Everything is relative in the Premier League. What is bad for some teams would be positively wonderful for others. Just look at Liverpool and Swansea.
When Pep Guardiola announced that he was taking over at Manchester City some pundits eulogised about how much the former Barcelona and Bayern Munich manager would teach his peers in the Premier League.
With an hour gone of Arsenal’s game against Bournemouth at Dean Court it looked as though the Gunners’ season was once again unravelling. At 3-0 down in a game they were favourites to win, the disillusioned look on Arsene Wenger’s face said it all.
When Tottenham to put an end to Chelsea’s incredible run of wins, Antonio Conte’s job was simple. He had to lift the morale of his players and ensure that one defeat did not derail their title challenge. He’s clearly done a good job in that regard.
The season may only be four events old but the European Tour has already visited three different continents. The long-haul travelling continues this week as some of the biggest names in golf make the trip to the UAE for the start of the Desert Swing and the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship.