Jose Mourinho and Pep Guardiola made it a perfect two from two as Manchester – based managers to sit top of the Premier League. Chelsea, with Antonio Conte are right there too though, after a comeback against Watford. And not forgetting Hull City who got another win to make it a perfect start to their League campaign. Shocking!
Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Sergio Aguero both grabbed a double to be the front runners for the golden boot as United downed Saints 2-0 and City swept Stoke aside with a 4-1 victory. It remains to be seen whether Aguero does stay fit for most of the campaign because I do fear for City. Without him, they lose that star quality in attack.
After taking seven years to get back into the top flight, Boro are determined to consolidate. Two games, two fine performances and four points in, and it is clear that they have the quality to survive comfortably. Aitor Karanka has bought well and they look at home in the Premier League.
Sunderland on the other hand are in charted territory after losing consecutive opening games of the season. They look short on quality in defence and Defoe needs help in attack too. Overall they need bodies in and David Moyes has his work cut out before end of the transfer window.
Arsenal’s situation isn’t any better but a clean-sheet could be a positive. With August 31 looming, Arsenal fans wait anxiously to see if their manager makes the required signings – and even if he does, it’ll take results on the field to really improve optimism around the football club.
Burnley beating Liverpool wasn’t all too surprisimg for me. The Reds don’t have consistency and their defending has been atrocious so far.
West Ham were not fantastic but grinded out a lone goal victory to cap off their first league outing at their new stadium.
Palace need Benteke firing but they will also need to provide the right service for him to thrive.
Tottenham are up and running. They have not been sensational but rather have been effective unlike Champions Leicester City who will be happy to have avoided successive league defeats in their home draw against Arsenal.
Ronald Koeman’s Everton got an impressive away win against West Brom. It’s been a good start for the Dutch coach and with news that Lukaku wants to stay, things couldn’t be going any better.