By Jack Patel
The Manchester Derby ended in a no score draw but there was plenty of other drama across England. Jurgen Klopp is still looking for his first win as Liverpool’s man in charge, Arsenal continues to impress and Chelsea yet again looked lost. Here are some of the highlights
Manchester Derby – A Dull DrawEmbed from Getty Images
Both teams had the chance to make a strong statement just a third into the season with both teams failing to do so. City’s injuries to Sergio Aguero and David Silva really hurt them as their replacements, Wilfred Bony up top and Yaya Toure playing the number 10 role looked missing all match. Newly crowned 30-year-old Wayne Rooney failed to make any impact besides a needed a head staple after a clash with fellow skipper Vincent Kompany. All in all, the derby was a massive disappointment. Manchester United has failed to prove they are title contenders in any of their top four matches while City’s form has been a roller coaster all year.
Chelsea Continues to DisappointEmbed from Getty Images
Roman Abromavich should bethinking about hitting the crisis button right about now because the Blues have looked downright dreadful all year. Jose Mourinho was yet again in the spotlight for another hissy fit while his team lacked any creativity whatsoever. I never quite understood why many thought Chelsea would get back on track after last weekend’s win over Aston Villa, which was practically gifted to them. The lone goal scored by Gary Cahill this weekend was nothing more than a bit of luck. Yet again the back four for the Blues was in disarray. It doesn’t help when your manager is a drama queen who craves attention off the field more than on the field results. Chelsea is going to need to figure out something soon if they even want to compete for a top four position.
Arsenal is Finally ClickingEmbed from Getty Images
Coming off a major win over German giants Bayern Munich, Arsenal continued to impress with a strong win over Everton. Arsene Wenger preferred Olivier Giroud to Theo Walcott up top and was rewarded for his choice with a fine header by the Frenchman. Petr Cech was superb in net, again solidifying Wenger’s choice to bring him in this offseason. Mesut Ozil’s passing ability combined with Alexis Sanchez’s creativity looked like a devastating combination. It almost reminded us of how great Cesc Fabregas and Eden Hazard were last year for Chelsea. Overall, the Gunners have been the only team this season looking title worthy but will they eventually choke like they have been known to do in the recent past?