Gameweek 7 ended with 4 home wins, 4 home draws and 2 home losses. 34 goals have been scored (Same as last gameweek) and 5 clean sheets have been maintained.
1. Both Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspurs have kept their first cleansheet of the season. Both these teams haven’t forgot to score either. They are the only two teams to have scored in all the matches played so far. Hugo Lloris proved who No.1 is by keeping a cleensheet in his first premier league appearance by ending a very long consecutive appearance (more than 300 matches) of Brad Friedel in the premier league.
2. Serbian Player of the year 2011, Aleksandar Kolarov, had made his presence strongly felt by scoring a superb free kick and two assists. Previously he has scored against Real Madrid as well. He is becoming one of the regular defenders at City.
3. Queens Park Rangers will find it really tough to stay in the league. Even with very good signings, it is difficult for them to get the desired results.
4. Though Fernando Torres is not in his best form yet, consistent goal scoring will help the team a lot in its title challenge. The trio Hazard, Mata and Oscar as usual played really well. Their combined fitness will be the key to Blues’ success.
5. Branislav Ivanovic has been tremendous this season. His attacking runs are helping the team a lot to distract the defenders. He is at this best form right now.
6. Arsenal’s new squad possesses the fighting spirit. Santi Cazorla had his best game for Arsenal so far. Olivier Giroud, Theo Walcott and Lukas Podolski lead the team in the attack finely.
7. Those who had made a big story out of Liverpool’s win against Norwich were wrong. Liverpool couldn’t score at Anfield against Stoke and ranked at 14th right now. It will be a miracle if they qualify for Europa League.
8. Manchester United defenders shone at the clash against Newcastle. They scored two goals from two corners to put the team in comfortable lead in the first 20 minutes.
Peep into key matches of Gameweek 8:
1. Andre Villas Boas will be meeting Chelsea for the first time since he left. With Spurs in good form with 14 points, this will be the most anticipated game.
2. Liverpool plays Reading at Anfield. Losing as much home points will put the manager Brendan Rodgers in trouble. A must-win match.
- My opinions on EPL 2012-13 Gameweek 6 (arunsankar.wordpress.com)
- Gameweek7 Review (funnyoldgame.wordpress.com)