A host of talking points came out of Matchweek seven in the Premier League. Leaders Liverpool narrowly beat Sheffield United, while Wolverhampton Wanderers picked up their first win of the season. We have it all covered, our Premier League review of Matchweek seven.
Premier League Review: Matchweek Seven
Leicester City Show Their Class Against Newcastle United
Ricardo Pereira opened the scoring in the 16th minute. The right-back rounded off his run from the halfway line with a superb strike into the bottom corner.
The game then swung further into Leicester’s favour, as Isaac Hayden saw red for Newcastle just before half-time.
Three goals in ten minutes then sealed the game for the Foxes. Jamie Vardy made it 2-0, as he took advantage of sloppy defending from the visitors, before hammering home at the near post. It was the first of two for Vardy, as he was responsible for the fourth Leicester goal. Newcastle, once more, came unstuck in defence and as a result, Vardy was unmarked and headed past the helpless Martin Dubravka.
Newcastle were wounded, however, Leicester rounded off the victory by adding a fifth in injury time via Wilfred Ndidi.
Chelsea Grab First Home Win of the Season
Chelsea had to be patient for the opening goal, as the visitors were resilient in defence. However, their goal eventually came as they were awarded a penalty in the 50th minute, which Jorginho then slotted home.
The result means that Chelsea move up to sixth in the table, while Brighton are now without a win since the opening day of the season.
How Did We Do?
Each week we take a crack at predicting the results of each fixture. How did we do this week? Actual results are shown in bold, while our predictions are shown in italics.
Sheffield United 0-1 Liverpool – Sheffield United 1-3 Liverpool
Chelsea 2-0 Brighton & Hove Albion – Chelsea 3-1 Brighton & Hove Albion
Matchweek eight of the Premier League begins on Saturday 5 October. All kick-offs are 3:00pm unless stated.
Brighton & Hove Albion v Tottenham – Saturday 5 October, 12:30pm
Burnley v Everton
Liverpool v Leicester
Norwich City v Aston Villa
Watford v Sheffield United
West Ham v Crystal Palace – Saturday 5 October, 17:30pm
Arsenal v Bournemouth – Sunday 6 October , 14:00pm
Manchester City v Wolves – Sunday 6 October, 14:00pm
Southampton v Chelsea – Sunday 6 October, 14:00pm
Newcastle United v Manchester United – Sunday 6 October, 16:30pm