– Relentless Leicester, Arsenal unable
The Foxes do not let go. Week after week they confirm that their place in the top 4 is not usurped and it will be damn strong to dislodge them.
On Saturday against the Gunners, they once again gave a lesson in determination, application and investment, three values at the heart of Brendan Rodgers' captivating play project.
A forgotten penalty on a foul by Matteo Guendouzi and a cross at the beginning of the second period on a Ndidi strike, had let Arsenal hope he would not come home empty handed.
But Leicester has continued to attack cleanly and with a player as effective as Jamie Vardy in the workforce, it often ends up paying.
The center forward has regained his place as top scorer in the league with 11 goals by opening the scoring 22 minutes from the end.
Seven minutes later, midfielder James Maddison, named in the England squad for next week's Euro playoffs, struck a high-class action with a shot from outside the box (2 -0.75e).
With 26 units, Leicester is one point ahead of Manchester City and relegates especially Arsenal, 6th, 9 lengths of the first four places that give access to the C1.
– Chelsea strength 6
Chelsea, which we do not stop either, also has 26 points.
Winners 2-0 in their sixth straight game against Crystal Palace, which obviously did not look better than a 0-0 at Stamford Bridge, Frank Lampard's club is only outscored by Leicester on goal difference.
After a first period rather missed by lack of rhythm, the Blues made the difference in second.
They found the fault thanks to Tammy Abraham (1-0, 52nd), for his 10th goal of the season, and Christian Pulisic who is five goals over the last three days (2-0, 79th).
"I was a little frustrated because I felt that we let the tempo fall in the first period, I felt that if we increased the tempo, the victory was within reach in this match," explained after the match Lampard, who had lined up the youngest team in club history at kick-off.
– Tottenham can not do it in the league
After taking a big step towards qualifying for the knockout round in the Champions League on Wednesday, with a 4-0 win at Belgrade Red Star, Tottenham continues to pale in the league.
After the 2-1 defeat at Liverpool and the 1-1 draw at Everton last week, this draw (1-1) with Sheffield United is the third straight game where the London club opened the scoring without pocketing the three points .
Lacking confidence, the Spurs, 12th with 14 units, make their worst start to the season for 11 years.
"I'm disappointed because when we managed to take the lead and lead 1-0 in the second half, we did not keep this advantage or score a second goal while we dominated (…) I do not know if it's annoyance or frustration, but it's not a happy feeling, "lamented coach Pochettino after the match.
Korean striker Son Heung-min, however, used the complicity of a Sheffield defender to put the ball between the goalkeeper's legs (1-0, 58th).
But after a first equalizer canceled by the VAR for a ridiculously narrow offside, the promoted, one of the real good surprises of the start of the season and now 5th in front of Arsenal to the difference in goal, returned to the score in the 78th , after a strike by George Baldock who looked more like a cross, but ended up deep down.