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Premier League Winners & Losers: Liverpool let loose on Arsenal

| 29.08.2017

Another fantastic weekend of Premier League action saw Liverpool explode into life at Anfield, Tottenham Hotspur’s Wembley hoodoo continue and Slaven Bilic’s reputation take another pounding.

We take a look at the Winners and Losers of another hectic round of English football’s elite league.



A ferocious performance full of verve and vigour saw Liverpool crush Arsenal at Anfield on Sunday afternoon.

Jurgen Klopp’s team were inspired by a sensational performance by Saido Mane. The Senegal international tore the Gunners apart all afternoon, scoring his third goal of the season with a beautiful, curled finish just before half-time.

It left us wondering why on earth Barcelona are so hell-bent on signing Philippe Coutinho when Mane is clearly the star of the show.

Chelsea and Antonio Conte

Rumours of Chelsea’s demise have been greatly exaggerated, it seems. The Blues strolled to an easy 2-0 win over Everton at Stamford Bridge with Alvaro Morata notching his second goal of the season.

Antonio Conte’s side tore into the Toffees from the first whistle and were two goals to the good after the first 40 minutes.

A quite unbelievable 45 minutes against Burnley aside and Roman Abramovich will be pleased with how the team have started the season.


Tottenham Hotspur

Possibly a harsh call considering Burnley’s last visit to London, but if Spurs are to mount another serious title bid, they really have to be beating sides like the Clarets at home.

Leading into injury time, Mauricio Pochettino’s men crumbled, conceding a 92nd minute Chris Wood equaliser as the Wembley ‘curse’ continued.

Whether it is a lack of concentration or otherwise, the former Espanyol coach needs to nip it in the bud quick or their season could be in trouble.

West Ham and Slaven Bilic

West Ham United remain rooted to the foot of the table after a 3-0 humbling at the hands of Newcastle United.

It’s three defeats from three games for Slaven Bilic’s team now, and things don’t look too good for the Croatian.

Hammers owners David Gold and David Sullivan could be forced into a managerial change soon if things don’t pick up.

Crystal Palace

No goals, no points, and little hope – things are not going too well for Frank de Boer at Crystal Palace.

The former Ajax head coach has struggled to get his team going in the early stages of his Selhurst Park career and will need patience from Steve Parish and the Eagles’ board.

Palace’s last handful of managers have consisted of the direct in Tony Pulis, Neil Warnock and Sam Allardyce so it’s fair to say the club might need a bit of time to get used to a ‘Cryuffista’ in De Boer.

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Cian Carroll

Starting life as a football columnist for his local paper in Dundalk, Cian has written for a number of media outlets with pieces published in The Birmingham Mail and Spain’s El Mundo Deportivo. A lover of football, GAA, boxing, rugby and MMA, he’s a big Aston Villa and Dundalk fan. He can be regularly spotted on various mountain tops.