Key thoughts and analysis from Saturday’s Premier League action
theScore examines the most important developments and biggest talking points from Saturday’s slate of action in England’s top flight.
Resilience key to Arsenal’s title bid
Beating defending champs Manchester City was obviously a strong indication of Arsenal’s title credentials. But if there was any lingering doubt over their chances of ending City’s Premier League reign, the north London side’s comeback to avoid a costly defeat at Chelsea should show that the Gunners are for real.
Arsenal were on the ropes after a brutal start allowed Chelsea to cruise to a 2-0 lead thanks to a controversial penalty and a fluke. Cole Palmer converted from the spot in the first half to highlight Arsenal’s struggles before Mykhailo Mudryk’s cross-cum-shot sailed over David Raya to compound their problems after the interval.
Blues fans thought a fourth straight win was inevitable, and Mauricio Pochettino’s turnaround appeared to be taking shape after a rough start