Premier League Gameweek 4: Cheers And Jeers

Here’s a look back at the good, the bad, and the ugly from week four of the Premier League.


  1. Phil Jones: Jones moved outside to right back and showed that he is a force to be reckoned with, at that position as well.
  2. Stoke City:  They played determined defense throughout the match and took three points against Liverpool.
  3. Arsenal: It wasn’t convincing, but Arsenal gets one in the win column.
  4. Sergio Aguero: He is making it look easy to come and play in the Premier League.
  5. Tottenham:  It’s possible that the Luka Modric hangover is over.
  6. Stiliyan Petrov:  His right footed smash from outside the area is on the short list for goal of the year.
  7. Daniel Sturridge: Hopefully, Torres was taking notes on how it is supposed to be done.
  8. Wayne Rooney: Back to back hat tricks, eight goals in four games. Has he wrapped up the player of the year award already?
  9. I have given this product many jeers so far this season, but this weekend fans finally got what they paid for.
  10. The international break is over: With all the European Leagues open for play and the Champions League kicking off, it’s a good time to be a football fan.


  1. Danny Graham: Swansea’s loss can’t be blamed solely on his shoulders, but the Swansea fans wished he would have knocked home one into the wide-open goal late against Arsenal.
  2. Luis Suarez: Strikers go through good streaks and bad streaks. Right now he just can’t seem to find the back of the net.
  3. Kevin Davies: He was lucky to escape a red card after his harsh tackle injured Tom Cleverley.
  4. Ritchie de Laet:  His defensive miscue led to West Brom’s only goal in a win over Norwich.
  5. Michel Vorm: Swansea needs to play perfect football against teams like Arsenal. But the goalie’s error gave the Gunners a gift goal.
  6. Bolton:  They picked a bad week to stop playing defense.
  7. Carlos Tevez:  His penalty miss summed up his performance on Saturday.
  8. Wigan:  It appears that Wigan is coming back to earth.
  9. Queens Park Rangers: Four matches, one goal.  They will need to learn how to finish to avoid relegation.

7 thoughts on “Premier League Gameweek 4: Cheers And Jeers”

  1. Wow. What is your problem with Luis Suarez?? For two weeks in a row he’s gotten a ridiculous jeer.

    “Right now he just can’t seem to find the back of the net.”


    He has scored 2 goals in 4 league games. (Add the cup game against Exeter, and that makes 3 in 5.) IN WHAT WORLD is that worthy of a jeer? At any rate, I’m not sure 2 games is enough to qualify as “a bad streak.” Especially, when he put in MOTM performances in both of those games. Besides, only the most superficial analysis judges games and players by goals and scorelines alone. Try actually watching a game. Case in point: The 1-0 loss to Stoke was a MUCH better performance than the 2-0 win at Arsenal (speaking of the team as a whole, and not just Suarez). Sometimes results lie.

    And sometimes bloggers don’t know what the hell they are talking about.

  2. Did you even watch the QPR game? They played great with five new players in the team and definitely deserved a cheer. Also, not scoring in two games hardly counts as a drought for Suarez

    1. I think QPR played well that game. But to be fair it was neither a cheer or a jeer. But the new squad looks really great! Give it a little more time. This will be Barton’s year.

    1. Nick, if you think you can do better, feel free to send in an article for consideration to thegaffer[at]epltalk[dot]com

      The Gaffer

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