The Matchday 14 fixtures of the 2020/21 Premier League season produced results that show that this season is a crazy one based on predictability and unpredictability.
Some select results on the matchday have proven this and this season continues to see supposed contenders take spectators by storm and then fizzle out when they are expected to dazzle.
Some upsets and strange results were expected on the matchday to the detriment of some of the big sides. However, this was not the case eventually, as some continued to punch above their weight.
CRYSTAL PALACE VS LIVERPOOL (0:7)
First off, the defending champions Liverpool were expected to have it tough in their visit to Crystal Palace, as some key figures in the team continued to be absent.
However, they took the Londoners to the cleaners with a 7 nil routing, keeping a clean sheet, and this could be penned down as their easiest fixture this season.
MANCHESTER UNITED VS LEEDS (6:2)
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s Manchester United welcomed Marcelo Bielsa’s newly-promoted side and rivals Leeds United to Old Trafford.
It’s no more news that Old Trafford hasn’t been the ideal hunting ground for the Red Devils in the Premier League this season as their away form remains phenomenal.
They were favorites on paper but were supposed to have it tough against Leeds but the likes of Scott McTominay, Anthony Martial, and Bruno Fernandes had other ideas.
The Red Devils had what could be described as their easiest home win thus far with a 6:2 routing of the Marcelo Bielsa led side. They were expected to win but not with that scoreline.
TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR VS LEICESTER CITY (0:2)
Jose Mourinho’s men have gotten some brilliant results this season, and a series of wins have put them in good stead as title contenders for the 2020/21 Premier League.
However, failure to get a win in their last three games has seen them fall from 1st to 6th.
They welcomed Brendan Rodgers’ Leicester City at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium and were expected to get something from the game considering that they’ve been decent against the best sides in the league this season.
This was not the case as they lost 2 nil to goals by Jamie Vardy and an own goal by Toby Alderweireld.
The result has put a dent in their title credentials but it is not yet over as just 6 points separate them from first place.
CHELSEA VS WEST HAM (3:0)
The Blues have had it tough in the last two matchdays with back to back losses which have seen the club’s fans question their major summer acquisitions in Timo Werner and Kai Havertz.
They were welcoming a Hammers side that beat them home and away last season in the Premier League.
The Hammers have also been impressive this season. The Blues seemed to be low on confidence and a possible upset was on the cards considering that it was a derby game.
However, Frank Lampard and his men were up for the encounter and veteran Thiago Silva led the way with the opener on the night.
The Blues ran out 3 nil winners with a clean sheet which was least expected considering how their last two games went.
These four games showed that the ongoing season still has loads of craziness and excitement to offer, and it will be to the chagrin and excitement of fans.