Top 10 conclusions Premier League weekend 2-3 May
1. Defeats for the bottom eight (excluding Hull who play tonight). Does anyone actually want to stay in this division?!
2. Portsmouth’s defenders were obviously doing their bit to prevent the spread of swine flu by giving quarantined Carlos Vela plenty of room to fire home Arsenal’s third goal.
3. Chelsea should try 4-4-2 more often. The Nicolas Anelka, Didier Drogba and Florent Malouda link-up play was some of the best-looking attacking play the Blues have had since the Mourinho days.
4. Ryan Giggs could be PFA Player of the Year again next year if he plays against a midfield like Middlesbrough’s every week.
6. It was very nice of David James to give misfiring Nicklas Bendtner a much-needed confidence boost. The Portsmouth keeper almost made it look like he had tried to save the Arsenal striker’s header.
7. Congratulations to Diego Tristan. His free-kick against Stoke was the first significant thing he has done on a football pitch since about 2003.
8. A comfortable win for Manchester City, and goal for Robinho and Elano. It’s amazing what a difference a few degrees centigrade can make.
9. Good to see Joseph Barton back doing what he does best…
10. El-Hadji Diouf’s penalty was absolutely dire. Not only did his weak effort get saved, he was the first to the rebound and still didn’t score. Luckily for Blackburn, Keith Andrews was on hand to bundle in a consolation goal.
do are ya malouda