Winners And Losers: Premier League Gameweek 15

Winners And Losers: Premier League Gameweek 15

It was quite a week in another epic round of Premier League football as the goals poured in, narratives grew stronger, and some new faces lit up the league while others departed. Here are our Winners and Losers from gameweek 15 of the 2022/23 PL season.

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Mikel Arteta

The build up to Chelsea vs Arsenal was a mixture of a lot of things, but Mikel Arteta vs Aubameyang was one of the key themes before kickoff. As Gabriel scored the only goal of the match, he went right up to Aubameyang’s face before celebrating with his teammates.

After the match, he cheekily tweeted “NOTHING PERSONAL .. LONDON IS RED” as a retort to his former teammate’s pre-match promo where he said, “Arsenal, nothing personal. I’m back, I’m blue, I’m ready. Let’s go.”

Undoubtedly, Arteta had the last laugh. Not only has his decision to let their club captain at the time leave for free been vindicated, but his side also outperformed Chelsea on the field in every department to keep the Gunners on top of the table and establish themselves as real title contenders.


Leeds have had a topsy-turvy season so far. After starting the season well with 7 points in 3 games, they suddenly found themselves without a win in 8, until their last-minute 2-1 win against Liverpool the previous week.

Late winners always have a way of galvanizing a squad, and their nail-biting 4-3 win against Bournemouth will have also done them a world of good.

Youngster Summerville turned out to be the unlikely hero in both games, giving Marsch fresh options in attack. With back-to-back wins, they now suddenly find themselves in 12th place, having played a game lesser than every single team below them.

Roberto De Zerbi

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De Zerbi vs Graham Potter Brighton Premier League 2022/23 Analysis

As seen in the above chart, De Zerbi’s Brighton have outperformed Potter’s Brighton this season in almost all metrics bar a couple of the defensive ones and GCA. In his short stay so far, the young Italian manager has impressed.

Despite De Zerbi starting well with a point at Liverpool in that pulsating 3-3 draw, Brighton could get only 1 point out of their next 4, although 2 of those games were against Spurs and Man City.

However, the Seagulls quickly bounced back with a resounding win against Chelsea and then 10 man Wolves to claw their way back to 6th in the table. After some doubts as to whether Brighton could still do well without Potter, De Zerbi seems to be proving the doubters wrong in style.


Ralph Hassenhutl

The Premier League sees another managerial casualty, as Southampton announced the sacking of Ralph Hassenhutl on Monday. The Austrian has been sacked at the back of a 4-1 thumping to Newcastle, with just 1 win in their last 9 leaving the Saints in the drop zone.

Despite some memorable results in his 4 years at St. Mary’s against the likes of Liverpool and Chelsea, it’s the heavy 9-0 losses to Leicester and United that will still linger on in the minds of Southampton fans, with no obvious progress.

It was once thought that the Austrian would even be in the reckoning for some of the top jobs, but he will need to reestablish himself again to bear any such hopes.


Chelsea are always just a couple of losses away from a crisis, and that’s exactly the case at Stamford Bridge right now. After Graham Potter’s steady and unbeaten start, his side have lost 2 league games on the bounce, leaving the West London club winless in 4 and in 7th place.

The drab 1-0 loss against Arsenal was probably a stark and brutal reminder to Chelsea fans as to where both the London clubs are in terms of their development. Arsenal played most of the football, while Chelsea were devoid of quality, ideas, and any vision on their own turf.

This is a new era for the Blues under Potter, & fans must learn to be patient as success will not come as easy as it did before. Will the fans subscribe to this un-Chelsea-like long-term project? Only time will tell.


Spurs might still be in 4th place in the league and through to the round of 16 of the Champions League. But it hasn’t been smooth sailing for the North London club. They barely managed to get through the group stages in Europe, and even their league form of late hasn’t been great.

A loss this week to Liverpool at home means that Spurs have not beaten any big six opposition this season. Moreover, their recent form against lesser opposition hasn’t been too great either, with Conte’s side having lost 3 out of their last 4 in the league.

There have been some murmurs in recent weeks from the Italian about transfers and “ambition” again, indicating that all is not too well at Spurs.

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