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PREMIER LEAGUE: 5 THINGS WE LEARNED THIS WEEKEND

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Chelsea top the table after match day 7 with a slender one point lead from second placed Liverpool.

Following close behind are Manchester City following their 2-all thriller against Jurgen Klopp’s men on Sunday.

Norwich picked up their first point of the season but remain rooted to the foot of the table and already look in big trouble in the fight for relegation.

There was one red card on the weekend for Southampton’s James Ward-Prowse and 24 goals in a thrilling weekend of Premier League action.

The SportPesa team look at 5 things we learned from the past weekend.

OLE OUT? UNITED STILL FAIL TO CONVINCE

Manchester United fans won’t be happy with the 1-1 draw with Everton on Saturday and questions continue to float around their manager’s suitability for the job in the long term.

He chose to keep Ronaldo and Jadon Sancho on the bench despite the impending International break and despite Anthony Martial opening the scoring it was only a point for the Red Devils.

On the back of a 1-0 defeat to Aston Villa it’s not title winning form and they will need to turn things around sharply if they are to stay in the hunt and their manager is to stay in a job!

SPURS STOP THE SLIDE

Spurs fans were smiling after three games of the season where they were sitting on top of the table without conceding a goal, but three losses in their next three games turned things on their head.

Nuno Espirito Santo’s dream start turned into a nightmare and there will be nobody more grateful for their battling 2-1 win over Aston Villa this weekend. Still, it won’t placate a Spurs fanbase demanding more and they only sit in eighth place on the log after the seven games.

Harry Kane continues to battle and hasn’t managed to score in the opening six games of the season.

MO SALAH IN A CLASS OF HIS OWN

Salah could be the best player in the world on form right now as he sits joint top of the Premier League Golden Boot race with six goals in seven games.

His screamer against Man City on Sunday could be the best of the lot and rescued a point for his team.

He racked up an assist for Sadio Mane’s opener and can’t seemed to be stopped this early in the season.

BLUES MEAN BUSINESS

Southampton’s penalty in Chelsea’s 2-1 win was only the third goal that the Blues have conceded in the Pemier League this season.

They are joint top of the clean sheets table with Man City and their title credentials cannot be questioned considering their defensive strength and attacking prowess.

Punters will continue to delight in their form particularly if Romelu Lukaku finds his scoring boots!

VARDY BRINGING LEICESTER BACK TO LIFE

At 34 years old there’s no slowing down for Jamie Vardy who continues to show that he is pivotal to Leicester City’s success.

Three goals in his last two matches have earned two points for Leicester City and he remains a vital cog in their machine. They currently sit in 13th on the log with 8 points.

Brendan Rogers will be hoping Vardy and his strike partner Kelechi Iheanacho can add to the 33 goals they have scored in 32 matches they have started up front together.

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