5 things we learned from the Premier League last weekend

Premier League

Jose Mourinho suffered his heaviest defeat in the Premier League with Manchester United on Sunday at the hands of former side, Chelsea.

United’s 4-0 humiliating loss to the Blues climaxed a weekend which also saw the likes of Arsenal, Manchester City and Tottenham all fail to win.

Here are five of the biggest talking points from matchday nine.

  1. Klopp’s Liverpool look the real deal

It was often said last season that Liverpool would be a different beast this term. Now Jurgen Klopp had a full pre-season with his squad, and doesn’t it look just that way. The Reds dominated West Brom at Anfield, and were only denied the chance to go top because of goal difference after Gareth McAuley’s late strike for the Baggies.

  1. The old Eden Hazard really is back

Eden Hazard has already equalled his Premier League goals tally from last season, and it’s only October. A constant menace against Manchester United, the Belgium ace is no longer the shell of a player he was last season.

  1. Jose Mourinho worse than Louis van Gaal

It’s official. Jose Mourinho is a worse Manchester United manager than his much-maligned predecessor Louis van Gaal. After nine matches LVG had 19 points, Mourinho’s got 14.

  1. Pep’s lost his magic touch

Pep Guardiola has not won in five matches for the first time since his time at Barcelona in 2009. He locked his Manchester City team in the dressing room for 50 minutes after their draw with Southampton. He’ll have a hard job keeping harmony in the squad.

  1. Leicester don’t miss Vardy

No Vardy, no problem. The Foxes demonstrated they can get the job done without their talisman from last season, Jamie Vardy, who was benched for the 3-1 win over Crystal Palace after failing to score in nine games for club and country. It was unheard of last season, but he faces a challenge to get back in the team now.