Chelsea & Arsenal
It was a super Sunday for both Chelsea and Arsenal in the Premier League.
Chelsea moved joint-top of the league alongside Man City and Liverpool following a 3-0 away win at Southampton.
All three sides have 20 points from eight matches this season after six wins and two draws.
Man City are first, Chelsea are second and Liverpool are third on goal difference.
As for Arsenal, Unai Emery’s Gunners are fourth in the league with 18 points on the board.
Arsenal jumped over Spurs in the table following a 5-1 win away at Fulham.
Chelsea & Arsenal’s title challenge
Are Chelsea and Arsenal realistic title challengers this season?
Or will Man City and Liverpool fight it about between themselves to see who emerges as champions?
That issue was picked apart by Gary Neville in his podcast on Sunday night.
Neville has dismissed thoughts that either Chelsea or Arsenal could win the league:
I don’t think Arsenal… I don’t think they’ll be challenging for the for the title.
(Chelsea) have started the season well. But after eight games I still think it’s very early to think about Chelsea challenging (Man City or Liverpool).
Man United & Jose Mourinho
Gary Neville also spoke about the ongoing situation at Man United concerning Jose Mourinho.
Man United beat Newcastle 3-2 over the weekend amid rumours that Mourinho may be sacked regardless of the result.
Neville, however, fears that Mourinho’s Old Trafford problems may resurface soon:
It was a good day, but all it does probably is bump the problem down the road, in the sense that in a couple of weeks’ time they play Chelsea away. On the following Tuesday, they face Juventus at Old Trafford.
The international break is probably a welcome break for Jose Mourinho, the board and for the players, but it all happens (when they return) in about a month and that’s when we’ll find out where they’re at this season.
Listen to Gary Neville’s podcast below.