I had a lot of fun watching this week's matches in the EPL. Here are my takeaways!
Liverpool need to defend better
The most exciting match of the week was no doubt the 5-4 thrilled between Liverpool and Norwich. Liverpool came from behind multiple times in this one, scoring at the last kick of the match to take it 5-4. From a neutral standpoint, it was a terrific match, but both managers will be ashamed at their defenders. It was absolutely shambolic. Jurgen Klopp is known to be an attacking manager, but he needs to sort out his defense if Liverpool want to finish in a high position this season. They got away with one here.
Villa not done quite yet
Aston Villa recorded their fifth consecutive match without a loss, moving them to 13 points. They are still 9 points from safety, but this is a very encouraging run of form for Remi Garde's men as they attempt to claw their way out of the basement. They will need to start piling up some more points in the next few weeks but it looks like a team that everyone had marked as relegated will put up a real fight before the season has its last laugh.
Title race remains wide open
Thanks to City's slip-up at West Ham and Per Mertesaker's foolish challenge on Diego Costa that got him sent off and gave Arsenal a mountain to climb vs. Chelsea, Leicester City return to the top of the table after their 3-0 drubbing of Stoke. No one seems to really believe that they can finish the season atop the table, but with City and Arsenal continuing to drop points, Leicester may just have a chance. And don't count out Spurs, who beat a struggling Palace side 3-1 to stay in the hunt. They may have the best form of any team in the league right now and I would not sleep on their title chances. Oh - and look out for that boy Dele Alli, who scored what will surely go down as the goal of the season. An absolute STUNNER!