Top 5 Stories from Premier League Matchweek 21
Happy New Year! Now that January and the transfer window are upon us, let’s recap the last games of 2017.
1. City draw, lose Jesus and DeBruyne
Cryatal Palace stopped City’s win streak and scoring streak. Palace managed to hold City to a 0-0 draw. They failed to end the invincible run. City are going into the new year without two key players. Gabriel Jesus will be out for 1-2 months, while Kevin DeBruyne’s injury time is yet to be determined. City remain top the table while Palace drop to 17th.
2. United draw, lose Lukaku
Southampton managed to hold Manchester United to a 0-0 draw as well. The result was met with ire from the Old Trafford crowd, and manager Jose Mourinho agreed. Lukaku was taken out in the 14th minute from a head collision with a Southampton defender. United drop to 3rd with the loss, Southampton rise to 13th.
3. Arsenal draw with West Brom, “Wenger Out” chants rampant
West Brom’s controversial penalty drew ire from the Arsenal players, but the draw showed a lack of enthusiasm from the Gunners. Arsenal supporters were chanting for Arsene Wenger to be fired. This is nothing new to the manager or the club. It’s been a seesaw experience for Wenger trying to keep his job secure. There will be close coverage of this situation going forward. Arsenal rose to 5th despite the result and West Brom remain 19th.
4. Chelsea pummel Stoke 5-0
Chelsea scored from the early minutes to the final moments. With two early goals in the first ten minutes, there wasn’t much Stoke could do to stop the Blues. The win was big for Chelsea as they move into second position in the table ahead of Manchester United. Stoke drop to 15th with the heavy loss.
5. Liverpool come from behind to beat Leicester
An early Jamie Vardy goal put thoughts of a victory in doubt for Liverpool. Once again, Mohamed Salah put in a hero’s performance. His second half brace was a game saving effort that kept Liverpool in 4th and Leicester in 8th.
Matchweek 22 commences Monday.
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