Two games in and the Premier League favourites are already looking ominous, as Manchester City and Manchester United maintained their perfect starts alongside Chelsea and surprise package Hull City.
Chelsea’s Conte revolution gathers steam after another late Costa show
New Chelsea boss Antonio Conte has two in two.
Typically, it was hate figure Diego Costa who scored the winner for the second game in a row, a man who ought to have been serving a three match ban for goalkeeper assault.
Scandalously let off, he was on the pitch to ensure Chelsea came from behind to nick a result at Watford 1-2.
Etienne Capoue had put the Hornets ahead but substitute Michy Batshuayi equalised with his first goal since his £33 million move.
— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) 20 August 2016
Aguero stars in The Potteries as Pep continues perfect Premier League start
Sergio Aguero and Nolito scored twice as Manchester City beat Stoke 4-1 in the Potteries, continuing the Pep Guardiola wizardry. Two penalties for either side for holding in the box. Guardiola says he’s “lucky” to have players of such “amazing quality”.
One might hazard a guess that Arab petro-dollars have something to do with it.
Came off the bench – scored two! 👏🏻
— Manchester City (@ManCity) 20 August 2016
Spurs grab first win of the season – while Liverpool create a piece of unwanted Premier League history
Kenya’s former Southampton star Victor Wanyama’s first goal for Tottenham gave them all three points against Crystal Palace as he headed home from a corner with eight minutes to go. However, the Eagles, have finally announced the dragged out £27 million signing of Liverpool striker Christian Benteke.
Liverpool play in a way whereby it was almost impossible to get the best out of Benteke and Andy Carroll before him.
Yet every team hits it long on occasion and you need that option.
Liverpool had 81 per possession & 26 shots, but still lost – an unwanted Premier League record for Jurgen Klopp
Benteke is well capable of scoring stunning goals and may yet make Liverpool look stupid.
Goals from Sam Vokes and Andre Gray for Burnley, both coming out of the Championship did for Liverpool.
With Joe Hart now on the market Liverpool should make their move sooner rather than later their central defence is wobbly; & full backs Clyne and Moreno are both struggling for form.
Credit Burnley and their brilliant manager Sean Dyche; the Jurgen Klopp honeymoon period is well and truly over.
Mourinho makes a fine start to life at Old Trafford
Manchester United turned over Southampton at Old Trafford with a Zlatan Ibrahimovic double.
Paul Pogba, United’s £89 million reject, did all he could to rub in the class with which Sir Alex Ferguson couldn’t come to terms.
— Paul Pogba (@paulpogba) 19 August 2016
How do Leicester and Arsenal, with thrilling attackers, play out a 0-0 draw? But they did.
Hull, everyone’s favourite to go down at the start of the season, march on beating Swansea away – could they be the new Leicester? Can’t see it.