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Premier League with Steve Dede 5 things we learnt from matchday 3 fixtures

These are five things we learnt from fixtures played in the Premier League this weekend.

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Arsene Wenger play Arsene Wenger is done, it's time we all admit it. (AFP)

1. Arsene Wenger is cancelled

If anyone had doubt that Arsene Wenger is finished at the top level, it was confirmed for the umpteenth time in their humiliating 4-0 loss away at Liverpool. Wenger is done, Wenger is finished, Wenger is no longer the manager that won Premier League titles for Arsenal.

He promised change after missing out on a Champions League spot last season but the only change at Arsenal right now seems to be that he is getting worse.

Playing players out of position, selling defenders and playing left-backs in defence and basically not even having a plan for the game.

Most importantly, Wenger seems to have lost the dressing room, this goes beyond tactics, set-up and players not being good enough. Against Liverpool, I saw players were not ready to play for the manager.

Once a manager loses his dressing room, then he should be sacked. We saw it at Chelsea two season ago.

2. Pep Guardiola is struggling

Pep Guardiola play Pep Guardiola still doesn't have the answers (AFP)

 

‘Pep will change the Premier League’ most pundits said when he arrived from Bayern Munich, anticipating a total dominating by Manchester City. A trophy-less season followed, over £220m spent this summer but Pep is still struggling.

Against Bournemouth, Manchester City still struggled to create chances. Pep still has a lot to do with his team and after the money, he has spent this summer, that’s worrying.

Sergio Aguero does not look like the striker he was before, maybe that’s why Pep still wants Alexis Sanchez.

3. Manchester United are clear favourites right now

Anthony Martial and Marcus Rashford play Manchester United look unstoppable (AFP)

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After blowing away West Ham and Swansea in their first two games, Manchester United met a more resolute Leicester City and had to be patient to get their goals.

2-0 it finished and the game showed the other side of Manchester United, how strong and dominating they can be. That’s how you win the Premier League.

Nemanja Matic has brought in a nice cover for the defence, Paul Pogba is having fun while Henrikh Mkhitaryan is hitting those assists.

Who can stop them?

4. New signings settling well at Chelsea

Alvaro Morata play Alvaro Morata scored for Chelsea in their 2-0 win over Everton (Sandra Mailer/REX/Shutterstock)

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Two weeks ago Chelsea were in crisis, but after Antonio Conte’s master class at Tottenham last week, the reigning champions seem to be in control now. Their confidence is being buoyed by new signings who have settled in at the club.

Antonio Ruediger put in another good shift in defence, Alvaro Morata is scoring and grabbing assists while Tiemoue Bakayoko is gradually bedding in.

Conte talked about avoiding the ‘Mourinho season’ so far it seems he has managed to make sure they do.

5. Liverpool still need Coutinho

Philippe Coutinho play Despite win against Arsenal, Liverpool still need Coutinho (AFP/File)

 

With their 4-0 win over Arsenal on Sunday, it might look like Liverpool do not need Philippe Coutinho, but they do.

Despite the huge win, Liverpool still showed that they are one-dimensional without the Brazilian. All their goals came from moments of pace from their s with so much space for them to do that, that’s because Arsenal made it so easy.

Remember they struggled against Crystal Palace a week ago, they need Coutinho to open teams who won't be easy like Arsenal.

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