Ledley's Talking Points: Unambitious Blues, 'Wenger Out' and England Prospects
7 Talking points
Chelsea are the defending Premier League champions, but they did not resemble that one bit when they faced the soon-to-be-crowned Premier League champions Man City. There was no ambition from the Blues, who played more like a team fighting the drop. It seems Conte set up to avoid a heavy defeat, rather than going for the win.
Arsene Wenger has had a stressful few weeks, with Arsenal now losing eight games in 2018. It looks like a change really is needed at the Emirates. The blame doesn’t all lie with the Frenchman at the helm, and he is still the man that lifted the club up, but fewer and fewer people would argue it's not time to go.
Spurs are now 17 games unbeaten, without defeat in 2018, and look ready for the biggest game of the season so far against Juve on Wednesday. "We play at home but we are not scared. We need to play our game, be confident and play forward,” said Heung-min Son, who will be a key threat against the Old Lady.
Big Sam was booed off by Everton fans after two late goals from Burnley made it six straight away defeats for the Toffees. Judging from some of the chants that were bellowing around the away end at Turf Moor, many Everton fans would be happy for their manager to get the sack. Everton have won only one of their last 23 away Premier League games.
Ryan Sessegnon hit the net again to take his tally to 13 goals in 18 games, as Fulham defeated Derby 2-1 at Pride Park. “I started working with Ryan when he was 16 years old and I believe he can be part of the English national team for the World Cup,” said Fulham head coach Slavisa Jokanovic.
Bristol City breezed past Sheffield Wednesday at Ashton Gate with Bobby Reid scoring his first professional hat-trick. The 25-year-old was converted from a midfielder into a striker by head coach Lee Johnson in the summer, and it was clearly the right choice as his 18 goals this season is more than the rest of his career combined.
Sunderland failed to beat Millwall despite Bryan Oviedo’s superb strike into the top corner. The Black Cats have won just five games this season – just one of their last 10, and sit rock bottom of the Championship with 11 games to play.
The Legends scored 76 points this weekend in a tough round of action that saw most games below the Premier League postponed due to snow.
Top 6 selected wins
Liverpool (won 2-0)
Spurs (won 2-0)
Man City (won 1-0)
Arsenal (lost 1-2)
Top 6 selected draws
Southampton 0-0 Stoke
Swansea 4-1 West Ham
Watford 1-0 West Brom
Derby 1-2 Fulham
Blackburn 2-2 Wigan
Brentford p-p Cardiff
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