Liverpool and Manchester City both secured three points with three goals each in their respective matches, but the other “Big 6” teams had to fight hard for goals. Manchester United failed to find the back of the net, while Arsenal and Tottenham had to struggle for their wins. It was a challenging weekend for the Premier League powerhouses.
Brighton proved to be a tough opponent as they performed better than Manchester United. West Ham suffered a defeat against Manchester City, but Newcastle and Aston Villa were satisfied with their performances heading into European competitions.
Jurgen Klopp showed his managerial prowess by making quick changes and adjustments in Liverpool’s game against Wolves. His substitutions completely turned the game around and revitalized his team’s performance.
Erling Haaland’s impressive performance and goal scoring abilities were overshadowed by the playmaking skills of Bernardo Silva and Julian Álvarez in Manchester City’s victory over West Ham. Despite missing key players, City still posed significant challenges to their opponents.
Manchester United created several chances but failed to capitalize on them in their match against Brighton. VAR rulings also did not go their way, and they have had mixed luck throughout the season so far.
Tottenham struggled to break down Sheffield United’s defensive tactics and only found a late answer to their offensive play. Spurs had numerous shots blocked and failed to capitalize on their opportunities.
Arsenal’s win over Everton was hard-fought, and Leandro Trossard’s goal proved to be the difference-maker. Arsenal needs a problem solver to remain competitive in the title race.
Newcastle controlled their match against Brentford, who struggled without their key player Ivan Toney. Newcastle dominated possession and secured a victory through a penalty.
Chelsea’s slow start to the season can partly be attributed to injuries and lack of veteran leadership. The team lacks in-game nous and feels the need to score early to win matches.
Overall, the weekend showcased the challenges faced by the “Big 6” teams and highlighted the importance of strong tactics and game management.