5 Things We Learned from PL Weekend


It was another thrilling weekend of Premier League action and here are five things we picked up from week nine.

1) Koeman replacement has it all to do

Everton’s 5-2 home defeat to Arsenal signalled the end for Ronald Koeman at Goodison Park, with the Toffees now sat in the bottom three (Everton 16/1 to be relegated).
You can change your manager but you can’t magic up a centre-forward outside of the transfer window – with goals still a massive problem for Everton.
With Leicester away (Match Odds – Leicester 11/10, Draw 9/4, Everton 51/20) and in-form Watford at home in their next two league games, it’s a tough test of the squad’s resolve.

2) Terriers will fight to the end

Those punters who thought Huddersfield would tamely slip back to the Championship, after a poor run, will be thinking again now!
The Terriers showed the fighting spirit they have in the 2-1 win over Manchester United and they look determined to prove the doubters wrong.
Having said that, I still don’t think they have enough quality to stay up! and David Wagner’s men are 13/10 to be relegated come May.

3) Reds are at a crossroads

Liverpool’s 4-1 thumping against Tottenham at Wembley saw the Reds making the same defensive mistakes again!
Jurgen Klopp has never been so critical of his players since arriving at Anfield and unless he makes big changes, Liverpool can forget about a top-four finish (7/5).

4) United need Pogba back…soon

At lot has been made of Jose Mourinho’s negative approach to games, with Manchester United (12/1 to win the title) scoring just two goals in their last three games in all competitions.
But they are clearly missing a spark and some inspiration from the middle of the park – they need Paul Pogba back fit ASAP!

5) Rafa can lead Newcastle to Europe

Rafa Benitez is still the best tactician in the Premier League and continues to prove that with a Newcastle team that are punching well above their weight.
The Magpies are sixth and have lost just one of their last seven league games, keeping three clean sheets in that time. With expected fresh transfer funds to arrive in January, Benitez will believe he can lead Newcastle to a top-six finish (22/1).

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