Gameweek 6 with 3 home wins, 2 home draws, 5 home losses, 2 clean sheets and 34 goals was indeed a disastrous week for the home teams. The following are my opinions about this disastrous week for the home teams:
1. Though Fernando Torres scored with a wonderful flick and contributed well to the defense, his one-on-one miss opportunity in the first half should have been converted and that could have been a killer. Support for the defensive solidness by the attacking midfielders Eden Hazard, Juan Mata and Oscar is the character required from a team fighting out for the title.
2. Though Gervinho scored an awesome goal, the number of missed opportunities was disappointing. I almost got the feeling that it was the same old Adebayor who was playing.
3. Goddess of Luck, Fortuna, was on Manchester City‘s side. It’s good for them at the time when they are struggling defensively.
4. Spurs won at Old Trafford after 23 years and André Villas Boas showed his capability and acumen to the Premier League.
5. Manchester United‘s defense was pathetic. The defenders couldn’t even hold the opponents in any of their counter attacks. With so many injuries, SAF has to invest on buying some solid defender to avoid what Arsene had done over the past few years.
6. Rooney is still the King of Old Trafford. His sheer presence uplifted Manchester United’s game in the second half. Van Persie might not be able to inspire in such a way.
7. With just 16 matches played, Nikica Jelavić became Everton’s top scorer last year. Both his goals this week were complete target man materials. And he is turning out to be another brilliant signings of David Moyes. I think that David Moyes deserves to be among Alex Ferguson’s succession candidates.
8. Liverpool‘s win against Norwich doesn’t guarantee anything. They need to fight it out with mid table teams at the least if not the top teams to prove that they are still a tough team in the league.
9. Newcastle’s dependence on Demba Ba is increasing every gameweek. So far he has scored six out of the eight goals Newcastle has scored.
10. Peter Crouch is still the man to watch in set pieces (in the matches he plays) and his presence in Stoke supplements their brilliance in set pieces.
Let’s wait for more exciting things to come out of this best league in the world in the upcoming games.
- EPL 2012-13 : Gameweek 1-5 : Analysis on Teams currently ranked 1 to 5 (arunsankar.wordpress.com)
- EPL Match Recap- GameWeek 6 (rottengambol.wordpress.com)