Erling Haaland celebrates a second goal against Manchester United.
These two weekends were filled with comebacks, shocking results, and a total of 63 goals across both match days. Here are the main takeaways.
Player of the Weeks: Erling Haaland
It is no shock at this point that Haaland is banging in goals every single weekend. He got a goal for himself in the 2-1 win over Brighton on matchday 9, then got 2 goals and an assist in the 0-3 win in the Manchester Derby. He sits top of the Premier League scoring charts with 11 goals, and there are certainly more to come.
Result of the Weeks: Arsenal 5-0 Sheffield United
Arsenal’s win over the Blades on Matchday 10 was indicative of both good for some, and bad for others. Eddie Nketiah got his first career hat trick for the Gunners, while star boy Declan Rice also impressed. Arsenal sits in fourth place with 21 points and are still in contention for the title.
However, this wasn’t a good omen for Sheffield United. They currently sit bottom of the Premier League with one point, with a goal differential of -20. They need to make some changes soon, or else they might be going for Derby County’s record of the worst Premier League season of 11 points.
Shock of the Weeks: Chelsea 0-2 Brentford
Brentford sunk Chelsea at Stamford Bridge with a 0-2 win, which saw Ethan Pinnock score a header and Bryan Mbeumo get an open net after Robert Sanchez went up for a corner in the 96th minute.
Chelsea’s poor run of form may suggest this wasn’t a ‘shock,’ but this team has spent hundreds of millions of dollars. There should be some chance of a win. Chelsea currently sit 12th, behind the likes of Crystal Palace and West Ham, while Brentford are just above Chelsea themselves.
Stat of the Weeks:
A five-goal thriller saw Aston Villa continue this season’s strong showing by defeating West Ham at 4-1 home. Goals from Douglas Luiz, Ollie Watkins, and Leon Bailey secured the win for the Villains. This makes it their 10th straight win at Villa Park, a record feat for the club.
Other Notable Results:
Chelsea 2-2 Arsenal: This intense game had Chelsea up 2-0 at the start of the second half but crumbled towards the end, as Declan Rice and Leandro Trossard helped Arsenal clinch the draw.
Manchester United 0-3 Manchester City: The Manchester Derby saw City bring home another win over United, with Haaland scoring one from the spot and from open play, and also providing Phil Foden with an assist. This saw United's weakness get exploited as their poor run of form continued.
Liverpool 2-0 Everton: Liverpool kept their unbeaten run against Everton since 2021, with a standout performance from Mohamed Salah—a goal in the 75th minute from the penalty spot and a stoppage-time goal to seal the game.
Game week 9 and 10 were filled with shocks and surprises, with standout performances throughout. The Premier League never disappoints, and it will be back for Matchday 11 and 12.