The league is back, and back with a bang! Arsenal set the tone for what seems to be a frantic season of football with a nail biting 4-3 victory over Leicester City.
Last season’s champions, Chelsea, suffered a surprise 3-2 defeat to Burnley at the Bridge. With Diego Costa’s contract still not solved, the Blues need to get their house in order before the match against Spurs. Other results included a thrilling 3-3 draw between Liverpool and Watford, the game lamenting Jurgen Klopp’s defensive woes. Those issues were covered by the reds frightening quick attack force, featuring Egyptian winger Mohamed Salah, Senegalese forward Sadio Mane an Brazillian Roberto Firmino.
Back to the Gunners, their shaky first night was saved with late goals from Aaron Ramsey and Olivier Giroud. As Alexis Sanchez’s future hangs in the air, other clubs around Europe are keeping a close eye on the Chilean wizard. Manchester United set down a marker for the season with the 4-0 pummeling of West Ham. The Hammers coming off a season to forget were like deers in the headlights of Jose Mourinho’s bus, driven by last season’s top goal scorer, Romelu Lukaku
On the other side of Machester, City put away a routine 2-0 display against newly promoted Huddersfield, nothing spectacular but Pep Gaurdiola is hoping for a more eventful season after ending the last with no silverware. Speaking of silverware, Spurs are still on the hunt to gain a trophy, they start the season with the same team from last, excluding Kyle Walker who made the switch to Manchester City.
This week expect a giant clash between Tottenham and Chelsea, Arsenal go to Stoke, Liverpool host a Crystal Palace side under Frank De Boer’s strict management. Two of the leagues biggest spenders face each other at the Etihad with Everton and the Citizens spending close to 147m euros each. Finally Manchester United face a tricky trip to Wales to face Swansea City.
With the Transfer window still open, expect a lot more franticness and money to be swinging in and out of the Premiere League doors.