Gameweek 5 of the PL threw up some amazing results. The way Bournemouth managed to romp past Leicester was unexpected. Similarly, West Ham managed to stun Everton by smashing 3 goals past them at their home ground. There were also routine wins for Chelsea – who now top the table – as well as Liverpool, who also have a 100% record. Spurs lost their second game in a row and look like they are fragile at the moment. So let us have a look at the 3 things we learned from PL Gameweek 5:
1) Sloppy Spurs
Despite all the claims made by Mauricio Pochettino, Spurs are still nowhere near challenging for the PL title. They were also beaten in the Champions League this week by Inter, which means that they have lost 3 games for the first time under the Argentine. Ultimately, the poor summer transfer window is coming back to haunt them, when they failed to sign a single player. Kane has not managed to hit the heights of last year and Alli has been hit by injuries. Their squad needs freshening up and unless they add to it in January, they may even drop out of the top 4.
2) Brilliant Bournemouth
Bournemouth seem to be on a great trajectory this season. They have started very well and at this early stage they are above teams like Spurs, Arsenal and United. They seem to have a great team spirit which has been engrained by Eddie Howe and they seem to be headed for a mid-table finish. It is evident that last year they did not start too well and were flirting with the relegation zone. But this year seems to be a totally different story and they look very dangerous. They went 4 goals up against Leicester who are not a bad side themselves. Although the foxes managed to pull back two goals, Bournemouth were always comfortable.
3) Arsenal Ascendancy
Under new coach Unai Emery, Arsenal are beginning to find some form. They managed to beat Newcastle easily despite a minor fightback from the Magpies. Xhaka once again showed what his left foot can do if he can maintain his discipline. Similarly, Ozil also scored, showing that he is not yet finished at the club despite the rumours. Even though Arsenal are currently not in the top 4, they can get there by the end of the season if Spurs and United continue to be inconsistent.
To sum up, it was a brilliant week of football, with matches taking place each day. While the weekend was lit up by the Premier League, the fans have been treated to some great action in the Champions League as well, where Man City were surprisingly beaten.