Five Things We Learned: Premier League Matchday 27

United's new hero

Manchester United have been under the microscope more than ever before this season, with many performances breaching on unimaginably poor. Players throughout the squad have not just failed to carry their weight, but have actually made things tougher for anyone on the pitch, such as Andreas Pereira.

Now, however, after the year-long pursuit of Bruno Fernandes, United have their man and have him in stellar form already. So far, the midfielder has earned a Man of the Match award for his debut against Wolverhampton Wanderers, two assists and a goal; not bad for just three starts.

Already the 25-year-old has transformed the club's attacking presence, with defence-splitting passes, gobsmacking creativity and almost every time he touches the ball there is expectation of brilliance.

Time will tell if Paul Pogba will stay at United, but as of now, it seems the fans have a new hero already and perhaps don't even need the Frenchman anymore.

After their 3-0 win over Watford, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side are 1/1 with Sky Bet to finish inside the top five.

Record-equalling Liverpool have just four games left

Liverpool came back from 2-1 down to win 3-2 against West Ham United in what can only be described as a 'win of champions', both metaphorically and statistically. After the impressive, resilient win, the Reds have equalled Manchester City's record of 18 wins in a row in the Premier League and can win the league in the next few weeks.

Considering they equalled a record set by City during a period where they were labelled as the best ever, maybe now we have to consider Liverpool in the same category. And, considering it is Watford, Bournemouth and Everton up next for them, they will most likely obliterate the Citizens' record.

Now, Jurgen Klopp's men have just four games left if they want to win the Premier League title for the first-ever time. However, should City drop points, there is a chance that the Reds can make history in the most beautiful fashion imaginable by clinching the title at Goodison Park or the Etihad.

As of now, things are complicated in this aspect with champions' League Cup final this weekend and the FA Cup, which could result in a replay. Either way, Liverpool have one hand and four fingers on the trophy and could perhaps win it down the road at Everton or nab it off City right in front of them.

After their win over the Hammers, Liverpool are 11/4 with Sky Bet to go unbeaten in the Premier League.

Chelsea ruin Mourinho's return

Jose Mourinho's returns to Stamford Bridge down the years have not been very glamorous, both in his own results and in the atmosphere that greets him. Now, at Tottenham Hotspur, the Chelsea fans were able to laugh even harder, having beaten their ex-manager as United boss and Spurs gaffer.

Not just was it a huge result for the Blues in ensuring Champions League football, it was also equally as massive in pushing Mourinho's current side further away from doing so. As of now, Spurs are in sixth, one point of fifth and four off fourth.

It is important to remember that Champions League football can be secured via fifth, should City's ban not be overturned. So, it's not all over for Mourinho and it's not even close to being finished yet. However, his return to the Bridge was once again a nightmare and the Lilywhites' European hopes have taken a hit as a result.

After the result, Spurs have moved to 7/4 with Sky Bet to finish inside the top five.

Arsenal find themselves, Everton finally show heart

If the fixture between Arsenal and Everton took place sometime in 2019, it would have been very different from the hard-fought, intense battle we saw this past weekend.

Previously under Unai Emery and Marco Silva, respectively, the two sides have shown little heart and had debatable qualities throughout the pitch. Now, with Carlo Ancelotti at Everton and Mikel Arteta with the Gunners, both sides finally showed commitment to the three points and strong abilities in doing so.

Arsenal were 3-2 winners in the fixture, but both sides showed they could be on the road to a late challenge for the European spots after such a disastrous start. Indeed, it might be too little too late for either side, but at the very least, Everton and Arsenal have both made positive moves in the mental aspect. Naturally, the form will follow.

To achieve a top-five finish, Arsenal are 13/2 and Everton are 16/1 with Sky Bet.

West Ham thrown right in the mix

If you had thought around Septemeber time that West Ham would be staring in the face of relegation, it would have been a very bold statement. After eight matches in the Premier League, the Hammers were seemingly in a fight for Europe with in-form players such as Sebastien Haller and Andriy Yarmolenko.

Now, Haller has scored just twice since matchday eight, Manuel Pellegrini has gone, and the form throughout the squad has been frightening for every West Ham supporter. Now, with David Moyes at the helm, the club have not progressed from the torrid Pellegrini days and are now winless in all competitions since their victory over Gillingham in the FA Cup third round on January 5.

Moyes' men are now in the relegation zone and, thankfully for them, are only a point from safety because of Southampton's win over Aston Villa. Up next for the Hammers is the Saints who have been no easy game lately. After this, West Ham clash in incredibly tough games against Arsenal, Wolves, Spurs and Chelsea one after another, and as a result, could well have one foot in the Championship afterwards.

After losing to Liverpool, West Ham are now 6/5 with Sky Bet to be relegated.

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