Former Man Utd captain Neville analyses ‘strange’ beginning to Premier League

This could all change, however, as we saw last season.


To back their warning, EUFA has issued a table of top performing countries and explained how scoring for the rating system works. You knew he would score goals, but his hamstrings could also go at any second.

Player to watch: Anthony Martial. And while there is reason for caution for Arsenal when visiting Greece, having lost on the previous three occasions, the Premier League side have been dominant on home soil.

To put 3.095 points into context, Juventus’ run to the Champions League final last season earned Italy four more points than Chelsea’s last-16 exit contributed for England.

Manchester United, Arsenal and Manchester City all slumped to defeats in their opening group games.

Player to watch: John Ruddy. A whopping 36 goals were scored in this weekend’s nine games, compared to 23, last weekend, and 22 the last two weekends before that.

It’s not even October, and West Ham already have three iconic victories. And Wenger believes Sanchez is back up to speed following his close-season efforts at the Copa America, while his team are ready to challenge City, United and champions Chelsea for the title.

Player to watch: Papiss Cisse.

After his first match against Liverpool, the former Gunner heaped plenty of praises onto his fellow countryman saying is paving the way for his own legacy. Two teams low in confidence will clash at Anfield.

“That will continue and I am absolutely sure that we will arrive to be an important team that wins the Champions League“.

The main story: The rift between Saido Berahino and West Brom appears to be over. Not so much. Whether it’s the Hammers rudely welcoming Petr Cech to Arsenal, Riyad Mahrez’s blazing start, or Steven Naismith inflicting an off-the-bench hat trick on Jose Mourinho, the trio of upstarts have made their way up the table thanks to a number of compelling attacking performances.

With just one shot on target in the opening 45 minutes, Chelsea fell two goals behind after the break thanks to a Georginio Wijnaldum header, before Mourinho acted to introduce Willian and Ramires from the bench, an inspired double-substitution with both netting from distance to steal a share of the spoils.

“They are really risky going forward, they have so many instinctive and unpredictable players who do things off the cuff, that’s what has won them the game against Watford with [Wilfried] Zaha coming on”. He’s tortured Spurs in previous seasons (see match notes) and will lead the line at White Hart Lane in what should be a bounce-back win for City.

The FA have rejected Mauricio Pochettino’s claim that they had exhausted Harry Kane by playing him in the European U21 Championship in Slovakia this summer.

Match notes: Sergio Aguero has scored 10 goals in seven league appearances against Tottenham, his highest tally against any club in the competition…


Manchester United profited from Manchester City’s loss by easily dispatching Sunderland and assuming the top spot in the standings for the first time since August 2013.

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