The Manchester derby was everything we wanted; goals, tactical excellence and individual creativity. By half-time, the game was well and truly over. The Premier League champions, Manchester City, had shown not just intent, but also affirmed their nature as winners. It is simply what they do, regardless of the type or level of the opposition.
And yet, that was not the only derby that lived up to the expectations. Arsenal showed in the London derby just how much growth they had undergone under Mikel Arteta. Their high-energy, attacking football proved too much for a Tottenham that was ready to draw in the opponent while prepared to shift the gears abruptly.
Still, there were goals between Liverpool and Brighton. Leicester City finally earned its first win of the season. It was pretty fun at the King Power.
This weekend presents some exciting clashes, the headline fixture at the Emirates once again.
Review Of Gameweek 9
Gameweek 9 delivered some exceptional results and drama across the various venues.
Arsenal overpowered their London rivals, Tottenham 3-1 with Thomas Partey scoring the pick of the bunch.
Liverpool thought they had done enough, coming from two goals down to lead Brighton 3-2. However, Leandro Trossard completed his hat trick with only seven minutes to go to make it 3-3.
Newcastle took advantage of an early red card to Nathaniel Chalobar to condemn Fulham to a 4-1 defeat.
Everton won its second consecutive game, edging past Southampton 2-1.
Conor Gallagher scored in stoppage time to help Chelsea claim a 2-1 win against Crystal Palace.
Bournemouth and Brentford shared the spoils in an eventless 0-0 draw. Then, Gianluca Scamacca helped West Ham defeat Wolves 2-0. Bruno Lage was fired the following day.
Erling Haaland and Phil Foden scored a hat-trick each in Manchester City’s 6-3 humiliation of Manchester United.
There was nothing to separate Leeds United and Aston Villa as no goals were scored.
Leicester enjoyed a comprehensive 4-0 win against newly-promoted Nottingham Forest on Monday night.
Preview Of Gameweek 10
Some end-to-end encounters will expectedly go down this weekend.
Newcastle will hope to capitalise on last weekend’s victory when Brentford visits St. James’.
Bournemouth, who have now become stable host Leicester City.
Manchester City will look to go atop the table, at least temporarily when they face Southampton.
Chelsea will be confident after its cracking Champions League win in midweek against an out-of-sorts Wolves.
Brighton takes on Tottenham as West Ham and Fulham go head-to-head in a London derby.
Crystal Palace welcomes Leeds United on Sunday just before the blockbuster game between Arsenal and Liverpool. Gabriel Jesus and Mohamed Salah will fancy their chances respectively.
Everton will look to wipe the floor against a low-spirited Manchester United.
Monday night football between Nottingham Forest and Aston Villa will round off the Gameweek.
Predictions For Gameweek 10
BetBiga Booking Code:
Newcastle vs Brentford (1X)
Bournemouth vs Leicester City (over 1.5 goals)
Manchester City vs Southampton (1)
Chelsea vs Wolves (1)
Brighton vs Tottenham (over 1.5 goals)
West Ham vs Fulham (over 2.5 goals)
Crystal Palace vs Leeds United (under 3.5 goals)
Arsenal vs Liverpool (over 2.5 goals)
Everton vs Manchester United (under 3.5 goals)
Nottingham Forest vs Aston Villa (goal/goal)