Delight & Despair In The Premier League!

Posted on: March 31st, 2014 | by Erika | No Comments

With this week being a double game week there have been a lot of talking points but the best place to start would be the weekend’s games. With Chelsea and Arsenal playing in the early kick-off on Saturday lunchtime, no one would’ve expected what followed, a six goal drubbing and a red card to the wrong player, an explosive way to start the weekend fixtures.

After Chelsea sprung to a 2 goal lead so early on it was always going to be hard for Arsenal to fight back but after Kieron Gibbs was sent off for Alex Oxlade Chamberlain’s hand ball, the task went from hard to impossible, eventually going down 6-0 at the bridge, another heavy defeat for Arsene Wengers team at the hands of one of their title rivals.

On Tuesday evening Arsenal then hosted Swansea City at the Emirates with the hope of putting Saturday’s game behind them. Things started badly for the Gunners, once again going 1-0 down early on, leaving some fans fearing the worst. However, a fight back in the second half and two goals in as many minutes put them ahead only for a late Mathieu Flamini’s own goal cost them the three points. Could this be the final blow in Arsenals title challenge?

Arsenal could now face a real fight to hold on to the final Champions League Spot. Two wins in two games for Everton and a game in hand over Arsenal and Tottenham have left the Toffees in a great position to steal the place away from the Gunners. The match up between the two sides could prove to be decisive.

In the Manchester Derby on Tuesday evening, David Moyes tried to restore some pride after a nightmare first season in charge for the Scot, but the United faithful were once again left frustrated and bemused, as their team went down to another comprehensive 3-0 defeat at the hands of one their fierce rivals.

The question will inevitably be asked, was David Moyes the right man to take over at Utd? In my opinion no, definitely not. When he was in charge of Everton he took them to fourth place once but failed at the first hurdle in the Champions League, after that he could never repeat such success regularly finishing between fifth and eighth which was still seen as a significant achievement with the resources at his disposal.

It does however appear that he has only succeeded in bringing last season’s champions down to the same level, despite spending over £82 million on the likes of Mata, Fellaini & Zaha. The powers that be at Old Trafford must surely be wondering whether the style of football employed by Moyes will ever bring success back to the club.

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