Premier League Matchday 5 – Everton and Villa to be thoroughly tested
The Premier League’s 100 percenters will have the opportunity to prove if they’re up for it or if their previous performances have been a fluke and all fairytale. Regardless, I would advise that they shouldn’t be written off if they fall short on Matchday 5.
Aston Villa and Everton have won all their games thus far. Carlo Ancelotti’s men have proven to be a free-scoring side early into the season with 12 goals already to their name with Dominic Calvert-Lewin scoring 6 of those goals, including one hat-trick.
New signing James Rodriguez has also been very impressive for the Toffees thus far with 3 goals already.
Aston Villa have been on a roll with an unexpected 3 wins from 3 with new signing Ollie Watkins also impressing and scoring a first-half hat-trick against defending champions, Liverpool.
These two sides have been the talk of the season thus far just before the international break. I’m not undermining the results they’ve gotten thus far but their performances on the next Premier League matchday will be a pointer to the kind of message they’re passing to the rest of the teams in the Premier League.
After the international break comes the Merseyside Derby which will see Carlo Ancelotti’s men welcome a battered Liverpool to Goodison Park.
The Reds will want to prove that the bashing at the hands of Aston Villa was a one-off. Regardless, this will be a cracking derby and should be one of the most interesting ones in the last decade.
If Everton impress and get a positive result from the game, then they should be taken seriously. This remains to be seen though, as a return from the international break could affect team chemistry.
Aston Villa will travel to the King Power to face Leicester City who will also be coming off the back of a shock 3 nil loss at home to West Ham.
The Premier League fixtures between the two sides last season saw the Foxes amass maximum points, scoring 8, 4 each, and conceding just one at Villa Park in a 4:1 win.
These two hundred percenters have their 100% record under threat and we look forward to seeing if they emerge unscathed from Matchday 5.
These are tough games going by the performances of the sides thus far. We look forward to seeing how these games pan out after the international break on Matchday 5. Will they keep up or succumb? We await!