As the Premier League season advances, teams gradually find their stride. However, for Mauricio Pochettino’s Chelsea, a visit to the Vitality Stadium marked their first goalless draw of the season.
Despite substantial investments in the Chelsea squad, the London giants still grapple with the challenge of translating possession into tangible threat. The match against Bournemouth unfolded like a familiar script: dominance on the field, but a lack of clear direction in attack.
Chelsea, a squad assembled at a cost exceeding £1 billion, now find themselves contemplating their 14th-place standing in the Premier League. With just a single victory from their first five games, questions are beginning to surface regarding Pochettino’s tactical approach.
Arsenal put an end to their long-standing woes at Goodison Park with a hard-fought 1-0 victory over Everton, courtesy of Leandro Trossard’s decisive strike.
The Gunners faced the Toffees, fully aware that they hadn’t left Goodison with a win in six years, enduring defeats in the last three seasons. However, that disappointing streak was finally broken when Trossard capitalized on Bukayo Saka’s pass and expertly found the far corner of the net with less than 20 minutes remaining. This solitary goal proved sufficient for Arsenal to secure the win and close the gap to Manchester City by just two points once more.
Here is how the EPL table looks like after the matches: