The seventh round of the English Premier League ended, and we won’t see club football for a while. The international matches will be on the menu in the next two weeks, but before that starts, we will have our usual “Winners and Losers” column.
The Bees once again won. This time, they were better than West Ham in London, 1-2, posting the third victory of the campaign. At the moment, Brentford is seventh, with 12 points, and only six goals allowed.
The newcomers from the Championship are arguably the biggest surprise since the start of the campaign. Even though many saw them as the biggest candidate for relegation, this unit defies the odds at the moment.
Raul Jimenez and Hee-Chan Hwang are slowly becoming a deadly duo. The Mexican was setting up goals while the Korean executed against Newcastle. Wolverhampton won 2-1, which was the second in a row for the Wolves, who are slowly starting to catch their pace.
Right now, they have three wins in seven games and are in the middle of the standings with nine points, all of them won in the past four games.
The Peacocks finally posted their first win of the year in the EPL. They needed seven matches for it, and the victim of Bielsa’s boys was Watford, 1-0.
Leeds had plenty of problems with injured players, but they still managed to rise above all the adversity and take three valuable points. They are outside the relegation zone, with a bit better morale than before this weekend.
We think that it has become very clear that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is not the person for Manchester United. With all due respect, he is still way below the level required to successfully lead a big club.
His pretty strange decisions once again cost the Red Devils, as they played only 1-1 at home against Everton. United is wasting points against smaller sides, and that is something unacceptable if you want to become an EPL champion.
The Clarets once again failed to win. Arguably the weakest team in the Premiership, Norwich, took a point at Turf Moore. It was the first of the season for the Canaries, making Burnley’s failure even greater.
Sean Dyche’s squad isn’t playing well at all this year. This was a clash against the direct rival in the relegation battle and a must-win situation. What will happen in the future with the Clarets? We will see. But something tells us that this unit might be in big trouble.
The Hammers lost to Brentford at home, thus spoiled what was an excellent start of the season. We are more than sure that playing in the Europa League took a toll on their physical condition and that this team doesn’t have enough depth to compete in both competitions.
This international break comes in a perfect moment for the Hammers, who will have some time to recharge their batteries and make a plan for the upcoming challenges.