Winners And Losers: Premier League Gameweek 11

Winners And Losers: Premier League Gameweek 11

Despite it being a relatively low scoring week, there was still plenty of drama in the Premier League. With less than 2 days until the next gameweek, let’s jump right in and look at the winners and losers from gameweek 11.

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Ivan Toney

Is Toney possibly the best penalty taker in the league right now? As his immaculate record from the spot continues, so does his record in front of goal. He’s currently the 3rd highest goalscorer in the league after bagging a brace against Brighton to take his tally to 8 for the season.

The Brentford striker is in the form of his life and is raising questions once more as to whether he should be taken to the World Cup in 4 weeks’ time. However, based on the evidence of the last international break, it seems unlikely. But as the Bees front-man keeps scoring, the question still remains, “Are you watching, Southgate?”.


This has the makings to be one of the greatest redemption acts of all time. Ridiculed 2 seasons ago because of his price tag and all the errors that followed, Kepa’s turnaround story has been tremendous to watch. After a scintillating display at Villa Park, he is a clear winner this week. He made save after save, stunning ones at that, as he managed to somehow stop Villa from scoring to keep Chelsea’s winning run intact.

Potter has trusted Kepa to be Chelsea’s number 1 for the time being, and the Spaniard is firmly cementing his place in the side ahead of Mendy. His distribution on the ball has been great as well, adding to his value. For his and Chelsea fans’ sake, long may the remontada continue.

The Premier League

Let’s face it, the PL was the biggest winner at the end of gameweek 11. The Liverpool-City game started with the backdrop of Klopp’s controversial comments over the week about how “nobody can compete with City” because of their financial muscle. It was bound to be a feisty affair, and you’re damn right it was.

A goal ruled out due to VAR, Pep’s infuriated reaction post that, Salah inevitably scoring the winner, Klopp’s sending off towards the end, and the gap between City and the rest reduced by just 1 point – the script was too good for this game. The Citizens were the only unbeaten side in the league, but now they are mortal again. Maybe, just maybe, this could mark the beginning of an exciting title race.


Patrick Bamford

Whatever happened to the 2020/21 Bamford who silenced all his doubters by bagging 17 goals that season? To answer it shortly, injuries. But there seems to have been a longer term consequence to that – a subsequent loss of form and confidence, as evident by his woeful penalty miss against Arsenal.

Bamford, who is goalless this campaign has now scored just 2 goals since the start of last season, playing just 854 minutes since then. Bamford’s absence has also affected Leeds, as they have failed to hit the heights of 2 seasons ago. But even though he’s now back, he’s still unable to find his purple patch. The longer this dry spell continues, the closer he will inch towards being a ‘one season wonder’.


A club that used to be steady and always away from the relegation zone, now find themselves constantly teetering in and out of the bottom 3. Hassenhutl has done a decent job so far, but he is coming under fire now with the Saints winless in 5. However the Austrian can only do so much, with the club losing key players in successive seasons derailing any hopes of a bid to progress in the league.

Despite procuring talented youngsters, they have still not managed to replace Ings, and a lack of quality in attack has seen them only score a paltry 9 goals so far. If they don’t address key issues during the World Cup break and the January window, Southampton could find themselves in deep trouble and in the midst of the relegation dogfight.

Aston Villa

“We have not seen improvement in results”, said Villa CEO Christian Purslow when they sacked Dean Smith to appoint Gerrard as manager. Almost a year later, there seems to have been no improvement in results. Despite playing well against Chelsea, they still somehow managed to lose, plummeting to 16th in the table.

A mistake by Mings and a stunning free kick from Mount left Villa Park frustrated once again, as an air of negativity swarmed the stadium. The club had budgeted for a top 8 finish, but they are reeling at 16th, not knowing if Gerrard is the right man or not. Villa are at a crossroads, and not a good one at that.

Also read: Winners and Losers: Premier League Gameweek 10

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