Manchester City, after having a nervy start to the season, is sitting second in the league having played seven games with four wins, two draws and one loss. City’s only loss came at the hands of Stoke City, after being stunned at home with a goal from former Manchester United striker Mame Biram Diouf. The most dramatic victory for City this season has been the one against Liverpool on 25 August where they won 3-1. City also played a one-all draw against Chelsea with former Chelsea legend Frank Lampard scoring the equaliser for City. A two-all draw against Arsenal also kept City from getting all three points at the Emirates Stadium.
Surprise package Southampton is sitting third after seven games. After selling some of their better players, such as Rickie Lambert, Adam Lallana, Luke Shaw and Calum Chambers, Southampton have gone on to win four games, draw one and lose two. Graziano Pelle has also played a huge part in placing the club where they are ranked due to his excellent form and four goals so far this season.
Manchester United is fourth on the table after spending big money this summer. United have shown glimpses of their past glory throughout their seven games, thrashing Queens Park Rangers 4-0 and winning against Everton 2-1 (a side that completed the league double against them last season). The big money moves of Angel di Maria, Ander Herrera and Luke Shaw have propelled United into a better position than they were in this time last season. On-loan striker Radamel Falcao also found the back of the net against Everton, scoring his first goal for United.
Arsenal and Liverpool have not started with the greatest form this season as they are sitting eighth and ninth respectively. Arsenal has won just two games of seven this season. They have also drawn four and lost one. Draws in big matches against Everton, Tottenham Hotspur, Leicester City and Manchester City led to Arsenal dropping a lot of points. The money spent on bringing in Alexis Sanchez, Mathieu Debuchy, Calum Chambers and Danny Welbeck is yet to pay dividends as the side has struggled to produce a good run of form.
Liverpool has also seen tough times this season with just three wins, one draw and three losses. The worst losses came at the hands of West Ham and Manchester City, where they lost 3-1 in both matches. The club’s attackers and defenders have also not been performing well as they have scored and conceded ten goals, leaving the side with a goal difference of zero.
We wait with bated breath to see who will win the league, who will be qualifying for the Uefa Champions League and who will be relegated at the end of the season. As Barclays Premier League fans know, you can only know for sure at the end of the season.
Radamel Falcao celebrates his goal. Image: eurosport.com