A look at the winners and losers after week 7 in the Premier League.
Competitive Title Race
Unlike other leagues (La Liga) the Premier League title race is shaping up to be the most competitive in years. If Manchester City and Arsenal win their games in hand, there will be 6 teams are within 3 points of the top of the table.
There were 33 goals in the nine Premier League this weekend, an impressive 3.7 goals per game average. The number of goals scored this season is up in EPL, but not every team is finding the net. Consider that Liverpool’s 22 goals this season are more than the bottom four clubs Portsmouth (3), Hull (6), West Ham (5) and Fulham (4) have scored combined this season.
Five of their seven points have been won with goals scored after the 86th minute.
To realise just what a player Saha could have been, just appreciate the player Saha has been despite all the many injuries. Since his transfer to England, Saha has produced 92 league goals in 232 appearances – 66 of which were as a substitute.
While they have a 100% record at home Burnley are yet to score a goal on their travels, let alone collect a point. Unless they can improve their away form, it will be a short stay for Burnley in the Premier League.
Seven games, seven defeats and zero points: things are going from bad to worse for Portsmouth manager Paul Hart in what represents the worst top-flight start from any side for 79 years.
With only two league wins this year, the next four games could make or make Hull’s season. Hull’s next four opponents Wigan, Fulham, Portsmouth and Burnley. Anything less than six points and Phil Brown will be looking for a new job.