Liverpools win dumps rivals into relegation zone
Monday, April 25, 2022
Brentford's Win at Liverpool Dumps Rivals Into Relegation Zone
The result at Anfield is an unexpected one‚ and it is not surprising that Chelsea‚ who were a point behind Liverpool before the game‚ are now seven points above their relegation rivals. However‚ a point could be enough to keep the Reds from dropping below them. Brentford's win at Anfield should be of concern‚ but their recent form should encourage the rest of the league.
Brentford's win dumps rivals into relegation zone
After a poor start to the season‚ Brentford has bounced back in the last week with a 1-0 win over struggling Derby County. The win is their third straight in the league and dumps rivals Liverpool and Manchester City into the relegation zone. Last season‚ the Bees were in seventh place and were on the verge of automatic promotion. They had also drawn with second-place Liverpool at the start of the season‚ but had since been knocked out of the top flight by their rivals. Although the win was crucial‚ the team had been on a downward spiral before‚ and their recent poor form has left them in a relegation zone. After the defeat to Manchester United‚ they were left frustrated and have failed to make any serious progress. They now have a game against Watford on Saturday‚ and the two teams will have to fight it out for the relegation places.
Chelsea's 1-1 draw with Liverpool
A one-sided draw at Stamford Bridge ensures third-placed Chelsea stay seven points clear of their nearest rivals in the Premier League. The Blues had looked set for more angst after losing 4-2 to Arsenal on Wednesday. Chelsea have not lost three consecutive home games since 1993. Jose Mourinho's side had also won 1-0 at home to Tottenham in February. A late goal by Divock Origi cancelled out Everton's opening goal. Robertson‚ who had been on the bench in December‚ made his Liverpool debut in the 61st minute after a fine cross from Mohamed Salah. Despite the 0-0 draw‚ Liverpool remain in the race for the title and must win their next match to avoid slipping behind Manchester City. Despite the disappointing result‚ Liverpool have consolidated their position and closed the gap to Manchester City in the Premier League table. Everton have now been pushed deeper into relegation trouble with a 2-0 win over their rivals. Everton are now a point behind Liverpool and their stay in the top flight is in doubt. Andrew Robertson and Divock Origi scored the goals for Liverpool. The Liverpool fans chanted Going down‚ going down to their rivals during the match.
Everton's recent form
Everton's recent form is encouraging‚ although their form is far from perfect. The Toffees are currently 15th in the table‚ with 19 points from 51 matches. Despite the fact that they have won just once in their last five home games‚ they are still eight points above their nearest rivals. This is good news for the Toffees‚ who still have 11 games to play. After drawing with Crystal Palace on Sunday‚ Everton's recent form is even better‚ as their rivals have suffered defeats in their last two away games. They've lost their last two away matches‚ including a 4-0 defeat to Manchester City on Saturday. But they have two games left‚ with a trip to Liverpool looming in the FA Cup in early March. Last week‚ Everton's form was terrible‚ as they lost 2-1 to Norwich City‚ while Manchester United and Liverpool managed to earn a point each. The 2-0 defeat to Chelsea on Boxing Day left Everton's fans dissatisfied and vented their displeasure at their manager's departure. With the end of the season fast approaching‚ the Toffees will need to improve their form in order to stay up in the top flight.
Swansea's escape from the relegation zone
There are still some ways in which Swansea can escape the relegation zone‚ and a win against Stoke City on Tuesday night could be the most important. Despite having one of the worst goals difference records in the league‚ the Welsh team is only nine points away from safety and can escape the drop with a win. It would also help if Swansea could take advantage of their home advantage and win at Southampton. Swansea's next three matches are vital to their survival. It's not easy to escape the relegation zone‚ and Swansea have made several managerial changes this season. They have lost their identity on the field and have strayed away from their on-field identity. The club has been scrambling to find a solution to the problems that have accumulated over time. While it's hard to be positive in a situation like this‚ it's important to remember that the Swans have been successful in firefighting for the second straight season. Against West Ham on Saturday‚ Swansea were able to win and are now three points clear of the relegation zone.
Stoke's recent form
Stoke City have had a difficult few days since beating Manchester United last weekend‚ losing 0-2 at home to Newcastle and 0-0 at Bristol City in midweek. But they'll be back on the pitch on Saturday when they welcome Chelsea to the newly renovated bet365 Stadium. The Blues were drew with Arsenal last weekend and defeated Nottingham Forest 5-1 in the League Cup on Wednesday. They've also lost their most influential player - Kieran Trippier - who is out for a long time after breaking his foot against Villa. But even with these casualties‚ their squad is much more talented than it was in December. Stoke have games at home against Brighton‚ Crystal Palace and Brentford before the end of the season. With the form they've shown recently‚ they've dumped their rivals deep into the relegation zone. Stoke's recent form has been baffling. A year ago they swept aside rivals like Newcastle United and Birmingham City‚ and now they've relegated their rivals into the relegation zone. This is a stunning achievement - and it's one of Stoke's best performances since the turn of the year. And their recent form has pushed their rivals right into the relegation zone.
Fabinho's foul on McBurnie
The controversial decision involving Fabinho's foul on Oli McBurnie in Sheffield United's 2-1 defeat to Liverpool has left Manchester United fans furious. The Brazilian's challenge on the Scottish midfielder appeared to occur outside of the penalty box‚ but the Video Assistant Referee (VAR) confirmed that the tackle did indeed occur inside the area. It seems that a controversial decision is made almost weekly in the Premier League. Liverpool have had a lot of possession this afternoon and have added to their advantage by replacing Curtis Jones with Fabinho. Fabinho puts in a great cross for Joao Pedro‚ who drags his effort wide. The winger is also in good form‚ with a goal in the bag in his last five games. Fabinho's foul on McBurnie is a key moment in the game as Liverpool look to build on their three points and go top of the Premier League.
Chelsea's recent form
While Chelsea have been in great form of late‚ they have also dropped points against their nearest rivals‚ Manchester City and Liverpool. They have drew with weaker opposition‚ including mid-table Brighton and one of the worst Manchester United sides in years. This month‚ Chelsea lost to Brentford 4-1 and have only collected two points - one more than their rivals - and conceded three more than Liverpool and Manchester City. After a 4-2 defeat to Arsenal on Wednesday night‚ Chelsea have now lost three games in a row. The gap between them and their rivals will be double figures. Despite this‚ they have won away from home this month - beating Southampton 6-0 and drawing with Real Madrid. If the current form continues‚ Chelsea could end up falling out of the top four. Whether or not they are able to keep the momentum going is another matter altogether.
West Ham's survival
Liverpool's 2-0 win over Everton has dump their opponents into the Premier League relegation zone. The victory leaves Everton in the bottom half of the table‚ and their stay in the top flight looks in doubt. Andrew Robertson and Divock Origi scored in the second half‚ while Liverpool fans chanted: Going down‚ going down in reference to their rivals. Everton meanwhile won their second game under new manager Frank Lampard‚ climbing out of the relegation zone and boosting the club's confidence. Manchester City‚ who have only lost twice in a row‚ drew once at West Ham United‚ and Chelsea drew 0-0 at Old Trafford. Burnley‚ meanwhile‚ have three games left to play to climb out of the bottom three.