7 Things Learnt from English Premier League (Game-Week 6)

Mendy is the boss: Edouard Mendy produced three massive saves to help Chelsea secure a goalless draw away at Manchester United. Even more importantly, the Senegal international goalkeeper became only the second Chelsea goalie after Petr Cech to keep a cleansheet in their opening two Premier League matches for the five-time Premier League champions.

More misery for Guardiola, joy for Moyes and Antonio: Life can’t be any more difficult for Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola, whose team for a third straight league match failed to win.

It was the first time in Guardiola’s managerial career that his team have failed to get into double points digits after six rounds of matches, while for West Ham’s David Moyes and Michail Antonio it was joy unlimited as the Scot man registered his first point against Manchester City since March 2013 and Antonio scored his 11th league goal since Project Restart in June, Harry Kane the only player to outscore the Hammers’ forward.

Vardy guns down Arsenal, again! Jamie Vardy did what he fondly does against Arsenal, score! The 33-year-old England forward is proving to be the Gunners’ modern day misery, gladly taking over that baton from Didier Drogba, netting his 11th Premier League goal in 12 appearances against Arsenal all under seven seasons!

League’s unbeaten record ended: This season has proven to be an uncommon campaign and it was only expected that any thoughts of an unbeaten run by any of the 20 Premier League teams shouldn’t be taken seriously.

The two unbeaten teams heading into the last round of matches, Everton and Aston Villa saw those runs coming to an end in unexpected fashion, Villa stunned at home by a flawless Leeds United performance and Southampton stunning the Toffees and equally ended Dominic Calvert-Lewin’s four-game scoring run .

Kane-Son do it again: Tottenham Hotspur duo Harry Kane and Son Heung-min combined for the 29th goal in their English Premier League career, the latest against Burnley to move second into the all-time list for a pair to have combined for a league goal.

The pair are only behind Didier Drogba-Frank Lampard (36 goals) on the list and based on their impressive start to the season, we can only predict Spurs’ forward pair will break the long time record by the Chelsea legends on or before the end of the current campaign.

Inconsistent VAR: VAR was at the centre of the weekend’s talking point, notably in Saturday’s fixture. Despite the blatant foul by Harry Maguire on Cesar Azpilicueta, both the match referee and the VAR officials somehow missed the incident in the Manchester United vs. Chelsea encounter at Old Trafford.

Barely two hours later, VAR was again at the centre of controversy after Liverpool conceded a contentious penalty at home to Sheffield United. However, replays suggested Fabinho’s tackle was outside the penalty box and it was a bizarre decision to give the call despite the review.

Arsenal pay the price for Ozil snub: Arsenal stumbled to a second straight Premier League defeat of the season, the latest a home loss to Leicester City at the Emirates Stadium.

However, the major setback for the Gunners was their inability to create chances for the forwards and breakdown a well setup Foxes’ backline. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang was isolated in the game, likewise Alexandre Lacazette who was starved of quality service in the middle of the front three.

When you consider that the clubs most creative player, Mesut Ozil hasn’t been registered for the Premier League campaign whilst he continues to be the highest earner, then you can only conclude that Arsenal have shot themselves in the foot by the decision to snub Ozil.

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