Premier League: 3 Positives To Take So Far From The 2016/17 Season

With the international break ongoing, EPL fans like to look back to where things have stopped at after a weekend without club football.

Here is at look at three positives we can take from the start of the English Premier League.


Tight competition

Arguably the only league with more than three teams challenging for the title.

Up to this point no team has cemented the top spot with competition between the top six teams namely Liverpool, Chelsea, Arsenal, Manchester City, Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester United.

These teams are separated with just a few points between them which signifies a great battle to settle for something at the end of the season.


Tactical battles

English teams are known for the high intensity, this season every team is pushing to the limit by upping their gears.

Instead of the world class players stealing all the headlines it has been the manager’s tactics which is getting the business done.

The most equipped squads are the Manchester clubs, but that is not what results are showing us.

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp is breaking opposition defenses with a 4-3-3 formation that enables his players to break forward and pass the ball around quickly making it difficult for others to defend or counter.

While Chelsea gaffer Antonio Conte has introduced the 3-5-2 or 3-4-3 formations, which has demolished teams with some high pressing, quick passing, and hardworking wing-backs.


The unearthing of promising youngsters

Since the start of the season, we have seen great talents being unearthed and they do not look out of place.

Take a look at how Arsenal’s Alex Iwobi has caused chaos in defenses with good passes, dribbling and great position awareness. He is doing it week in week out.

Manchester United’s Marcus Rashford has continued from where he left off last season now even being linked with the likes of Real Madrid.


Written by Jonathan Zyolo Liganga

Follow him on Twitter @Zyolo08

Like O-Posts on Facebook

You can also follow O-Posts on Twitter @OPosts