5 things we learned from the latest Premier League gameweek

The latest Premier League gameweek drew to a close on Sunday, January 15.

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

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

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

Manchester City are yet to hit their stride

Manchester United fell to a 2-1 defeat at the hands of Manchester United on Saturday.

The Sky Blues have now lost three league games this season. In comparison, Pep Guardiola’s side only lost three times throughout the entirety of 2021/22 on route to the title.

So, if Manchester City are to catch Arsenal this season, they probably need to find their feet and go on a long unbeaten run pretty soon.

Wolves may stay up

Wolves were heavy favourites to go down after the first few months of the campaign.

However, since Julen Lopetegui arrived, Wolves have looked a much more solid outfit.

After seeing off West Ham over the weekend, Wolves have now won two and drawn one of their last four, moving them out of the relegation zone. They also have the best form of all the sides below and just above them.

Everton are in danger

Whilst Wolves look set to stay up, Everton are in serious danger of going down.

The Toffees faced off with 20th-place Southampton this past gameweek and fell to a 2-1 defeat.

Everton are now on the same points as the Saints and currently have the joint-worst form in the division.

Manchester United have found their gear

Manchester United had a mixed start to the campaign under Erik ten Hag. Shock losses to Brighton and Brentford saw the Dutchman’s credibility called into question.

However, the Red Devils have really hit their stride in recent weeks, with their last match a 2-1 win over Manchester City.

United now have the best form in the Premier League and are only one point behind Manchester City.

Arsenal still have a long way to go

Arsenal continued their title charge over the weekend with a comfortable 2-0 win over Tottenham.

The Gunners are eight points clear atop of the Premier League as a result.

But Arsenal are still yet to reach the halfway point of their campaign and still have to play Manchester City twice, which could easily mean their lead is reduced to two points.

The Gunners also have a much smaller squad than City, with an injury to someone like Thomas Partey, Granit Xhaka or Bukayo Saka potentially fatal to their title hopes.

Josh Barker

Josh Barker

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

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