Talking Points From Last Week’s EPL Action
The English Premier League (EPL) is almost fully back on its feet and already providing fans with some of the best football on the planet. Today we’ll be looking at the main stories and talking points from last week’s EPL action.
Roy Hodgson Improvises With Eze
You can imagine that, for once, Roy Hodgson would like to play with a team that hasn’t been patched together like an injury-prone quilt. However, to give the man his props, signings like Eberechi Eze have brought the quality and adaptability that Crystal Palace needs at the moment.
Eze might only have been on the pitch for ten minutes, but he looked at ease in his new home, making the fans hopeful for things to come.
Chelsea Choose Experience Over Homegrown Talent
Chelsea and Frank Lampard have had a lot of praise recently because of the manager and the team’s willingness to include academy graduates, a situation that has been sadly lacking in recent years.
However, recently matches have seen up and coming players like Tammy Abraham and Ruben Loftus-Cheek relegated to the bench in favour of more experienced transfers like Timo Werner and Kai Havertz as the Blues attempt to stabilize a patchy win record.
Chelsea has only won one game in the last five and will be looking for a win against similarly inconsistent West Brom on the 26th. Oddschecker has Chelsea at 1/3 to win and, with their current glut of goalscoring talent and their need to get wins on the table, they look like to good spot to spend some of Oddschecker’s generous free bets on.
Liverpool Star Salah Earns Praise
The Reds Egyptian international continues to shine with a stellar performance after stellar performance while also reinforcing the wisdom of Jürgen Klopp making space for three world-class forwards.
The recent addition of Diogo Jota from Wolves will only add to Liverpool’s goal-scoring ability, with Jota working as a partner for Sadio Mane and allowing Klopp to change up the Red’s now-standard 4-3-3 formation.
Rodríguez Excites at Everton
On the other side of the Mersey, James Rodríguez continued Everton’s penchant for signing stellar playmakers.
In a team that has recently put Davy Klaassen, Gylfi Sigurdsson, and Wayne Rooney on the same lineup, Rodríguez still found time to shine through a series of clinical passes that showed off a keen footballing intelligence.
The Blues have looked solid and dependable in their first few games, which should certainly raise a few spirits in certain blue-tinted parts of Merseyside.
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