LONDON -- Three quick thoughts from Chelsea's 4-0 Premier League win over Manchester United on Sunday at Stamford Bridge.
1. Chelsea spoil Mourinho's return
As familiar as defeat at Stamford Bridge became for Jose Mourinho last season, there was nothing as bad as this. He came home and was utterly hammered, suffering his worst Premier League defeat ever. A fiercely driven Chelsea battered Manchester United 4-0.
It was Antonio Conte's side that came out like they had a point to prove, rather...
MANCHESTER, England -- Three points on Man City's 1-1 draw with Southampton at the Etihad on Sunday.
1. Guardiola equals unwanted record as City stumble
Pep Guardiola always threatened to make history at Manchester City, and he has done so already. He has equalled his longest run without a win in management: five games. Admittedly, his only previous such sequence came in the 2008-09 season, when Barcelona nevertheless won La Liga, the Copa del Rey and the Champions League, so perhaps City should...
LIVERPOOL, England -- Three points from Liverpool's 2-1 win over West Brom in the Premier League.
1. Liverpool go level with Arsenal at the top
In the end, it was closer than it should have been, but Liverpool held on to record a 2-1 win over West Brom and go level on points with Arsenal at the top of the Premier League. Without a defensive lapse that allowed the Baggies to get back into the game in the second half, a two-goal victory would have put them top on their own for the first time since...
LONDON -- Three points on Arsenal's 0-0 draw with Middlesbrough as the Gunners reverted to type and their winning run was ended.
1. Familiar failing as Arsenal struggle
On the day of Arsene Wenger's 67th birthday, Middlesbrough gifted him absolutely nothing, and neither did the assistant referee. Mesut Ozil had a late strike correctly ruled out for offside, as Aitor Karanka's side disrupted Arsenal's seven-game winning run with a creditable 0-0 at the Emirates that could have been a lot worse for...
BOURNEMOUTH, England -- Three points on Tottenham's 0-0 draw at Bournemouth as Spurs failed to take their chances in the Premier League.
1. Tottenham miss their chance
If Tottenham have ambitions of finishing the season as the best team in the Premier League, at some point they will need to top the table. Spurs challenged for the title last season but they trailed Leicester City from the opening day and twice missed opportunities to leapfrog the Foxes, albeit temporarily.
MANCHESTER, England -- Three quick thoughts from Manchester United's 4-1 win over Fenerbahce in the Europa League at Old Trafford on Thursday.
1. Pogba helps Man United to Mourinho's joint-biggest win
It has been said before but it may prove to be the game that kick-starts Paul Pogba's Manchester United career. The world's most expensive player trebled his goal tally since his £89 million move as his new employers equalled their biggest win under Jose Mourinho. Fenerbahce were brushed...