Gameweek 9 proved to be a really thrilling one. Liverpool and Man City recorded wins, while Chelsea could only draw with Man Utd. Arsenal and Tottenham won their games to keep the pressure on the top 3. In other results, Cardiff beat Fulham 4-2 and Everton beat Palace 2-0. So here are the 3 things we learned from PL Gameweek 9:
1) Cardiff Grit
Before this gameweek, Cardiff had been extremely lacklustre. They had not won any games and the pressure was on Neil Warnock. Fulham were the opposition – a direct relegation rival. And Fulham took the lead through Schurrle. But, Cardiff hit back with two goals of their own before Fulham scored again. But Cardiff showed their grit to win the match 4-2 and condemn Fulham to the relegation zone. This shows that it’s going to be tight down there this year.
2) Wonderful Watford
Wolves had been playing superbly well this year. Everyone has praised their manager and their style of play. So when they hosted out of form Watford, it was predicted to be a home win. However, Watford managed to surprise everyone by scoring two goals within the space of a few minutes. Wolves tried their best to recover but could not do so, handing Gracia a great win. Watford are back – and in some style.
3) Chelsea Struggle
Sarriball has received rave reviews so far. But against Man Utd at the bridge, they simply did not take enough chances. Morata was again the guilty party. Early on, Chelsea dominated the game and should have been 2 or 3 up. However, they scored just one. And that opened the gate for Man Utd, who scored twice. Chelsea got a point right at the end, but it was not a convincing performance at all. Sarriball needs to improve and they need to take their chances better if they want to compete for the title.
To sum up, it was a great week of footballing action in the PL. The way Man City smashed Burnley 5-0, they remain favourites for the title. Watford returned to form and Liverpool continued to grind out results. Makes for an interesting gameweek 10!