Manchester United came from behind to pick up all three points in injury time against Bournemouth on Saturday, cementing their name as one of this seasons comeback kings.
5. Bournemouth – four points from losing positions
Eddie Howe’s Bournemouth side have shown a good propensity to fight back in games when they concede first. The Cherries have fallen behind in five of their 11 league games but have managed to come away with points 40% of the time – five games, one win, one draw, three defeats.
On August 18, they went behind after 33 minutes to West Ham (Marko Arnautovic pen) but scored two second-half goals (Callum Wilson 60’, Steve Cook 66’) to turn the game on its head at the London Stadium.
A week later, they found themselves 2-0 down after 66 minutes (Theo Walcott 56’, Michael Keane 66’) but rallied back through Joshua King (pen 75’) and Nathan Ake (79’) to take a point at Dean Court.
Bournemouth have had a bright start to the season, currently sitting sixth in the table with 20 points from 11 games, having lost their first game in five on Saturday.
4. Chelsea – four points from losing positions
Maurizio Sarri’s Chelsea side have only fallen behind twice this season but they remain unbeaten in the Premier League, winning one and drawing one of the two games where their opponent scored first. They are now bookmakers’ third favorites for the Premier league title behind Liverpool and Manchester City. Football betting tips for every match are listed on OLBG.com’s football pages and we advise keen punters to have a look at the different odds and tips.
On September 15, Cardiff City took the lead at Stamford Bridge through Sol Bamba (16’) but Chelsea responded with an Eden Hazard hat-trick (37’, 43’, 80’) and Willian (83’) to earn a big win.
On October 20, the Blues found themselves 2-1 down at home to Manchester United, courtesy of an Anthony Martial brace (55’, 73’) after Antonio Rudiger had given Chelsea the lead in the 21st minute. Ross Barkley scored in the 96th minute to earn them a point.
Chelsea have started the season very well (27 points) and find themselves second in the table, two points off leaders Manchester City.
3. Leicester City – seven points from losing positions
Claude Puel’s Leicester City side have fallen behind in the league on eight occasions this season but have still picked up seven points from losing positions.
On August 25, the Foxes fell behind to Southampton (Ryan Bertrand 52’) but recovered through Demarai Gray (56’) and Harry Maguire (92’) to earn the win.
On September 22, Leicester went behind at home to Huddersfield (Zanka 5’) but turned the game around with three goals from Kelechi Iheanacho (19’), James Maddison (66’) and Jamie Vardy (75’).
On October 27, West Ham took the lead at Leicester (Fabian Balbuena 30’) but couldn’t hold on as Wilfried Ndidi (89’) struck late to earn City a point.
2. Manchester United – seven points from losing positions
Manchester United were renowned for comebacks under former manager Sir Alex Ferguson and it appears they’re repeating history with Jose Mourinho, taking seven points from the six games they’ve fallen behind in.
On October 6, Newcastle took a 2-0 lead at Old Trafford (Kenedy 7’, Yoshinori Muto 10’) but couldn’t hold on as the home side responded well through Juan Mata (70’), Anthony Martial (76’) and Alexis Sanchez (90’) to earn the win.
On October 20, United’s meeting with Chelsea saw both sides go behind during the match and come away with a point.
On Saturday, Bournemouth took the lead through Callum Wilson (11’) but United pegged them back through Anthony Martial (35’) and Marcus Rashford (92’) at the death.
1. Arsenal – eight points from losing positions
Unai Emery’s Arsenal side are the undisputed comeback kings this season, falling behind on six occasions but picking up eight points in the process.
On August 25, Arsenal fell behind to West Ham (Marko Arnautovic 25’) but recovered through Nacho Monreal (30’), an Issa Diop own goal (70’) and Danny Welbeck (92’) to earn all three points.
On October 22, Leicester took the lead against the Gunners (Hector Bellerin own goal 31’) but fell to three goals from Mesut Ozil (45’), Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (63’, 66’) as Arsenal ran out 3-1 winners.
On October 28, Arsenal fell behind to Crystal Palace (Luka Milivojevic 45’) but turned the game around through Granit Xhaka (51’) and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (56’). They drew the game 2-2, however.
On Saturday, Liverpool took the lead against Arsenal (James Milner 61’) but Alexandre Lacazette penned them back in the 82 minute to earn the home side a draw.