Newcomers & debutants Timothy Castagne, Gabriel, Allan, Callum Wilson, Willian and Jeff Hendrick are some of the names that shone on opening weekend. Keep an eye out on these players as the season progresses.
Liverpool won a thriller against Leeds and started the defence of their title with 3 points. Leeds did scare them and showed enough to the naysayers that they can definitely hold their own against the Premier League teams.
Valuable 3 points from teams who always flirt with the relegation zone. Everton, Newcastle and Crystal Palace all won and will be pleased with their start to the season.
Arsenal & Chelsea. Aubameyeng signed a new 3 year deal, Willian and Gabriel bring added solidity to their backline/midfield and the Gunners played some sparkling football to win their opening match. Finally some hope for long suffering Gunners fans. Chelsea new signing Werner looks like he may score 20+ goals this season and Liverpool may regret not pulling the trigger on him sooner.
Both Manchester clubs got the weekend off but after the Greenwood/Foden saga in Iceland, they would have wished the spotlight was on their performances. Both teams will be raring to play their first games of the new season and put the Iceland affair to rest.
Fulham & West Brom have been to the premiership before and suffered relegation and their performances didn't give any hope that they may have figured out how to survive the cut throat competition in the premiership.
Tottenham Spurs. Disappointing 6th place last year in a new stadium and with a new manager under Mourinho. Spurs fans and Chairman Daniel Levy will be less forgiving this season of anything other than European qualification.
Kepa Arrizabalaga. Another soft goal let in although Chelsea were too strong overall. The £80mil fee on him looks like a waste and with rumours linking Chelsea to Edouard Mendy of Rennes, Kepa's time as 1st choice GK is coming to an end.