Another Premier League weekend has gone by and with so much action going about it often is hard to keep a lid on certain things which are part of the game, if anything this weekend can be called as the “Referee gaffes” weekend. Jose Mourinho continued his rant about his team being victims of a bigger conspiracy than the illuminati while Ronald Koeman will feel that Kevin Friend was best pals with Brendan Rodgers after not giving at least one of three major calls in Southampton’s favour. Chelsea drew with Burnley and Manchester City took this early Easter present by demolishing a woeful Newcastle side 5-0.
The Premier League might be hitting its final stretch and here are the talking points from the 26th week of the Premier League:
1. The race for the title swings again
Call it a conspiracy or not but Chelsea should have defeated Burnley easily, no matter what people say about the horrendous tackle by Ashley Barnes on Nemanja Matic and the reaction of Matic post the tackle, Chelsea are a better team and have better players, so beating the Ginger Mourinho should have been a cinch for the Blues. Instead they laboured, possibly by the midweek European game against PSG where they did park the bus, incorrectly, off the field.
Manchester City absolutely demolished a horrible Newcastle side but the bigger question is will Manchester City be able to cope with not only a midweek European tie against Barcelona but they face a resurgent Liverpool team at Anfield on Sunday, the title race could swing once again in Chelsea’s favour after the next weekend.