Graham Potter had a day to forget, on a ground he knew so well, and against a team he had spent years building. “You are going to be sacked in the morning,” the Brighton fans teased as his Chelsea team suffered at their hands. This was one of the major talking points from last weekend’s Premier League action.
Liverpool have now lost four league matches this season, the same number in 63 matches in all competitions last term. The Reds are not in a relegation dogfight. They surely would not. Still, being 15 points from the top and just five points ahead of Leicester City in 18th place does not spell stability.
Indeed, it is not going to get any easier for Jürgen Klopp as he travels to face Tottenham on Sunday.
And as far as classic derbies go, Gameweek 15 presents a cracking London derby between Chelsea and Arsenal. Now, more than ever, this encounter holds dire implications for what is to come.
Review Of Gameweek 14
The last gameweek delivered excitement, excellent football, and goals aplenty.
On a very edgy afternoon, it took a stunning Kevin de Bruyne freekick to settle proceedings between Leicester City and Manchester City.
Newcastle trounced Unai Emery’s Aston Villa 4-0, thanks to a brace from Callum Wilson and the in-form Miguel Almiron.
In typical Antonio Conte fashion, Tottenham came from two goals down to defeat Bournemouth 3-2. Rodrigo Betancur scored the winner in the dying minutes of the game.
Brighton earned a comfortable 4-1 victory over Chelsea. Trevor Chalobah and Ruben Loftus-Cheek both scored in the wrong post.
Crystal Palace held on to defeat Southampton 1-0, as Brentford and Wolves settled for a 1-1 draw.
Fulham and Everton played out a goalless draw, as Leeds United overcame Liverpool 2-1 at Anfield.
Arsenal thrashed bottom team, Nottingham Forest, 5-0. Reiss Nelson scored two goals in the process for the Gunners.
Marcus Rashford’s 100th goal for Manchester United was enough to edge a resilient West Ham.
Preview Of Gameweek 15
Some special fixtures are set to go down this weekend.
Nottingham Forest will fancy their chances against a Brentford team that has blown hot and cold this season.
Wolves, who continue to struggle, will host Brighton, as the Premier League champions, Manchester City, take on Fulham.
Leeds United and Bournemouth will go head-to-head just before Everton welcome Leicester City.
The headline fixture will take place on Sunday between Chelsea and a high-flying Arsenal team. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is set to face his former side.
A steadily improving Manchester United will travel to Villa Park to take on Aston Villa.
Southampton host Eddie Howe’s outstanding Newcastle as West Ham and Crystal Palace clash.
Tottenham will do battle against Liverpool in another blockbuster matchup. Harry Kane and Mohamed Salah will go head-to-head.
Predictions For Gameweek 15
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Nottingham Forest vs Brentford (over 1.5 goals)
Wolves vs Brighton (2)
Manchester City vs Fulham (1)
Leeds United vs Bournemouth (goal/goal)
Everton vs Leicester City (under 3.5 goals)
Chelsea vs Arsenal (over 2.5 goals)
Aston Villa vs Manchester United (2)
Southampton vs Newcastle (2)
West Ham vs Crystal Palace (over 1.5 goals)
Tottenham vs Liverpool (goal/goal)