EPL 2016/17: 10 things we learned from Gameweek 9
Here are 10 things we learned from the 9th week of action from English Premier League.
Yet another week of Premier Leauge football and yet again the table gets tighter. The league that never fails to impress has done it again. With a quarter of the season already behind us, the top three teams in the Premier League – Manchester City, Liverpool and Arsenal, are separated by only goal difference while Chelsea and Spurs occupy the 4th and 5th spots respectively and are only a point behind the leaders.
This was a weekend where five of the top seven teams dropped points, with a few surprise results as well. However, one game was the centre of attention, Manchester United travelling to Stamford Bridge to face Chelsea. Let's recap a weekend of some fantastic football with ten things we learned from the weekend.
#1 Eddie Howe strengthens his case for a bigger managerial role
When Tottenham took on Bournemouth, it was a golden chance for Mauricio’s Tottenham to go on top of the table, at least temporarily. However, the chance was squandered after a combination of mediocre attacking from the North Londoners and some commendable defending from the Cherries to ensure a stalemate in the first game of the weekend.
Eddie Howe has yet again proved that he could be the right man to lead the English National Team. With Bournemouth, he has proven that he could trouble big teams with limited resources. The Cherries, in fact, almost took the lead early in the game when Daniels hit the crossbar.
Despite Tottenham dominating the game, Bournemouth have a lot of positive to take back and the well-earned point sees Bournemouth just two points behind Manchester United.