Football is not mathematics, you can’t predict the outcome of a title race or game. Anything can happen, but sometimes, it’s better to be sure than leave everything to chance, and doing that means winning every winnable game. Take up as many points as you’re presented with, and keep going. We did that last season, and it worked wonders for us.
With 5 games played this term, we’ve won 3, drawn 1, and lost 1. That means we have 10 points in total from a possible 15. What makes the situation even more concerning is that we lost points we could easily have gained. Losing to Burnley for example was not expected. It should not have happened, but it did.
On Sunday, against Arsenal, we threw away a chance to keep up with the Manchester Clubs by drawing the game. The result favors the Gunners because they’re not title contenders, but it has increased the gap to three points.
If you’re going to drop points, make sure your rivals are doing the same, otherwise, you might suffer for it. We’ll be playing Manchester City on the 30th after our upcoming fixture against Stoke. If we lose or draw the game, we might fall further behind. We can’t allow that happen.
We’re still very active in all four competitions, and we have a genuine chance of winning all of them, but not we need to up our game and add a bit more bite to our attack. We need to score more, and we need to play better.
Our core appears solid as a team, but there’s yet a missing element; we need better teeth in the opposition half. Failure to rediscover that magic will not bode well for us eventually.