Premier League winners and losers is led by Fred of all people!

Fred leads the winners and losers in the English Premier League. Unique. It was a great weekend for him but not so much for Edward Mindy.


May sum up Manchester United’s season as it seems to revolve around Cristiano Ronaldo and Fred, one a star and the other a footballer whose name evokes a sense of ordinary, silly and poorly, and his performances are also at times. If defensive midfielders were efficiently boring, Fred was a factor of chaos at times. Even by his accident-prone standards, it looked ridiculous as he tried to walk past David de Gea, leaving the goalkeeper lying on his line and facing the wrong direction when Emile Smith Rowe opened the scoring for Arsenal on Thursday. Yet Fred’s night was a triumph. He also won the ball for both goals against Villarreal, although the lasting memory of Carrick’s temporary stint may be from his failed attempt to trap Edward Mendy at Stamford Bridge.

As United’s most enthusiastic midfield player, Fred may be the most underrated character who looks likely to start with Ralph Rangnick. He did and scored the first goal in United’s recent new era (if the temporary regulations qualify as an era). Rangnick was joking that he didn’t know that Fred could shoot with his right foot. But he also made seven tackles, the most contenders to beat Crystal Palace, and Rangnick knew he could. This may be the weird age for Fred, but it’s definitely not over yet.

Jarrod Bowen
Bowen was West Ham’s Neil Maupai, the expected unattainable goals that can annoy defenders but tarnish his impressive work with an inability to finish. Even, like Maupay three days ago, he scored an amazing goal at the London Stadium. If the Hammers Wing effort was less exciting, it would still have been pretty cool. He has been linked with Liverpool and whenever he cuts his left foot off the right to throw in a shot with his favourite, there can be hints of Mohamed Salah. More appropriately, it eased the burden on Mikhail Antonio. The striker’s goals dried up, but with Antonio at his best, Bowen was invincible as West Ham beat league leaders Chelsea. If David Moyes’ perfect signing is a success story for the manager who’s always loved to break into the championship, it’s also a reminder that Steve Bruce, who signed him from Hereford for £50,000, has found plenty of deals in his time.

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Newcastle United
They have won a game, completing a full line-up of the 92 Premier League and Football League clubs who have tasted victory this season. It took until December and after the takeover which meant that Newcastle could be called the richest club in the world added a surreal element. In practical terms, a four-six-point comeback against relegated rivals now looks encouraging, considering Ciaran Clark reduced Newcastle to 10 men after nine minutes, and at least gives a chance to start a recovery. Saturday’s win over Burnley means Newcastle have two clean sheets in all competitions this season: both against Clarett. That it came courtesy of Callum Wilson, one of Eddie Howe’s top signings for Bournemouth, may have added significance. Wilson appears to be the strongest scorer in the relegation battle. And if it’s a good weekend to buy another Bruce, perhaps the most surprising and encouraging development for Newcastle is Joelinton’s bizarre transformation into his mascot character.

Divock Origi
As Jurgen Klopp has made clear, Liverpool have not needed so many late winners this season. But when they did, there was something timeless about the way it came from Origi. Few have played a brilliant secondary role at Anfield often without being drawn to the role of the average player. And on a day when Diogo Jota specialized in wasting chances, Origi scored brilliant goals at Wolverhampton. It’s a moot point if the first or second touch is better. Either way, it had a huge impact.

Bernardo Silva
Pep Guardiola never judges players on the basis of their goals. It seems too simplistic to him. But let’s do the opposite of what Pep would do, if only for a minute. Only Mohamed Salah, Diogo Jota and Jamie Vardy have more goals than Bernardo Silva in the Premier League. Five came in his last five games. One, at Aston Villa, was a stunningly good shot. His second goal at Watford was fantastic. He has three goals in a week, while recently he scored three goals in 51 Premier League matches. Now only Hwang Hee-Chan could rival his chance in the division’s conversion rate; All of it would be impressive even without the rest of the package that Silva brings, which Guardiola values ​​most: selfless, consistent running, versatility, tactical awareness and creativity. Guardiola indicated on Wednesday that Silva is the best player in the division at his current level. And if that suggests he hasn’t seen much of Salah, Silva’s bid at Watford bolsters his manager’s case. Take Salah out of the equation and the Portuguese will be the player of the season so far.

Amy Martinez
A truly stunning save from Harvey Barnes’ header kept Aston Villa ahead as they claimed a third win in four games under Steven Gerrard. Thanks to Martinez, Villa had the highest save rate in the Premier League last season. When Dean Smith was fired, they had the lowest. It was a sign that Martinez was back to his best. And as Lionel Messi, a man with a lot of experience beating goalkeepers, has described him as one of the best players in the world, that’s a really good thing.

Lucas Moura
Perhaps saying something about Antonio Conte’s demanding nature that he could see a contender for the goals of the season, a creative effort that was magical dribbling and a stunning long-range shot, shifting his attention from quality to quantity. Perhaps, though, he had a point. Mora’s superb opener against Norwich was his first league goal since February. With Harry Kane not scoring, with Conte only three strikers, it is imperative that the Brazilian get more. He appears to be Conte’s player and the Italian picked him up from the start, but perhaps after ending the drought in a superb manner, he will score more goals that can be forgotten.

wolf defense
This doomed rearguard action can still be heroic And if Origi’s injury-time goal ensures that Wolves’ efforts are in vain, they still have to savor the memories of the full-back’s effort for the wall. Conor Cody, Roman Sais, Leander Dendoncker and Jose Sa made save interventions. Wolves were seconds away from their third straight clean net. And while they were denied upon death, they showed why only the top three received fewer goals.

Patrick Bamford
His ankle kept him for 11 games. His knee brought in a goal on his return.


Edward Mendy
Perhaps the curse is the second place in the Yashin Cup. Named the second best goalkeeper in the world in 2021 a few days ago, Mendy has always been the best in his position in the Premier League this season, and Mendy has had the rarest of things in West Ham: a bad game as Chelsea lost 3-2.

Or maybe it’s the curse the London stadium puts on outstanding goalkeepers. It could be argued that Alisson was wrong to score three goals when Liverpool lost to West Ham. Mendy was only guilty of the two, receiving a penalty after Jorginho’s miserable pass. For the second weekend in a row, the Italy international was more Ballon d’Oh than Ballon d’Or because his unusually poor touches cost Chelsea goals. Then came the odd winner of Arthur Masuaku. It was more of a cross than a shot. If it was perfectly understood that Mendy’s weight was on his left foot, ready to go to his far post, he still felt wrong when the ball went into his near post.

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Diogo Jota
It turns out that it is difficult to score when there is no goalkeeper in the goal. Or it was for Jota, however, when the lesion of several guards picked Connor’s thighs as a volley with his shot when Jose Sa came out. Besides being a strange way to celebrate his 25th birthday, it felt like a particularly awful fiasco: Jota had time to dribble into the penalty area and catch his shot, and by hitting the ball hard, he made sure the rebound did not fall into Mohamed Salah’s hands. . At least Origi emphasized that it wasn’t a costly mistake.

Brendan Rodgers
The Master lost to The Apprentice as Rodgers was defeated by his former captain. However, if the presence of Steven Gerrard in the opposite dugout sparked reflection on their time together at Liverpool, so did the Leicester defense. For the eighth time in 10 matches, they conceded at least twice. The Esri Konsa brace took Leicester’s set-piece total this season to nine: relegation a few years back and Martin Skrtel spent his time trying to make a statement while failing to watch anyone as Liverpool conceded a combination of corner kicks and free kicks. . Now Emi Buendia had a free header for Aston Villa’s first goal in their 2-1 win and Cajlar Soyuncu didn’t get close enough to Konsa for the second goal. It speaks to a broader problem of a lack of organisation, and while injuries account for the ever-changing roster of actors at the back of Leicester, they have the staff to do a better job. They have the fourth worst defensive record in the division and that reflects poorly on the coach.

There has been something a little unusual about Burnley this season, whether it was Maxwell Cornet’s burgeoning array of impressive goals or their ability to play well in draws without a 1-0 win. This uncharacteristic lack of ruthlessness seems even more damaging now with the defeat to Newcastle putting them on equal footing with the victors and with one league victory this season. It was exacerbated by the loss of Cornet with a thigh injury that Sean Daecke understandably described as a major blow. The great Burnley artist was the source of many of their goals. Without it, the prognosis may be bleak.

Danny Rose
There is something cruel about seeing a good player visibly fall back. Manchester City is the team that can highlight weaknesses. Sadly for Rose, his flaws were all too obvious as he’s amassed a trilogy of sorts. He was miles off center when Raheem Sterling, his direct opponent, scored City’s first goal. He was nowhere to be found when Bernardo Silva added a second, from a similar area, albeit largely because he missed Jack Grealish halfway, leading to warnings in the process. As for the third, Silva’s cute curler, he stood out from the Portuguese, seemingly lacking the confidence to close it on a day when he seemed to explode and puff in a distant pursuit of the City players. Think back to his heyday under Mauricio Pochettino and the bold strength of Rose at the time and the difference is huge.

Ending Jack Grealish
Five shots without a goal. Grealish scored a predicted 1.19 in Vicarage Road single-handedly. But while he still has one league goal for Manchester City, the encouraging element was that this was his best performance as a liar nine. As the number of shots indicates, he has never been so prominent in the central role. But the previous incumbent for City’s No. 10 jersey tended to be more clinical.

Southampton, when they have the lead
Neil Maupai’s late equalizer means the Saints have lost 71 points from their losing positions under Ralph Hessenhuttl. Four in the last two games, seven in the last four. Southampton can only imagine what the league table would look like if they could maintain their lead.


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