In their change kit Maurizio Sarri’s side were as yellow as mustard but without the bite. Tonked 3-0 at Tottenham the Blues were totally out-classed, out-thought and out-played.
As bad as players were on the pitch, Sarri was as terrible off it with his tactics stinking out the place.
In N’Golo Kante they possess the best defensive midfielder in the world yet he was played on the right with Jorginho sitting.
Olivier Giroud gets the best out of talisman Eden Hazard yet he was dropped for Alvaro Morata who is so inept he could fall up a tree.
And it was not the first time David Luiz has endured a humbling in a yellow shirt – who can forget Brazil 1 Germany 7?
Tottenham on the other hand played their best football of the season with Dele Alli and Harry Kane scoring inside 16 minutes before Son Heung-min added a superb third – albeit one where Luiz’s phantom tackle reminded me of a ghost I once saw!
LIVERPOOL’S front three are looking more bright and zippy than the cast of Rainbow.
The trio just love to play Watford with Mo Salah grabbing his sixth goal in three games against them; Sadio Mane now has three in four matches and Roberto Firmino five in seven.
A 3-0 victory kept Jurgen Klopp’s side unbeaten in the league with a tasty derby with Everton up next – and the Toffees would dearly love to destroy the Reds’ impressive run.
In most seasons, in most eras, this Liverpool side would be pretty confident of winning the title – unfortunately for them the best Manchester City side EVER is standing in their way.
Their 4-0 win at West Ham was over as a contest after just 34 minutes when two-goal Leroy Sane added to David Silva and Raheem Sterling efforts. It was embarrassingly easy for Pep Guardiola’s side.
And the scary thing is City could conceivably be the only side to match Arsenal’s Invincibles of 2003-04 in going an entire Premier League season unbeaten.
The January 3 clash with nearest challengers Liverpool at the Etihad will be make or break – lose and the Reds’ glimmer of hope becomes a slightly bigger shard. Avoid defeat and they may as well hand them the trophy there and then.
Remember when it was the red half of Manchester that dominated leagues? Well that’s ancient history now and even Jose Mourinho’s main objective of making the top four is looking increasingly unlikely.
Another dour 0-0, this time against a Crystal Palace side that picked up at point at Old Trafford for the first time since 1989, sees the Red Devils rooted in seventh place – seven points behind fourth-placed Chelsea and 14 off neighbours City.
Jose has stopped playing with his new Eric Bailly, Fred and Alexis Sanchez-shaped toys and is demanding more expensive gadgets in January, while moaning his players have “no heart”.
At the age of 29 and with extensive Premier League experience, Sanchez was expected to hit the ground running. Since his debut on January 31, he has scored the same amount of Premier League goals as centre-back Chris Smalling (4). It’s a terrible return on half a million quid a week.
He was granted half hour from the bench against Palace and contributed nothing – mind you neither did Paul Pogba, Romelu Lukaku, Anthony Martial, Juan Mata, Jesse Lingard, Ashley Young or Nemanja Matic.
Battling United for a European place are Arsenal, who triumphed 2-1 at Bournemouth and how Mourinho must wish for a potent hitman like Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang who nabbed the winner.
The Gabon striker is joint top of the league’s scoring charts with Sergio Aguero (8) and is hotter than Qatari tarmac, while Lukaku has not found the target in 11 club matches.
AND finally a Real Madrid team costing around €350million were smashed 3-0 by an Eibar side cobbled together for €16m.
The scoreline did not flatter the Basque outfit and the result leaves European champions Real languishing in sixth.
Sergio Ramos looked 32 going on 62, Luka Modric had possibly the worst game of his life and Gareth Bale once again failed to fill the big boots of the departed Cristiano Ronaldo.
For a man with so much experience, Bale sometimes appears wetter than a weekend in Atlantis, and the patience of fans has virtually run out – it won’t be long until they demand a new hero to worship.