Arsenal appropriately made the opener they so well deserved with a massive win away against their fellow Londoners- Crystal Palace. With the pre-season they had, no one had a doubt as to how they would turn up at the Selhurst Park and give a good account of their pre-season forte. After a mouth watering 6-0 thrashing of Sevilla in the Emirates cup, the young gunners sweetened the league curtain-raiser with a two-goal win. A clean sheet and a man of the match for the debutant- William Saliba to top it all off.
Newly promoted Fulham welcomed Liverpool to the Craven Cottage for an early kickoff as the visitors were forced to secure a point against the all firing Mitrovic with a late Salah equalizer. Welcome to the premier league! Tottenham eased past Soton with a 4-1 thrashing while newly promoted Nottingham Forrest got a beating away at Newcastle United.
The late kickoff saw Chelsea travel down to Merseyside as they played against Everton in a tough fixture that either side looked ready to split the points equally. A late challenge from Everton’s Doucoure brought down Ben Chilwell gifting a penalty to the blues with Jorginho swiftly sending the keeper the wrong way. 1-0 is how it ended.
With more fixtures scheduled for this Sunday, it seemingly goes to show how well prepared these teams are. Manchester United currently two goals down against the visitors- Brighton only adds pain to injury with their ending fixture last season. Leicester on the other hand have a tougher opponent in Brentford and will be counting on the likes of Vardy to add more in their current 2-1 lead at home.
The defending champions- Manchester City will travel to London stadium as they start the new campaign against West Ham United.
It’s safe to say, the Premier League is back!