It has been another spectacular weekend of football in the Premier League with a whole host of shocks involving the top clubs.
Arsene Wenger side’s struggles in front of the goal continues, as it took an own goal from Fabrizio Coloccini early in the second half for the Gunners to collect the three points over the 10-man Newcastle United side.
Newcastle United managed to keep the clean sheet, but their resistance was broken in the second-half of the game.
Liverpool come crashing down in humiliating circumstances, but what of West Ham?
With a number of deals set to be forced through in the coming days, fans will be forgiven for letting themselves become wrapped up in all the drama that is the final day of the transfer window, but wouldn’t it make much more sense to close it on the eve of the new season? Our last two games have been poor so come here and win 3-0 is great.
Jeremain Lens has two assists and one goal in four Premier League appearances. “Maybe this is the first time in my life, but I appreciate this kind of story”. For me, Liverpool’s current squad is short of depth of creativity and having sold Sterling surely a winger who you have paid £20m should be one of the last people you send off on loan. He’s late to use his subs, and often doesn’t use all three at all. Swansea took six points off United last season.
Chelsea v Crystal Palace Bakary Sako has scored five goals and made four assists in his last nine league appearances (for Wolves and Crystal Palace).
Alan Pardew has turned into a proper nemesis for Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho.
The Blues have also conceded 2+ games in four consecutive games (all venues) for the first time since December 2006. However the slew of upsets this season – West Ham profitable on the Emirates with a 16-year-old in midfield, Newcastle holding Manchester United at Previous Trafford and Swansea outplaying champions Chelsea at Stamford Bridge – recommend one thing extra elementary. Even Mark Noble’s sending off could not tiresome the celebratory mood in the West Ham camp.
This was the first Premier League game since January 10th 2015 to see both sides receive a red card.
52 – It was 52 years ago when West Ham had last beaten Liverpool at their home fortress of Anfield.
Reality hit hard when the Blues opened the season with an uninspiring 2-2 draw to Swansea, which was followed up by a 3-0 result where they were completely outmatched by rival Manchester City.
Fernandinho added a second goal less than 10 minutes later at Etihad Stadium with a strike off a feed from David Silva.
With Eliaquim Mangala finally starting to look good in the City defence, we need to look further forward for their weak link.
Got a point away at Sunderland, but would have wanted three.
This was the 3rd quickest that a side has been reduced to 10 men in a single Premier League game (31 mins). Arjen Robben converted a penalty for his first of the campaign as Bayern put on a convincing display against one of the highest-rated Bundesliga teams, which has qualified for the Champions League.