Troubled Liverpool will be desperate for their first win of the Premier League season when they face Bournemouth on Saturday.
As the Reds split, leaders Arsenal, who will host Fulham this weekend, have emerged as the only team in the Premier League with a 100% winning record after three games.
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Just months after lining up an unprecedented quad within two games, Liverpool suddenly look defenseless after their worst start in a decade.
Jürgen Klopp’s side lost the Premier League title to Manchester City on the final day before losing to Real Madrid in the Champions League final, leaving the FA and League Cup as consolation prizes for their commitment to football’s immortality. .
Injury-plagued Liverpool are now suffering from a severe hangover from a near-historic season.
A shocking 2-1 loss to Manchester United on Monday followed up draws with unusual errors at Fulham and Crystal Palace.
The sight of James Milner tongue-tiing Virgil van Dijk after Jadon Sancho scored United’s first goal was a jarring insight into the stress of Liverpool’s current predicament.
Without Sadio Mane, now at Bayern Munich, and suspended Darwin Nunez in an attack that was ineffective, Liverpool were beaten in midfield and jerky in the back.
Playing against promoted Bournemouth at Anfield offers Liverpool an opportunity to get back on track. This is the opportunity we need to make sure we don’t fall further behind in the early title race.
Arsenal urged to keep calm
As optimism mounts in north London, Oleksandr Zinchenko warns against getting carried away by Arsenal’s surprising surge to pole position.
Ukrainian left-back Zinchenko knows exactly what it takes to succeed in the Premier League after his success with champions Manchester City.
Having moved to Arsenal late in the season, Zinchenko and former City star Gabriel Jesus made an immediate impact on Mikel Arteta’s squad with their wealth of title-winning experience.
Arsenal have won three games in a row for the first time in 18 years.
But after Arsenal’s perfect opener with a 3-0 win over Bournemouth last weekend, Zinchenko struggled to persuade his teammates to keep their feet on the ground.
“It’s just the beginning of the season. We have a lot of games ahead. We have a lot to improve,” said Zinchenko before Fulham’s visit to the Emirates Stadium on Saturday.
“We have to analyze what we did well, what we should improve on, what we should change and I know what the coach tells us.
Tuchel’s Chelsea feeling nervous
From a touchline fight with a rival manager to blaming Bus for the defeat, Thomas Tuchel showed no signs of faltering in Chelsea’s chaotic start to the season.
Frustrated by Chelsea’s failure to beat Tottenham in a stormy draw, Tuchel was given a one-match suspension after clashing twice with Antonio Conte.
A week later, Tuchel was again on his toes, but the German said travel disruptions that forced his coaching staff to travel by bus to Leeds were partly responsible for a disastrous 3-0 defeat. made the bizarre claim that
After just one win from their first three games, Tuchel showed signs of cracking in the tension after a narrow 1-0 win over struggling Everton.
He risked backstage dissatisfaction with his critical assessment of the team’s defense and keeper Edouard Mendy’s costly failure against Leeds.
In this situation, with Fox enduring an even worse start, Leicester’s visit to Stamford Bridge on Saturday could be perfectly timed.
The winless side, led by Brendan Rodgers, were the second-lowest side as Chelsea tried to buy centre-backs, with Wesley Fofana sidelined and James Maddison linked to a move to Newcastle.
Saturday (1400 unless otherwise stated)
Southampton v Manchester United (1130), Brentford v Everton, Brighton v Leeds, Chelsea v Leicester, Liverpool v Bournemouth, Manchester City v Crystal Palace, Arsenal v Fulham (1630)
Sunday (1300 unless otherwise stated)
Aston Villa v West Ham, Wolves v Newcastle, Nottingham Forest v Tottenham (1530)