The English Premier League (EPL) league table continues to get intense with each passing matchday. This past weekend produced some interesting results.
Chelsea 1-4 Brentford
Chelsea suffered a shocking 4-1 home defeat to Brentford on Saturday as supporters protested against the Ricketts family outside Stamford Bridge. Overall, it was a really shocking loss after the Blues went ahead in the opening minutes of the second half. The Bees responded with three goals in quick succession to fire themselves ahead, a lead they’d hold onto for the remainder of the match. Chelsea dropped just its fifth game in all competitions as Thomas Frank’s men left SW6 with all three points.
Tottenham 5-1 Newcastle
All it took was a goal from Newcastle for Tottenham to switch gears in the two sides’ Premier League clash on Sunday. Newcastle dominated the early proceedings as Tottenham struggled to get a hold. Their dominance did not last long, though, as Spurs, despite not having much possession initially, did enough to stay in the game. After Fabian Schar converted a free-kick from just outside the box to give his team the lead, it was all Tottenham. Spurs thoroughly demolished a rejuvenated Newcastle side. The visitors came into the fixture on the back of four wins in their last seven games, but were left chasing the game for the majority of their time at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
Training ground: Son works on golf swing as Spurs get ready for Villa
Check out the best from training as Heung-Min Son gets his golf swing ready for the 2022 Masters and the side get ready for a crucial match vs Aston Villa.
Crystal Palace 3-0 Arsenal
Arsenal lost ground in the Premier League top-four race on Monday night with first-half goals from Jean-Philippe Mateta and Jordan Ayew, along with a penalty from Wilfried Zaha, condemning the Gunners to a 3-0 defeat to Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park. Mikel Arteta will have been extremely concerned with what he saw from his side. Avoiding defeat would have lifted them back into the Champions League places at the expense of arch-rivals Tottenham Hotspur. Instead, Spurs remain clinging onto fourth spot by goal difference, though the Gunners do still boast a game in hand.
Liverpool 2-0 Watford
Brighton 0-0 Norwich City
Burnley 0-2 Man City
Leeds United 1-1 Southampton
Wolves 2-1 Aston Villa
Man United 1-1 Leicester City
West Ham 2-1 Everton
Burnley 3-2 Everton (Matchday 19)