6 of the Best Moments From a Significant Weekend of Premier League Football
The battle for survival should have become more clear cut this weekend, but somehow, it’s become even more difficult to guess who will suffer the drop. Whilst West Brom still look doomed despite a mini resurgence under Darren Moore, Stoke and Southampton still have a fighting chance.
Ahead of them, Swansea, Huddersfield and West Ham are sitting precariously within reach of the current bottom three; it’s all to play for with just two weeks left of the season.
Away from the relegation dogfight, Chelsea went some way to closing the gap on the top four, although it still seems unlikely that they’ll break it. It would take a significant collapse from Liverpool or Tottenham for the Blues to gatecrash the group, but with the Reds having one eye on the Champions League, there’s certainly a chance.
Let’s take a look at some of the best moments from this weekend’s Premier League action…
A tense affair in south Wales was decided early on by Cesc Fabregas’ sumptuous strike, and it was a goal fit to win any game.
After Eden Hazard had rolled the ball into his path, the Spaniard bent a cultured effort past Lukasz Fabianski into the far corner to give the Blues the lead. The effort was Fabregas’ 50th Premier League goal, and what a way to get it.
Crystal Palace romped to a 5-0 victory over Leicester on Saturday, with the majority of their goals being scored in stylish fashion. The Eagles’ third goal was particularly eye catching for the build up more than anything.
After Mamadou Sakho plucked an attempted through ball out of the sky with his chest, he strolled forward with purpose, head up, looking for a run.
Ruben Loftus-Cheek offered himself, and the Frenchman needed no second invitation to curl a delightful through ball to his teammate. It truly was a trademark Sakho moment.