5 THINGS WE’VE LEARNED FROM THIS WEEKEND’S PL MATCHES

Son Heung-min showcases why he is an important asset

This season Spurs have shown us their good and bad performances all at the same time. Heung-min presented another reason this weekend why he deserves the spotlight.

Spurs battled West Ham this past weekend with a victory of 2-0. The South Korean footballer replaced Richarlison 23 min into the second half. He smashed a goal into the back of the net merely 4 min later.

Heung-min has scored 5 goals and has assisted 3 times in the 22-23 Premier League season. Spurs are also constantly showing their support for Son as he deals with a lot of online racism abuse.

Reputation doesn’t warrant victories

Over the last decade, Man City have risen above and shown us that winning the PL trophy is quite an easy task for them, having won it 6 times under the management of Pep Guardiola.

City’s reputation puts doubt in the mind of the opposition before they even step out onto Etihad turf. This all changed his weekend with a serious blow from Nottm Forest, keeping City from potentially knocking Arsenal off the throne. Dominant possession needs to be turned into serious wins or they can kiss the trophy goodbye this season.

Big spender squad lack management

Chelsea also played a losing game with a potentially relegated team. No one is single-handedly responsible for The Blue’s struggles. Many argue that the team is underperforming, while some say that the owner was appointed without adequate information about the players.

Inevitably, Potter gets dealt the shorthand and must bear the brunt of reproval. Being defeated by Southampton has raised some questions as to whether he is the best man for the job. If Potter wants to keep his role something needs to take a turn for the better.

Ten Hag is working his magic

Before joining the Red Devils a year ago, Hag said that a 'manager can't work magic'. Having won the most Premier League titles, United are bringing their A-game this season. Defeating Leicester this past weekend has shown just that.

Rashford scored 2 out of the 3 goals. This ensured that the Red Devils moved up the table, with only 3 points separating them and City.

With 15 matches to go, Man City losing their cool and Arsenal lacking consistency, winning this year’s title might not be such a far-fetched reality for them.

Leeds struggling with appointing new management

Jesse Marsch stepped down as Leeds manager following a poor run of results. Marsch was appointed last year and signed a three-year deal but got sacked just short of a year in charge.

Looking lost on the field, players have been under the supervision of Michael Skubala for a full 2 weeks. Unsure staff are seen walking around not being able to implement their tactics to full extent, hoping a new manager will walk through the doors.

The search continues for a new coach, and warning signs can be seen leading Leeds for relegation if this mess isn’t sorted out.

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