- Liverpool have strength in depth
Another week, another three points for the Reds from Merseyside. It doesn’t matter what gets thrown at Jurgen Klopp and his team it seems, they just keep finding a way to win.
With a depleted defence, due to major injuries to star centre-back Virgil Van Dijk and brilliant utility Fabinho (who was viewed as the man to fill Van Dijk’s boots in the heart of defence), Liverpool are top of the tree.
This time fringe player Nathaniel Phillips stepped into the fold at centre-half, after teenager Rhys Williams was rested after playing midweek in European competition.
Phillips was immense, putting in a superb performance and earning unanimous man of the match plaudits.
- Premier League is still the most entertaining league in the world
The Premier League has often been touted as the best football league in the world. Primarily due to the competitive aspect which exists, meaning any team can win on their day.
This was exemplified earlier this season, with results such as Aston Villa beating reigning champions Liverpool 7-2.
Highlighting the genuine unpredictability of the league, something which has been lacking the last few years due to the dominance by Manchester City and Liverpool.
Once more, matches in Gameweek 7 demonstrated that the league is not just unpredictable, but very entertaining.
The result demonstrating this above all else was the 4-3 thriller between Southampton and Aston Villa.
The Saints were superb, scoring some amazing goals, including two brilliant free-kicks.
But the late fightback by Villa, as they scored two goals in injury time, kept the viewer entertained for the full 90 minutes.
- Manchester United are erratic
This season is proving to be a difficult one for Manchester United. With lack of real activity in the transfer market over the summer, fans are becoming impatient with the lack of action from CEO, Ed Woodward, to sign big players.
Namely, English wonderkid Jadon Sancho from German outfit Borussia Dortmund, who had been viewed as the primary target all summer.
With inconsistent on-field performances, and question marks over key players such as Harry Maguire (captain) and Paul Pogba, United look in disarray at times.
Furthermore, the criticism of manager Ole Gunnar Solskjær keeps mounting.
With a lack of tactical prowess displayed once more in the loss against Arsenal.
United now sit 15th, not having won a home game domestically to date.
Meanwhile, strong showings in European competition seems to be the main reason Ole is still in the job.
- Leicester City are a serious threat
Since their magical Premier League title run in 2015/2016, Leicester City have been a strong mainstay in the Premier League, finishing more often than not in the top half of the table.
In the last couple of years, the influence of manager Brendan Rodgers has been evident.
Leicester play exciting, attacking football, getting the best out of the attacking firepower at their disposal.
Spearheaded of course by club legend Jamie Vardy who seems as prolific as ever so far this season.
Leicester currently sit second in the Premier League, winning five of their first seven games.
A better start to the season then they made when they won the title five years ago.
Rodgers will be hoping to sustain this form for the rest of the campaign, as the Foxes look to break into the top four after last season’s fifth place finish.
- Spurs are a dark horse
Tottenham Hotspur could be the dark horse of this season’s Premier League.
With Liverpool the only other team of the ‘big six clubs’ to show some level of consistency, this could be Spurs’ season to mount a title challenge.
It is still early, but the North London outfit currently sit third, unbeaten in their last six matches.
Despite a midweek hiccup in the Europa League, Spurs look strong domestically.
With their attacking options Son Heung-min, Harry Kane and now Gareth Bale firing in front of goal.
Manager, Jose Mourinho, will be keen for his side to keep picking up points, starting against West Brom in Gameweek 8.