LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 05: James Milner of Liverpool celebrates after scoring his team's second goal during the Premier League match between Liverpool FC and Leicester City at Anfield on October 05, 2019 in Liverpool, United Kingdom. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

The highlights and lowlights after a busy round eight.

Winners

Tammy Abraham

Abraham was touted as a future star for several years, now he is finally delivering for Chelsea. This season he has appeared in every league game for the Blues and scored eight goals to be level with Sergio Aguero in the race for the Golden Boot so far.

In Chelsea’s 5-2 win over Wolves in September he scored a hattrick followed by an own goal and became the youngest player to score a hattrick for Chelsea in the Premier League era.

He followed that up with his first Champions League goal in a 2-1 win over Lille at the start of October. After representing England’s senior team against Germany and Brazil in friendlies back in 2017 Abraham was still eligible for Nigeria but that is set to be put to rest with his call up to the England squad for Euro 2020 qualifying this week.

Liverpool

The European champions are still dominant eight games into the season with eight wins and 20 goals scored to six conceded.

If they keep this up they won’t be worrying about getting their hands on the title this year, they are eight points clear of Manchester City who have fallen to two surprise defeats. Jurgen Klopp has reshaped the team since he took over and made them into a force to be reckoned with.

As expected Mane, Salah and Firmino lead their scoring with five, four and three goals in the league respectively. This season will mark 30 years since Liverpool last won the Premier League, maybe its time again?

 

Losers

Tottenham

Spurs are in shocking form, picking up just three wins in eight games, not to mention their results in other competitions. Manager Mauricio Pochettino is coming under fire along with the players as they sit in 9th place and still haven’t won away from home.

Coming off 15 wins in their opening 20 games Tottenham have lost 16 games in all competitions since the start of 2019. Their next three EPL games see them take on struggling Watford, soaring Liverpool and a disappointing Everton side.

At this point a point seems the be the best Spurs could hope to salvage off Liverpool if they’re lucky but they will need to pick up six from the other two matches or the board may start to reconsider their faith in Pochettino.

Everton

Not one of the big teams or a one who draws too much attention for not being at the top of the table but they are losers on this list for a reason. Everton sit in 18th place, balanced with Southampton for the last relegation place with two wins, one draw and five losses and six goals scored to 13 conceded.

This comes after spending the equivalent of almost $363.5 million on transfers, only exceeded by Manchester United and Arsenal. They have brought in the likes of Andre Gomes (5 appearances), Fabian Delph (5 appearances), Moise Kean (8 appearances, 1 assist) and Alex Iwobi (6 appearances, 1 goal).

The last time they suffered four league losses in a row was back in 2015, this time though there was one top team among the four victors.