4 things we learned from the latest Premier League gameweek

The latest Premier League gameweek drew to a close on Sunday, February 19th.

There were a number of high-profile matches that played out over this past weekend.

We also saw some interesting relegation scraps and the battle for 4th-place heat up.

Here are four things we learned from the latest Premier League gameweek.

Potter does not have long left

Throughout Graham Potter’s time at Chelsea, there has been a lot of talk about Todd Boehly wanting to give the former Brighton boss time to build up his new squad.

However, after losing to 20th-place Southampton on Saturday, Chelsea are now five games without a win. During that period they have also scored just one goal, which is the type of form you see from a side fighting relegation.

Potter may have been promised time, but it seems unlikely he will be given much longer if results stay the same.

Manchester City are weaker

Manchester City drew 1-1 with Nottingham Forest over the weekend, meaning they have now drawn four and lost four in the league this season. In comparison, they drew six and lost three in the entirety of 2022/23. The Sky Blues are still in the title race but it seems their only chance of winning is to hope Arsenal slip up several times, rather than City going on a huge winning streak like they did in 2018/19.

Liverpool can still clinch 4th

Liverpool’s top-four hopes looked to be over around a month ago. However, back-to-back 2-0 wins, the latest coming vs Newcastle, has moved Liverpool to within seven points of 4th, with two games in hand on Tottenham.

Given both Spurs and Newcastle have been inconsistent of late, the Reds could easily sneak into the Champions League places if they carry on their current form.

Everton to stay up

It has only been a few weeks but Sean Dyche looks set to secure Everton’s Premier League survival for another season.

The Toffees are out of the relegation zone and have won two in three under Dyche, a much better record than the three in 20 they had under Frank Lampard earlier this campaign.

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Josh Barker

Josh Barker

Middlesbrough fan from the North East of England. @JoshBarker979 on Twitter.

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