The Premier League returned after the international break and while there were some expected results, it is clear that this season is going to be more exciting than ever before.
The Premier League is going to be a really exciting affair this time around. While the likes of Manchester City and Liverpool are clearly going to battle it out for the top spot, the teams below them are going to take the Champions League spot battle to the last day of the league.
Relegation battles aren’t a happy affair but they do excited in the Premier League in a way that isn’t seen that often in Europe’s other top leagues.
Norwich’s positive mindset pays off
The power of positivity is definitely something. No matter how small you are no matter how great are the odds stacked against you, belief can do wonders if you have the perseverance and the dedication.
The game against Manchester City was billed as a David v Goliath battle. Clearly, this City squad is built for Premier League success and no one had blamed the Canaries had they allowed themselves to be swept away by the reigning champions.
That however, wasn’t the case!
Norwich took the lead and added another goal to it. Pep Guardiola’s side did manage to pull one back but Teemu Pukki was at hand once again. The Finnish striker was in superb form and made things really hard for the away side. Clearly, this team is going to be far far away from a relegation dogfight.
More than Kane
Tottenham registered a comfortable 4-0 win over Crystal Palace and in a rare turn of events, they did so without seeing Harry Kane score a goal. Heung Son-Min was in sensational form and this bodes well for Mauricio Pochettino’s Premier League aspirations.
The team is clearly a sum of all its parts and even if Kane doesn’t find the net regularly, there are other players who can step up and contribute when it matters the most. While they might not put in a consistent challenge for the title, Spurs are going to grow stronger as the months drag.
The kids are alright
While the jury is still out on Chelsea, no one can doubt Frank Lampard’s brave approach of giving the club’s academy graduates a chance to prove their credentials. Fikayo Tomori scored a screamer while Tammy Abraham became the youngest Chelsea player to score a hat-trick. The youngster was in fine form yet again and is definitely on his way towards becoming a lethal striker.
While the Blues don’t have the star power at the moment, the younger players are really stepping in and helping the club move towards a different direction.
Work in progress
The Premier League gong was never going to be his so soon but Ole Gunnar Solskjaer knows very well that he has quite a task on his hands. The club finally registered an important win at home against Leicester City but questions still remain.
The Red Devils score initially but find it hard to maintain their levels in the second period of games. This is going to affect them in the longer run so the Norwegian must find a quick solution.