Gameweek 10 would see yet another round of enthralling Premier League action. It all kicked off at St. Mary’s, where Southampton faced Leicester City. Manchester City hosted Aston Villa at Eastlands before Brighton faced off against Everton and Watford looked for a first league win against Bournemouth at Vicarage Road. Later, Burnley hosted Chelsea at Turf Moor. On Sunday, Newcastle hosted Wolves before Spurs made the journey to Anfield to face Liverpool. Anyway, here’s the FPL Updates gameweek review…
Tim Krul – Norwich City were hopeful of securing a result against a Manchester United side that have made a poor start to the season. However, they went behind when Scott McTominay opened the scoring early on. Goals from Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial would see the Red Devils take a three-goal lead before Onel Hernandez pulled a late consolation goal back. Despite the result, Tim Krul would save two United penalties, with the Dutchman denying both Rashford and Martial from the spot.
Ben Chilwell – One of the real standout performers for Leicester City in the past couple of years has been youth product Ben Chilwell. Strong both defensively and defensively, Chilwell has become a regular for both club and country when fit. He was in great form as he pounced on a spilled shot to open the scoring for the Foxes against Southampton on Friday night. He would also assist twice on the way to a joint Premier League record for Brendan Rogers’ side. Southampton will take some time to recover from a horrendous display.
Jamaal Lascelles & Federico Fernandez – Newcastle United were looking to secure a priceless home win as they welcomed Wolves to St. James’ Park on Sunday afternoon. They went in front when Federico Fernandez set up his centre-back partner Jamaal Lascelles to head the home side into a first half lead. They looked to hold onto the result but were denied when Jonny pounced on a loose ball to volley home past Martin Dubravka. In the end both sides will have to settle for the point in a close affair.
Ayoze Perez & Youri Tielemans – Leicester City were on fire as they put nine past a sorry Southampton side on Friday night. It was a big occasion for summer acquisition Ayoze Perez, who had failed to score since signing from Newcastle in Summer. He scored a brilliant hat-trick to really endear himself to the Foxes faithful. Youri Tielemans also got on the scoresheet for Leicester and enjoyed a brilliant performance. The Foxes’ midfield ran the show against the ten-man Saints and will look to build on a historic result.
Christian Pulisic & Willian – Chelsea were in fine form on Saturday evening as they secured a brilliant victory at Turf Moor against a Burnley side that are typically tough to beat. The star of the show was Christian Pulisic, who hit a hat-trick for the Blues to really stake his claim for a place in Frank Lampard’s starting eleven. Willian also impressed for the Blues, and like Pulisic will be hoping to ward off competition from Callum Hudson-Odoi for his place in the team. It’s a big result for Chelsea, who continue to impress.
Raheem Sterling – Manchester City know that they need to be winning games if they are to keep pace with Liverpool at the league summit. They turned in a great display to secure a 3-0 win against Aston Villa on Saturday. Raheem Sterling found the net as he so often does, with Ilkay Gundogan and David Silva ensuring that the points were City’s. They will be disappointed to have been reduced to ten men when Fernandinho was given his marching orders late on, but overall Pep Guardiola will be pleased with his side.
Jamie Vardy – Not to be outshone, even by his own teammates, Jamie Vardy made sure that he got on the scoresheet on Friday night. He, like Ayoze Perez, hit a hat-trick in a game that will live long in the memories of Foxes fans. Their 9-0 triumph is the biggest away win in Premier League history while tying the record for the greatest victory overall. Pressure is really starting to mount on Saints, who slid into the relegation zone on the back of a dismal display in front of the sky cameras. The ground was largely empty by full time.
Neal Maupay – Brighton and Hove Albion secured a brilliant win against Everton at the AMEX stadium on Saturday. They went in front when Pascal Gross hammered in a freekick past Jordan Pickford. However, they looked to be struggling when and own goal from Adam Webster and a good finish from Dominic Calvert-Lewin saw the Toffees leading with time running out. A controversial spot-kick gave Neal Maupay the chance to level the scores, and he obliged. Lucas Digne then turned into his own net deep into injury time to give Graham Potter’s side a big win.
Written by Ryan Nevin (@RNevin7)