Premier League Matchday 31 Review – Congratulations Liverpool

Liverpool Win Premier League
Trent Alexander-Arnold led Liverpool to a 4-0 win over Crystal Palace

There is nothing other to say after Matchday 31 in the Premier League, than a huge congratulations to Liverpool.

What an outstanding achievement it is for Liverpool to have the Premier League title won with 7 matches to still to play.

And that’s a Premier League with the same Manchester City in, who picked up 100 and 98 points over the past 2 seasons. It’s stunning stuff from Klopp’s team.

As mentioned on BT Sport in the aftermath of Chelsea’s 2-1 win over City, by and large it’s a young Liverpool team that still has plenty in the tank.

Premier League Matchday 31 Review
Premier League Matchday 31 Review – Chelsea beat Man City 2-1 to hand Liverpool the title

That said, I think it will be pretty difficult, maybe near on impossible to replicate the 31 match run Liverpool have had this season.

A remarkable 31 matches in the Premier League for Liverpool

Liverpool have dropped only 7 points in 31 matches, that is just ridiculous. Surely it’s a feat we won’t see too often. Certainly not 2 years running? I stand to be corrected there though!

Anyway, Thursday’s action on the pitch saw a huge win for Frank Lampard and Chelsea.

It puts Lampard’s Blues in with a great chance of overhauling Leicester and finishing 3rd in this season’s Premier League. A major over achievement given how little was expected from Lampard’s team at the start of the season.


The aforementioned Leiecester City seem to have hit the buffers lately. They had stuttered pre lock down, and little has changed since the restart. From their two matches back, Leicester have just 2 points.

And that’s just 1 win in their last 7 Premier League matches. It seems Brendan Rodgers’ team are in danger of blowing up just at the wrong time.

Also going against Leicester, is Manchester United and Wolves are both putting together good runs of form. Luckily for the Foxes. they have a have 5 point cushion over both of those teams. And at this stage of the season, that might be enough.

Should I be shocked at wins for Spurs and Arsenal? Not Spurs, who only beat West Ham, but Arsenal managing a good 2-0 win over Southampton did surprise me.

As for Sheffield United, it looks like their bubble may have finally burst. That’s 1 point from 9 since the resumption, and they now have both Arsenal and Crystal Palace breathing down their neck.

The fight to avoid the drop

Down at the bottom, and only Brighton and Aston Villa got anything from Matchday 31. Both picked up a decent point apiece away at Leicester and Newcastle respectively.

There was more misery for Norwich, Bournemouth, West Ham and Watford, who all lost in disappointing fashion.

Watford and Bournemouth both have the easier looking fixtures on paper for Matchday 32. The Hornets entertain Southampton at Vicarage Road on Sunday, with Eddie Howe’s Bournemouth welcoming Newcastle to the Vitality Stadium on Wednesday.

Their fellow relegation candidates all have far trickier looking fixtures on paper.

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