Liverpool are back in business and they can thank Fernando Torres for inspiring their recent good form. As predicated last week by many of us fans, it appears as though the Spanish superstar is really getting back to his biting best. Torres scored a superb hat-trick on Saturday as the scouse house thumped Hull City 6-1. It was a Torres tornado that ripped out the hearts of Hull fans. And if I were a Hull fan I’d be worried. Is Torres the best striker in the world right now? What would Liverpool do if he got injured? Panic I guess!
It’s definitely been a fascinating season thus far. Burnley beat Manchester United a few weeks ago, but Tottenham thrashed the Clarets 5-0 this weekend. Arsenal thumped Wigan last week, but the Latics embarrassed Chelsea with a surprising 3-1 win on Saturday. I love the unpredictability of a season. The topsy turvy results can drive you mad, but it sure does make it interesting when more than two teams are in with a shout. The Premier League is exceptionally exciting right now and it’s superb to see the likes of Manchester City and Tottenham making a run for it.
Keane was sensational for Tottenham on Saturday. There have been many whispers about Keane’s form so far this season. With Peter Crouch doing well and scoring, the Irishman had a point to prove this weekend. And boy did he prove it! Keane scored 4 goals and inspired his team back to winning ways following two consecutive losses. It was a good result for Spurs. They needed to bounce back with a win and they certainly got a lot more than that by trouncing Burnley. Life is still happy down the Lane. Would you play Keane and Defoe up front? Would you like to see Crouch play with Defoe and Keane?
Chelsea were unusually poor against Wigan. Nobody had a particularly good game and losing Cole to an injury is a real blow for the Blues. I can’t help but wonder something fellow football fans. Do you think John Terry’s claims last week that he helps Roman Abramovich make decisions about who stays and goes at the club had an effect on the team this weekend? Why does he continually have to illustrate his clout at Chelsea? If you were a player, would that bother you? There always seems to be something going on behind closed doors at Stamford Bridge.
Arsenal and Manchester United both deserved to win their games. For Arsenal walking away with 3 points following a London derby was a good result. Manchester United were all over Stoke but just couldn’t finish them off. It was Ryan Giggs who took the reigns and drove United to a win after coming on as a substitute in the second half. Giggs is in amazing form and you can see the confidence in the team when he’s playing. It must be hard for Fergie to leave him out, but age probably dictates that more than form. Can United afford to lose Giggs this season? Do you think Berbatov plays better when Giggs is in the team?
Portsmouth are beyond help. The good thing for Portsmouth fans is their team put up a tremendous fight against Everton on Saturday. They had more possession and lots of chances but just couldn’t finish. Sure they were unlucky hitting the bar and post a couple of times. But sometimes you also make your own luck and for Portsmouth, I just don’t see where that is going to come from.
Who scored your goal of the week? What or who grabbed your attention this weekend? Who was your player of the week?