The Merseyside club endured a turbulent last season under Sam Allardyce when the club failed to impress time and time again. This season though the Marco Silva controversy culminated with Everton finally getting their man. And after a stuttering start including an embarrassing defeat against West Ham, Marco Silva is now showing why Everton were so keen on signing him and also why he, himself, stressed on bringing in Richarlison. The Brazilian has been in inspired form this season so far and has been prominent in Everton’s revival. GylfiSiggurdsson too has been in fine form. The club fell to an unfortunate defeat against Liverpool last weekend but that in no way takes away the fine game they played overall. Everton currently sit on the 6th position and if their current form continues, they could well look to cement that position.
Brighton are reaping the fruits of sticking with Chris Hughton despite an underwhelming campaign last season. Brighton have become the club capable of causing an upset every now and then. The club embarrassed Manchester United in the beginning of this season and while the rest of the season is yet to match that feat, Seagulls have done remarkably well to stay away from the relegation battle thus far. Veteran striker Glen Murray has been a key figure and will continue to be the same as Seagulls look to continue their stay in the top flight.
3) Tottenham Hotspurs
Spurs suffered an early set back in their pursuit of title challenge with some underwhelming performances against Liverpool and City as well as Watford early in the season. Credits to them though, they have seemingly rediscovered their best form with a fine win against rivals Chelsea and then following it up with a decisive win against Inter. Against Arsenal, they were poor but the bigger picture is that Spurs continue to grow under Poch. The only real criticism is that Poch is often making too many changes with his side making them uncomfortable and not giving them the proper time to gel together. With Son’s resurgence, Spurs will be hoping to finally get their game going this season.
Barring an embarrassing defeat against Red Star, Liverpool have been supremely competitive this season. It feels like it was only yesterday that Klopp was unveiled as Reds’ manager. The club have since transformed massively and it is hard to decipher that it was the work of many years. Liverpool look a lot assured than they were couple of seasons ago. Despite their famed front three yet to find their best form this season, the club have shown the necessary resilience to still find a way to win three points. They deserve great credit for keeping pace with City despite not being at their fluid best.
After two defeats in opening games against City and Chelsea, it looked it would be a case of same old same old at Arsenal. However, the Gunners now travel to Old Trafford this week looking to extend their 19 game winning streak. They were largely the better team against Spurs and looked so much like the Arsenal everybody wants to see. Emery has his team firing on all cylinders and suddenly the Gunners look like a real top four contender.