Sunday, 22 October, 2017

Harry Kane continues rampant form for Spurs; Palace still goalless

Romelu Lukaku and Harry Kane extend scoring runs Romelu Lukaku and Harry Kane extend scoring runs
Noah Ferguson | 03 October, 2017, 08:37

Now, the Premier League is set to vote next Wednesday on a proposal fronted by executive chairman Richard Scudamore which would see a similar setup. Maybe somebody other than Kane in the Spurs squad will embark on a European evening to remember.

The Premier League is now enjoying something of a resurgence, with the likes of Manchester United, Manchester City, and Chelsea once again looking like they can all seriously compete, not just for the league title, but also for the Champions League. The Gunners are unbeaten in their last three Premier League matches, most recently defeating West Bromwich Albion 2-0 behind two goals from Alexandre Lacazette.

Every minute Palace does not score extends its record streak to start a new campaign.

As bad as Sunderland have been over various seasons in the Premier League, nothing comes close to what Derby did in 2007-2008, winning just one match all season long, scoring 20 goals and conceding 89, losing 6-0 at home to Aston Villa and going 32 matches without a win.

David de Gea - The Spaniard has five clean sheets from his six Premier League games so far this season and has been one of the best goalkeepers in England this year.

Talk of Ivan Perisic joining Manchester United has died down following the improved performances of Anthony Martial. Just the 21 league goals this time.

"They're one of the best teams in the league".

"They did make things tough for us, obviously we dropped off a little more in the second half and the pace of the game slowed down a bit more which we controlled".

The two Manchester clubs continued their rampage through the league over the weekend.

England's top clubs, which include Manchester City, Manchester United, Liverpool, Chelsea, Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur, argue that overseas audiences have much more interest in watching their matches than those involving some of the other clubs; and they also have greater broadcast responsibilities to carry out, such as providing multiple interviews with managers and players.

If they broke away, wouldn't the Premier League suddenly become that bit more competitive - instead of fourteen clubs looking no higher than seventh place, it could be fourteen, plus say the top four from the Championship in a new 18-team league with practically all of them harbouring title ambitions every August.

There are plenty of chances to score points, but what players should you target to get your team a large points haul?

Premier League clubs now receive around £39m each per season from a tranche of overseas rights deals worth a total of £3bn for the three-year cycle from 2016 to 2019.

Check out the Box to Box Podcast for live reaction from Lisbon, as Manchester United visits Benfica in Group A Champions League action.

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