Jose Mourinho just loves to blow title races open; he has been here before, remember Chelsea’s visit to Anfield as Liverpool chased the title. The Portuguese coach made some changes to his lineup, even fielded the youngster Thomas Kalas in defense on that faithful afternoon when a legend slipped on his heels as the Reds lost the title that year to Manchester City. 2-0 was the scoreline that faithful day; same was the scoreline on Sunday afternoon at Old Trafford as Manchester United opened the door for Tottenham Hotspurs to have a chance at winning their first Premier League title. Ander Herrera and Marcus Rashford were the standout performers from a truly solid, tactical team performance.
Heung Min Son and Tottenham got us off to a pulsating weekend of goals as the White Hart Lane club scored four goals in back to back games making it seven wins in a row and their twelfth straight win at home. The white side of London are gradually about to abolish St. Tottenham’s day. The rest of the top seven onslaught continued with varying degrees of wins; Liverpool survived the torment that comes with visiting Tony Pulis’s West Brom. Vincent Kompany put up a captain’s performance scoring his first goal since August 2015. Everton continue to push Manchester United and Arsenal close with Phil Jagielka delivering a solid and stead performance for the Toffees.
In the bottom half of the spectrum; Crystal Palace continue to accumulate points in their bid for survival as Christian Benteke leads the line expertly. Hull City’s Harry Maguire continues to get more admirers with his solid defensive performances and overall attitude towards the game. Stoke City got back to winning ways with a solid performance led by Xherdan Shaqiri to ensure they continue to consolidate their position; he is joined by Łukasz Fabinaski; who had another man of the match performance between the sticks as Swansea lost away to Watford.
Here’s a full breakdown of my top performers this week below in a 3-4-3 formation: