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English Premier League: Week 10 highlights

Tottenham got the needed point from the London derby to stay top of the English Premier League pile in what was an intense and tactical game between Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspurs. 

Liverpool also failed to win their game against Brighton while Manchester City thrashed Burnley by 5-0 for the fourth consecutive time in English Premier League seasons.

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We take a look at the major highlights and talking points from Match week 10 of the 2020/2021 English Premier League season.

English Premier League highlights

Son and Kane kept quiet at the Bridge

Sunday’s game between Chelsea and Tottenham will not be remembered as one of the most compelling and breathless London derbies but will be remembered for the tactical nuances of both coaches.

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Both Jose Mourinho and Frank Lampard opted for a more cautious approach, with Lampard, in particular, seeking to keep Harry Kane and Son quiet. His tactical approach worked perfectly for him as both players were completely taken out of the game by Chelsea’s defensive set up.

City thrash Burnley: Excellence in isolation?

Pep Guardiola has in recent weeks bemoaned his side’s inability to convert the free-flowing and intricate passes into goals but they were on a different level as they hit Burnley for five on Saturday.

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Riyad Mahrez got his first hat-trick in a City shirt while Ferran Torres and Mendy were also on the score sheet. But is it an indication that they are back to their goalscoring best?

Of course, it would be extreme to suggest that especially when City have returned the same number of goals in this particular fixture. That goal-scoring performance could be excellence in isolation but it could be the perfect platform for City to make things happen again.

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Cavani’s still got it

At 33 years Edinson Cavani showed that he has the best movements among the top strikers in the world. And it was such exquisite movements that saved Manchester United’s day at Southampton.

While down at 2-0, United introduced Cavani who went on to provide the assist for the first goal before scoring two goals to secure a victory for the Red Devils.

His performance thus begs the question why Ole has not been playing him more often this season.

English Premier League results

Below are the results from week 10 of the 2020/2021 English Premier League season.

Today

Crystal Palace  0-2  Newcastle United

Saturday

Brighton & Hove Albion   1-1    Liverpool

Manchester City 5-0   Burnley

Everton  0-1 Leeds United

20:00  West Bromwich Albion  1-0 Sheffield United

Sunday

14: 00  Southampton 2-3 Manchester United

16:30  Chelsea  0-0 Tottenham Hotspur

19:15  Arsenal  1-2  Wolverhampton Wanderers

Monday

17: 30 Leicester City  – Fulham

20:00  West Ham United  – Aston Villa

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