Jelle Vossen has lost Benteke and his team were thrashed at the weekend.
Several big clubs suffered at the weekend. Anderlecht arrived late for their match at Charleroi and throughout the game. They only started playing at 2-0 down; it finished 2-1. Second-placed Genk went to Oostende and were thrashed 4-0; Anderlecht loanees Fernando Canesin and Jordan Lukaku were instrumental in the result. Then league leaders Standard were booed off the pitch after beating Mons 1-0! The teams smiling were Zulte Waregem who moved up to second after a 3-1 home win over Mechelen and Preud’homme’s Club Brugge who won at Lokeren. Zulte are working wonders on a tiny budget.
JPL Top six: Standard Liege 37 points, Zulte Waregem 35, Club Brugge 33, Genk 32, Anderlecht 31, Lokeren 26.
JPL Leading scorers: Santini (Kortrijk), Harbaoui (Lokeren) both 11, Batshuayi (Standard) 10, Thorgan Hazard (Zulte) 9, Habibou (Zulte Waregem), Vossen (Genk) both 8.