As if Chelsea’s match on Monday wasn’t must-win enough already, it is now doubly so, after Spurs beat a rather lackluster Arsenal side 1-0 in Saturday’s early kick-off. Harry Kane, of course Harry Kane, scored the game’s only goal, rising Morata-like to head home an Azpilicueta-esque cross from Ben Davies for his league-leading 23rd goal of the season.
Spurs wasted a ton of chances and Arsenal almost snatched a wholly undeserved draw in stoppage time, but Lacazette rolled an easy chance just wide of the post. The draw could’ve been useful for us. With the win, Spurs at least temporarily move into third position, dropping Liverpool down to fourth and Chelsea out of the top four into fifth.
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Liverpool B Southampton on Sunday while Chelsea host West Bromwich Albion on Monday. One would expect the favored teams to win of course, but given Liverpool’s tendency to play down (or up) to their opposition’s level and Chelsea’s horrendous form, it’s tough to feel all that confident that the top-four situation after the weekend will be exactly the same as heading into the weekend.
Unfortunately, this is the biggest problem with dropping six easy points in the last two weeks. There is no margin for error left for the Blues.
Manchester City got four second-half goals from Sergio Aguero to easily dispatch Leicester City. Manchester United play tomorrow.
Meanwhile, over in Germany, Michy Batshuayi has made it three goals in his first two games for Borussia Dortmund, opening the scoring in their 2-0 win over HSV. BVB have great expectations for Batshuayi, and so far he’s repaying their faith. G’wan, Michy!
The celebration is the promised nod to the Aubameyang backflips. Lovely assist from future King of the World, Christian Pulisic, too.
At least Michy’s having fun, if not many of the rest of us are...