I thought Spurs would struggle this season, but with their win on Sunday against Man City they showed they should be regarded as serious title contenders.

Both Celtic and Spurs have showed that if you get in City’s face and show them no respect there beatable.

Despite what Jose Mourinho said post-match, I thought Man United were poor. They showed yesterday that you can’t keep playing poorly and hope to win. Something seems to be missing from the team at the moment. I imagine Jose Mourinho will use the international break to figure out what that is.

Glad for Jesse Lingard getting a call up to the England squad. He has improved leaps and bounds in the last 2 years. He’s always looking to move the ball forward, and create opportunities. The call up is well deserved.

How long into Gareth Southgate’s press conference before they ask about “Big Sam”

England’s defence looks remarkably weak at the moment, as poor a backline as I can remember. Smalling and Stones surely must start given Cahill’s shaky start to the season.

With more league goals this season than Rooney, Sturridge and Vardy, should Troy Deeney have been included in the England squad? Given the poor quality opposition in the next two qualifiers I think it is worth a shout. His physicality and presence on the field could be a bonus for England?

Burnley were desperately unlucky. The ball clearly hit Laurent Koscielny hand before crossing the line. A draw would’ve been a fair result.

20 years at one club is a hell of an achievement. Arsene Wenger helped to change the game In England and deserves all the praise he receives. The English game is better off for him.

Arsenal have only conceded 3 goals in the last 6 league games showing that Koscielny has already formed a good partnership with Mustafi. Koscielny currently one of the most accomplished defenders in the league and largely underrated.

Not surprised about Roberto Di Matteo’s sacking. Aston Villa could end up languishing in the Championship for a while. Victims of poor management at the highest level.

Leicester’s league form is baffling considering how well they have started the Champions League.  Currently sitting 12th in the league, I can confidently say they will not repeat the success of last season. The drive seems to have gone from the side and will realistically fall back into natural order this season

Liverpool are a real threat for the top 4 spots this season. After scoring for fun so far this season the weekend tested their grit and determination to come from behind to win 2-1. Their defensive troubles have lessened in recent games and with no European football this season, they will have a big say in the top 4.

Francesco Guidolin has become the first Premier League manager this season to get the sack. Swansea ruthlessly, yet importantly already lined up a replacement in American Bob Bradley. Thought their performance against Liverpool was worthy of a state if execution but they acted swiftly. Ryan Giggs will have to wait for this first managerial job!

How long before Sunderland get itchy fingers with David Moyes at the helm? October brings with it the start of early manager sacking season and if results don’t start to improve after the international break, he could be in real trouble.

 

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