd after an impressive start to the season. They commenced with two draws, and then came away with two wins with Vardy particularly impressing in their last match. Crystal Place, Arsenal, Everton and West Ham proceed Leicester and are all locked on 7 points. Except for Crystal Palace who are having a good start to the season, Leicester, West Ham and Everton are the teams that are seen to be able to maybe break into that top 6 bracket this season. We are excited for the international break to be over and for the league matches to start again.