It was another interesting weekend of football in the English Premier League as the first fixtures in the ever-busy December took place.
One significant thing about the weekend was the return of fans to some selected match venues and we saw the cheering, booing, and celebrations.
Crystal Palace was the biggest winner of the weekend as they hammered West Brom 5-1 away from home.
Harry Kane & Heung Mi-Son made sure to compound Arteta’s woes with a fine display to win the London Derby.
Both Manchester United and Chelsea came back from a goal down to grab all three points and continue a good run of form in the league.
Kevin De Bruyne made sure Pep’s 700th game as a Manager ended with smiles with a goal and assist, and Jamie Vardy left it late at Bramall Lane with an away win.
As for Liverpool, it’s now 65 home games without a loss in the English Premier League as a resounding performance saw a Raul Jimenez-less Wolves ship in 4.
Meanwhile, the fixture between Aston Villa and Newcastle United was postponed due to fears of the coronavirus.
Stand out players from the week include – Mason Mount, Wilfred Zaha, De Bruyne, Kane & Son. You can click HERE to see how they performed.
Let’s now take a look at those who failed to live up to expectations by flopping big time.
Goalkeeper – Sam Johnstone (West Brom)
Shipped in five goals on the day and could do nothing to stop Zaha & Benteke.
Center Backs – Branislav Ivanovic & Victor Lindelof (West Brom & Manchester United)
With all his experience, Ivanovic was left useless in a three-man defence.
Lindelof was bullied by the Westham attackers and had no significant input even with the comeback.
Right & Left Back – Semi Ajayi & Bukayo Saka (West Brom & Arsenal)
Zaha had a good afternoon from the flanks and Ajayi was the one who paid the price.
Saka lost possession needlessly, was also wasteful in front of goal.
Center Midfield – Granit Xhaka (Arsenal)
Gave away needless fouls with mistimed tackles.
Right & Left Midfield – Van de Beek & Havertz ( Man U & Chelsea)
Two summer signings yet to make an impact was handed a start by their coaches but showed no brilliance.
Right & Left Wing -Adama Traore & Anthony Martial (Wolves & Manchester United)
Liverpool thoroughly outplayed Wolves making the bust and runs of Traore ineffective.
As for martial, another barren game for him.
Center Forward – Piere-Emerick Aubameyang (Arsenal)
As quiet as he has been in the last 9-10 games.
So putting all 11 players together in a 4-3-3 formation you have:
Which of these 11 players had the worst performance from the weekend.
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