Premier League Pecking Order- Matchweek 9 (Season 2021-22)

Premier League Pecking Order- Matchweek 9 (Premier League Season 2020/21- In a Nutshell)

The pecking order is based on the performance of the Premier League teams during the given Matchweek; on this occasion, it’s Matchweek 9. No one had the week off, which meant all 20 Premier League teams featured. The Premier League Pecking Order starts with the 20th team (worst performed team) on the Pecking Order and finishes with the 1st team (best performed team) on the Pecking Order.

 20- Norwich City

  • Norwich City weren’t at the races.
  • Everything that could go wrong, did!
  • They had just one shot on target, compared with Chelsea’s 13!

19- Manchester United

  • Manchester United didn’t have any positives to take out of a match that was a training drill for Liverpool.
  • They trailed 4-nil at half time!

18- Everton

  • Everton were winning 2-1 late in the game, but conceded the last four goals of the match.
  • It was an unacceptable result, given they were against Watford, who lost 5-nil in Matchweek 8.

17- Brighton and Hove Albion

  • Brighton and Hove Albion conceded four goals, but their goalkeeper, Robert Sánchez was their best player.

16- Aston Villa

  • Aston Villa would be disappointed in the manner in which they played.
  • They weren’t at the races for much of the game.
  • There weren’t many positives aside from their goalkeeper, Emiliano Martínez’s performance, as he saved a penalty and was clearly Aston Villa’s best player.

15- Newcastle United

  • Newcastle United defended resolutely.
  • Despite only having 25% possession, they restricted Wolves to three shots on target!
  • The fact was that Newcastle United had to rely on individual brilliance from Callum Wilson to claim a point, against Crystal Palace.

14- Leicester City

  • Leicester City weren’t at the races in the 1st half, but led 1-nil at half time, but that’s football.
  • They won a match 2-1 against Brentford that they didn’t deserve to win, based on the balance of play.

13- Burnley

  • Burnley may have had just 38.6% possession, but they had five shots on target to Southampton’s four.
  • The fact that Burnley had five shots on target from nine shots was pretty impressive.

12- Southampton

  • Southampton had plenty of the ball, but had just four shots on target from 16 shots.
  • They had a draw in a game that they should’ve won against relegation battlers, Burnley.

11- Wolves

  • Wolves may have had just 37% possession, but they lost two points due to conceding a penalty, which Leeds United scored from in the 94th minute!

10- Crystal Palace

  • Crystal Palace will look back at their game against Newcastle United as two points lost.
  • The fact that Crystal Palace had 75% possession, yet just three shots on target tells the story.

9- Leeds United 

  • Leeds United got a draw that they deserved to have.
  • They showed resilience to score an equaliser in the 94th minute, all be it from the penalty spot.

8- West Ham

  • West Ham put in a reasonable performance against Tottenham.
  • They can consider themselves lucky to win as both teams had four shots on target and Tottenham controlled the tempo of the game.

7- Tottenham

  • Tottenham were the better team in general play, as they controlled possession.
  • They should’ve got something out of the game in terms of points.

6- Brentford

  • Brentford played good football, especially in the 1st
  • All that was missing was a result; they just need a bit of luck and to be more clinical in the final third.

5- Watford

  • Watford showed plenty of character; they defeated Everton 5-2, despite the fact they trailed 2-1 in the 77th minute!
  • Remarkably, they scored four of their five goals in 13 minutes, late in the match.

4- Arsenal

  • Arsenal were the better team against Aston Villa and thoroughly deserved their 3-1 win.
  • The fact was that Arsenal were tactically the better team.
  • It appeared as if they were well prepared and played accordingly.

3- Manchester City

  • Manchester cruised to a 4-1 win.
  • They were simply too good for Brighton and Hove Albion.
  • Manchester City had 13 shots on target, from 23 shots!

2- Chelsea

  • Chelsea had a day where everything that could go right, did.
  • They never stopped working and were clinical in the final third.

1- Liverpool

  • Liverpool showed that they are contenders for the Premier League title.
  • They destroyed Manchester United and embarrassed them.
  • The fact that Liverpool took their foot off the accelerator in the 2nd

Premier League Pecking Order- Matchweek 9 (Premier League Season 2020/21- Final Thoughts)

It was an unpredictable Matchweek 9 of football in the Premier League. That can be substantiated in the Pecking Order. The entertainment value was outstanding, as there were 40 goals scored! There were three draws in ten matches. It’s incredible that Livepool finished 1st in the Pecking Order, but Chelsea scored seven goals! Manchester United finished 19th, which is remarkably embarrassing. That’s what the Pecking Order is all about, as its performance based, not results based.

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