The Premier League 2021-2022 season is heating up. There were some intense battles on matchday 5. The biggest shock in this weekend's fixtures was the reigning English Premier League champion Manchester City's 0-0 draw at home against Southampton. Chelsea, Liverpool, and Manchester United all came out victorious in their respective games. Chelsea have climbed to the top of the Premier League standings after a convincing victory against London rival Tottenham Hotspur. The under-pressure Arsenal team clinched their second victory of the season against Burnley. Let's take a look at the results from this week's Premier League matches.
Results of the Matchday 5 in the Premier League 2021-2022 Season
Chelsea are the biggest winner in this week’s fixtures. Winning a London derby away from home is always special. Thomas Tuchel once again showed his brilliance as Chelsea manager by leading his team to a three-point victory over Tottenham Hotspur. Chelsea dominated Spurs for the entire game, eventually winning 3-0. Chelsea has now climbed to the top of the table with 13 points after this victory.
Brighton's performance has been impressive since the beginning of the season. They have only lost once in five games. They overcame a tough Leicester City team 2-1 at home on Sunday (September 19).
On Sunday, Manchester United defeated West Ham United at the Olympic Stadium in London. West Ham grabbed an early lead, but Ronaldo equalized in the 35th minute. Cristiano Ronaldo has been in outstanding form since returning to Manchester United this season. Jesse Lingard clinched the victory for the Red Devils after a fantastic goal in the 89th minute. Manchester United have stayed in the top four thanks to this win.
Jurgen Klopp's Liverpool side thrashed Crystal Palace 3-0 at Anfield to earn three crucial points. Liverpool moved up to the second spot with this victory.
Besides the matches mentioned above, Aston Villa's 3-0 win against Everton was crucial. Because they have climbed into the top ten in the points table. Arsenal won 1-0 against a weak Burnley team. This win gave Arsenal some breathing space after a dreadful start to the season. Mid-table club Watford also won a key away match against Norwich (3-1).
Tottenham were the biggest loser in this week's fixtures. Their 3-0 loss against Chelsea will have a significant impact on their mindset. Spurs must find a way to make their team even more dynamic in order to remain competitive in the league.
Another surprising outcome this week was Manchester City's 1-1 draw against Southampton. Southampton were well-organized throughout the game, which frustrated Manchester City. Pep Guardiola's side has to be more consistent to defend the Premier League title.
Everton's 3-0 loss to Aston Villa and Leicester City's 2-1 loss to Brighton were both disappointing. Everton did not expect to lose by such a large margin.
West Ham United had a real chance to draw the game against Manchester United, but David De Gea saved Nobel's penalty in the final minute and secured a victory for Man Utd. From West Ham's perspective, it was a disappointing performance.
Both Norwich City and Wolves lost their comparatively straightforward home matches. In order to avoid relegation, they needed to win these games. Newcastle United and Leeds United drew 1-1. Both sides should be pleased with their outcomes given their current strengths.
It's too early to predict who will win the Premier League 2021-2022. Because there are still 33 matchdays left in the season. However, Chelsea might be considered the Premier League's hot favorite this season based on their recent performances. Manchester City may struggle in the second half of the season because they rely heavily on their attacking midfielders and need a proper no.9 striker. Liverpool and Manchester United will battle it out for the Premier League title until the end. Overall, we can anticipate an exciting Premier League title race between these four teams.