The dust has settled on Week 10 of Premier League action as we begin the single busiest month of the football calendar – December. There are going to be games galore, especially in English football, and plenty of teams gave it their all to ensure they started things off the right way. We saw a few glitches along the way but we also saw a great deal of drama, and today, we’re going to try and sift through the chaos.
We’re about to take a look at the two biggest winners and two biggest losers of the weekend, and after you’d read through it, perhaps you’ll consider heading on over to the betting page.
Everyone was expecting a really tough test for Liverpool this past weekend, but instead, they tore through Wolverhampton Wanderers with the sort of confidence and efficiency that served as a reminder to everyone why they’re the champions. The Reds did benefit from a Conor Coady mistake to initially give them the lead, but the manner in which they were able to build on that really did reaffirm the belief that they are the favourites for the title regardless of whether or not they have a dozen injuries.
For some reason, Crystal Palace just seem incapable of putting in consistent, entertaining performances when Wilfried Zaha isn’t playing. If there was ever going to be proof of that then all you need to do is take a look at his outing against West Bromwich Albion. In addition to scoring twice he was a constant danger for Palace with the Baggies never really being able to contain him, which will only help to increase his market value if he ever does decide to finally move on from Selhurst Park.
The defeat against rivals Tottenham Hotspur was bad, but it wasn’t even the worst part of the weekend. That came when fans took one look at the table and saw the Gunners were now situated in 15th place. That is unheard of for a club like Arsenal at this stage in the season, and it’s something they desperately need to rectify if they want to keep hold of their manager – as well as their dignity. The team looks like a shell of the one that won the FA Cup just a few short months ago, and many supporters are just wondering where the next win is going to come from.
It was another heartbreaking defeat for a Sheffield United side who have now made the worst start in Premier League history. The Blades are well on their way to being relegated back down into the second tier and right now, with one point on the board, it’s hard to see how they’re going to come back from this. They need to do something drastic in the January transfer window but even before then they have a lot of winnable fixtures on paper, and if nothing else, fans will want to see them put up a fight.