The English Premier League matchday 28 was full of surprises as Liverpool lost to relegation-threatened Watford while Chelsea was held by AFC Bournemouth.
Here are the main talking points from the action.
Liverpool Facing A Test Of Character
Liverpool lost their first league match in more than a year in humbling fashion. The league leaders and European Champions lost 3-0 away to Watford to kill any hopes they had of winning the league unbeaten.
The loss put the players’ character in the limelight. How they respond to their first defeat in 44 league outings will be the true measure of just how good Jurgen Klopp’s team is.
Top Four Race Up For Grabs
For the second matchday in a row, many of the teams battling to finish in the top four this season dropped points. Chelsea was held by Bournemouth, Everton drew with Manchester United while Tottenham Hotspur lost at home to Wolves.
The result means that the gap between 4th and ninth in the table is a mere five points. It really is up for grabs just like it was last season.
West Ham Keep Hopes Alive
Westham moved out of the relegation zone with a morale-boosting 3-1 win over in-form Southampton. The Hammers are however not safe from relegation and are level on points with Bournemouth in 18th place.
David Moyes’s side now has control of their destiny and it will be interesting to see where they go from here.
Leicester City in worrying form
Leicester City has just two wins in the last ten matches in all competitions. The latest was a 1-0 loss to bottom-placed Norwich City. Brendan Rodgers and his side looked certain for Champions League qualification for next season but the latest run of results has left that in doubt.
They are currently just five points above Chelsea in fourth place and seven ahead of Manchester United in sixth.