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Four things we learnt from Premier League week 1




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Manchester City and Liverpool remain favourites

Well, just like the rumours have it. Apparently Manchester City and Liverpool haven’t lost the touch that saw them finish with just a point between each other in the past season. 

City started off slowly in their weekend fixture. But once in their stride, it was an utter domination from the Manchester side, who now sit top of the Premier League table after the Premier League week 1 fixtures.

Liverpool as well, are looking every bit their determined self, winning on opening day, as they raced to a 4-1 win over championship champions Norwich city.

Manchester United have a Premier League title chance

A 4-0 emphatic win for Manchester United over eternal rivals Chelsea, has without doubt put the red devils in a better sit at the start of the season.

Manchester United excelled with distinction, carving Chelsea wide open in an astonishing second half display. To lower Frank Lampard’s expectations for the new season.

The red devils have been ruled out of the title chase, as well as a top four finish by literally every pundit available. However, if this is just the start of Solskjaer’s plan, then just maybe there is a chance that Manchester United could revive the old souls and put up a worthy fight this time.

Don’t write off Manchester United just yet, not so early at least.

Frank Lampard has more work than anticipated

Surely Frank Lampard wasn’t expecting a bed of roses, when he took the job to manage a two window transfer ban struck Chelsea team.

Four things we learnt from Premier League week 1 - Premier League

Chelsea started off in great fashion against United. Giving the red devils a run for their money. However, a clinical and incisive second half display tore the West London blues wide open, leaving Lampard to pick the pieces.

It’s a daunting task for Frank Lampard, to keep the Stamford bridge warm enough to challenge until the club is allowed to participate in the transfer window. But a great achievement, if the 41-year-old can achieve his goal without a single recruitment.

Arsenal, far from okay

Arsenal put one past the Newcastle goalie for a win in the weekend. But the North London were rather less convincing in their win.

Pierre Emerick-Aubameyang finished off from a Maitland-Niles ball in the 58th minutes to win it for Unai Emery. However, the Premier League top six side, failed to create proper chances in the game which saw them finish with just two shots on target. Despite having 62 percent possession against Newcastle.

Arsenal are far from the finished work, but would have to put up a better fight against bigger opponents, if they look to beat the odds this time. In hope to return to the Champions League.

Driven by the passion for the game, Gabriel is an avid Sports & Football fan, lover and now writer/analyst. "I may be right or wrong, never perfect but I do justice in my own way".