Ten talking points from the weekend’s Premier League action

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1) Marsch expects Anfield to revitalize Leeds’s season

Inconceivable. This could be said of a squad that was challenging on all fronts six months ago, has reached the quarterfinals of the Champions League, but is now out of the title fight after dropping points in eight of twelve matches this season. But it was the phrase Jesse Marsch chose to describe Leeds’ first victory over Liverpool since April 2001 – albeit prefaced by “nearly” – as the under-pressure manager relished the relief of a dramatic late success at Anfield.

Ten talking points from the weekend's premier league action
Ten talking points from the weekend’s premier league action

The impassioned celebrations were justified, but they did not sway Marsch’s opinion that Leeds cannot squander the opportunity to begin their season. After Bournemouth’s visit to Elland Road next Saturday, three of the current top four will have played. Therefore, his realism made sense. Marsch stated, “We should not be in this position, and we should not be suffering as we are.”

“However, we have not discovered ways to reward ourselves. We are a rather young crew. We needed a moment to stop the bleeding in our season, and the fact that it has arrived is nearly unfathomable. However, we cannot rely solely on one game. Our season needs to generate momentum.” Nick Hunter

2) Cucurella makes a violent comeback to Brighton

Marc Cucurella is having difficulty. Saturday’s return to Brighton did not improve the situation for the Spanish defender, who has had a rough start to his Chelsea career. Brighton’s fans had not forgotten how Cucurella forced his way out of the club last summer, and they rejoiced in watching him struggle to hold Solly March, who had free reign on Chelsea’s right flank due to Graham Potter’s reckless choice to play Raheem Sterling at left wing-back. Cucurella, who was playing left center-back, received no protection from Sterling, and as a result, the home team ran amok.

Cucurella makes a violent comeback
Ten talking points from the weekend's premier league action

Nothing went in Chelsea’s favor. They were decisively defeated, and individual concerns regarding Cucurella are mounting. Not the ideal look for a £62.5 million player whose defense has been sloppy and his distribution has been shaky in four of his previous five games. Jacob Steinberg

3) Nelson argues his case before the judge

Reiss Nelson had to wait patiently for his opportunity, but he made the most of it during Arsenal’s rout of Nottingham Forest. Nelson replaced Bukayo Saka in the first half and had a significant impact on the rout.

Two goals at the beginning of the second half and a helper indicate that he can play a significant role in their squad this year. Mikel Arteta stated, “Not just I, but also his entire coaching staff and teammates, are ecstatic for him, as he is truly developing and maturing.” “Every day he demonstrates how badly he wants it. Today he had the chance, and he performed exceptionally well.”

Nelson argues his case
Ten talking points from the weekend's premier league action

Nelson made only his fourth appearance of the season and his first in the Premier League, but he displayed the confidence and skill of a regular starter. It will not be his last contribution of significance. Simon Mail

4) Guardiola anticipates City’s domestic conveniences

Pep Guardiola, rather menacingly, recited Chelsea’s upcoming match against Arsenal and Tottenham’s upcoming match against Liverpool before the World Cup break a half-hour or so after Manchester City’s win at Leicester. Chelsea also travels to Newcastle before the conclusion of the Premier League. Guardiola was arguing that his Manchester City squad must make the most of a relatively favorable schedule.

Ten talking points from the weekend's premier league action
Ten talking points from the weekend's premier league action

Before attention turns to Qatar, they have four consecutive home games, including a Carabao Cup showdown against Chelsea and league contests against Fulham and Brentford. The opposition is likely to lose points, and City hopes to prevent exhaustion and defeat. Guardiola stated, “We can arrive after the World Cup on top of the league.” Ben Fisher

5) Martínez’s injury points to concussion worries

The fact that two national coaches, England’s Gareth Southgate and Brazil’s Tite, witnessed Eddie Howe’s team score four excellent goals against Aston Villa is indicative of Newcastle’s growth. Wilson showed that he should be Harry Kane’s international backup after scoring twice and assisting on the other two goals.

He has secured a spot on Southgate’s World Cup squad going for Qatar. The incoming manager of Aston Villa, Unai Emery, has a lot of work to do when he arrives on Tuesday, even though Howe’s talented squad appears to be genuine top-four candidates. The club’s concussion protocols should be reviewed as a top priority.

Emiliano Martnez continued to play for an additional 12 minutes after teammate Tyrone Mings accidentally kneed him in the head, before collapsing after receiving a cross and being taken off the field. Why did Villa not immediately change their goalkeeper following the accident with Mings? Louise Taylor

6) Antonio has a future as a super sub for West Ham

Midway through September was the last time Michail Antonio started in the Premier League, but he has a future as a super sub. After 57 unproductive minutes at Old Trafford, he was substituted by Gianluca Scamacca. Antonio’s versatility could be crucial for David Moyes, who has lacked a notable backup option for quite some time.

Antonio then instantly made Lisandro Martnez aware of his presence with a shoulder barge that would have required a lesser athlete to spend a month in bed. Manchester United understood they were in a war and had to adapt to the new situation, which they did effectively, but only by a hair’s breadth.

He was beaten by defenders on a couple of headers, but he piled the pressure on the opposing defense by forcing David de Gea to tip a rising shot over the crossbar. Antonio can continue to have a similar influence, and there is no shame in being a very effective substitute in modern football. Will Victory

7) Moore’s vitality for the Cherries and Wales

Kieffer Moore deviates from the norm. Signed by Yeovil Town from non-league Dorchester only to undergo back-to-back relegations; a brief stay with Norway’s Viking FK; a whistle-stop UK tour taking in Ipswich, Barnsley, Wigan, and eventually Bournemouth; his path to the Premier League was unconventional He. His playing style, that of a 6′ 5″ center-forward battering ram, is unconventional by today’s standards.

Saturday, though, against Tottenham, Moore proved too much for the visitors to handle. Each half’s goal resulted from two distinct first-time finishes. The first goal was scored with his right foot, while the second was a strong and courageous header. He did not merit finishing in last place. Nonetheless, both Bournemouth and Wales displayed flashes of potential. Sam Dalling

8) Lampard and Silva are at appropriate clubs

Marco Silva stated, “I must remember people that in our first season at Everton, we finished seventh.” Up until the final game, we were in contention for the Europa League. Silva was resolutely standing his ground, just as Fulham had been denied victory by Jordan Pickford’s brilliance and Conor Coady and James Tarkowski’s stellar defense.

His dismissal in December 2019 still stings, but Fulham values his offensive style of play. Frank Lampard, on the other hand, is an excellent fit for Everton’s current requirements and deserves praise for restoring his career and reputation by saving the club from relegation and making them difficult to defeat this season.

“We lost the game last year, so there has been development, but I want more,” he remarked. Everton is still ineffective in attack, but Lampard’s relative success and Fulham’s outstanding season thus far under Silva remind us that certain teams are better suited to certain managers. Finding these combinations is a challenging aspect. John Brewin

9) Palace still lacks a premier scorer

Patrick Vieira’s stay at Crystal Palace has been quietly impressive thus far, with the manager changing a straightforward counterpunching team into one that attacks with considerably more imagination, all without compromising defensive tenacity.

The conspicuous omission, though, is a goalscoring striker, a problem exacerbated by Conor Gallagher’s return to Chelsea and only partially alleviated by Wilfried Zaha’s production. Odsonne Édouard was signed to replace the void left by his 88 goals in four seasons for Celtic, but his meager six goals last season did not befit an attack featuring two of the country’s most terrifying wingers.

The Frenchman’s record has not improved significantly this season, but his three goals so far – close-range finishes capping precise buildups – provide a fair template for the type of striker Palace needs. If Édouard does not improve quickly, Vieira should search for a more predatory center forward capable of leading a European charge. Ivan Toney perhaps? Alexander Hess

Wolves’ Costa’s red card was so unnecessary

In the tie with Brentford, Diego Costa showed signs of regaining his form. In the second half, a deft feint and pull past Ben Mee left the outstanding center-back floundering, and David Raya blocked the former Spain international’s deadly low shot.

His link-up play and movement appeared to be progressing as well. With only six Premier League goals scored this season, Wolves were in dire need of the veteran striker’s return to fitness and form to help them escape the relegation zone. The time and effort spent gaining speed were squandered as the forward headbutted Mee over nothing.

Astonishingly, it was Costa’s first red card in the Premier League, and he has been sidelined until Christmas Day as a result. Another extended layoff will necessitate that Costa regains match fitness. The wolves may be questioning the value of his signing. Gregg Bakowski

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