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EPL Week 8 Review: The Good, Bad and Ugly

  • EPL Week 8 Review: The Good, Bad and Ugly
  • EPL Week 8 Review: The Good, Bad and Ugly
  • EPL Week 8 Review: The Good, Bad and Ugly
  • EPL Week 8 Review: The Good, Bad and Ugly

A massive week of Barclays Premier League football has concluded as we head into another international break. Dick Advocaat has left Sunderland, Brendan Rodgers has been given the boot from Liverpool, and Jose Mourinho hangs on by a thread. Arsenal's 3-0 win over Manchester United put an exclamation mark on what has been an intriguing round. Here is my Good, Bad and Ugly!

Good

Sergio Aguero.

Seriously, how good is this guy? Arguably the best player in the league and he showed why with an incredible five goal haul against Newcastle United.

Aguero became just the fifth player to score five goals in the Premier League since Dimitar Berbatov achieved the feat many seasons ago. The Argentina star needed just a 20 minute period and nine touches to score the goals, ruthlessly putting Newcastle to the sword.

In the post-match his manager, Manuel Pellegrini, compared Aguero to Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi. "After what we have seen today, of course Kun [Aguero] is at that level," said Pellegrini. Whether he is that good is probably up for debate but regardless, there are few better players to watch when they are in form.

Check out the goals below if you are yet to see them!

 Bad

Mamadou Sakho and Romelu Lukaku.

Everyone loves a bit of derby spirit, some anger and aggression to spark the match. However the interaction between Sakho and Lukaku in the Merseyside derby was a little embarrassing. While cameras missed the incident that sparked their little scrap, you wold be forgiven for thinking that one of them had head-butted the other.


Although when it was shown what started the 'fight', it was nothing more than a little shove in the back from Sakho. The subsequent 'hard man' act that followed was almost laughable! Neither player was actually going to do anything if they got near the other. 

The famous 'teammate holding me back before I do some serious damage' act does not fool anyone. Neither Lukaku nor Sakho was going to do anything had their teammates not been there. Old school players like Roy Keane and Patrick Vieira would be disappointed at this manufactured aggression. Bring back the real spirit!

Ugly

Jose Mourinho.

What on earth was that? The Barclays Premier League is known for manager meltdowns. We have seen Kevin Keegan's "I will love it" rant, as well as the infamous Rafa Benitez 'fahcts' speech against Sir Alex Ferguson. Well Jose Mourinho has joined that exclusive club with his post-match interview after the 3-1 defeat to Southampton.

Asked just one question, his thoughts on the match, Mourinho went on an extraordinary tirade. He blamed everyone from the referees, the players, the staff, and the owner for Chelsea's current predicament. Usually a cool media performer, Mourinho's meltdown was fascinating to watch.

Rumours of him losing the dressing room continue to gain traction, and after throwing players under the bus this is unlikely to improve situations. Rather than recount the entire interview, simply watch the video below and make up your own mind!

 





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