Gameweek 4 has flown by and now we have to mourn for 2 weeks. The dreaded international break is here and now everyone is waiting for the next gameweek. Liverpool and Chelsea are leading the way – along with Watford! Everyone thought Spurs would maintain their unbeaten start, but it is Watford who came out on top in the game. So here are the 3 things we learned from PL Gameweek 4:
1) Wondrous Watford
Can Watford do a Leicester and go all the way?! Well, if the Premier League’s Gameweek 4 is something to go by, they definitely can. The Hornets beat Spurs comfortably in the end, condemning Pochettino to a dismal defeat. Although Spurs took the lead, Watford showed their physical game and roared back into the match. Not only did they equalize, they managed to stamp their authority on the game and went on to win it. Harry Kane looked way short of match fitness, which is inexcusable at this stage, especially after he had done well in the last couple of weeks. Overall, it appears as if Spurs will fall short of a title challenge yet again, as they simply don’t have a clue about grinding out wins.
2) Woeful West Ham
On the opposite end of the spectrum are West Ham. Everything looked so good in the summer. They snatched Pellegrini, they spent around a 100 million in the market, they signed some good players such as Anderson. However, their start to the season has been ridiculously bad – 4 defeats on the trot. And this week would have hurt even more, losing to a last minute goal from Wolves, that too at home. This is the time for West Ham fans to start worrying a little. There seems to be no team-work, no cohesion, and a lack of balance. If they want to survive this season, they will need to do much much more than this!
3) Arbitrary Arsenal
What can be said about Arsenal that hasn’t been said already? Unai Emery jumped with joy after his team won 3-2 against.. umm Cardiff City! Beating a relegation favourite has become a source of so much joy for Arsenal – this truly reflects the state of affairs. They really needed at least 5-6 more signings to come with the new man in charge. Same old sloppiness and laid back defending will not get them anywhere. This season Arsenal really are in danger of dropping out of the top 6 – even dropping out of the top 8. That’s the state of affairs. Players like Xhaka and Ozil are nowhere near where they should be. Arsenal fans will be hoping and praying for the best!
To sum up, all the big boys won this weekend (Spurs are not counted!). Man Utd were back to winning ways, although Rashford’s red spoilt the party. Man City won but not with their usual flair. Watford are flying and they will certainly hope they can do a Leicester!