Premier League was once again at its usual best at the weekend with many teams taking the initiative while others floundering.
The English Premier League is bound to be quite an exciting place this season. While the likes of Liverpool and Manchester City have added more consistency to their displays, a few teams have already started faltering.
Manchester United made a good impression on the opening day but have fallen into their old habits once again. Arsenal suffered a defeat at the hands of Liverpool and seemed like the same team they were last season.
The same can be said of many teams.
Here we look at a few interesting takeaways from the third match day of the new Premier League season.
Long roads lies ahead for Ole
While Manchester United started the new Premier League campaign on a strong note, it is clear that the win over Chelsea was a flash in the pan. A poor draw against Wolves followed before a home defeat at the hands of Crystal Palace showcased all that is wrong about this team.
There was literally no creativity from the home side and despite enjoying a lot of possession, the Red Devils were as hapless as they come. Marcus Rashford missed from the spot and in all honesty, the team deserved to have left Old Trafford with nothing to show for their efforts.
In past, United have recovered from such defeats. Today, we cannot see that happening. Big questions are now going to be asked of Solskjaer’s managerial acumen.
Tottenham fail to take the initiative
After seeing Arsenal and Manchester United lose, onus was on Tottenham to register what seemed to be a routine win over Newcastle United. However, the exact opposite of that happened and Mauricio Pochettino’s men lost to a Joelinton goal.
It definitely wasn’t on the cards but it is clear that Tottenham needed a wakeup call. Hopefully, this would be the one that turns around their campaign for the good.
Lamps on his way
The first win can at times prove to be very difficult. For Frank Lampard, getting that elusive win was all that mattered as Chelsea went on to beat Norwich 3-2. It wasn’t an easy game against the Canaries but Chelsea had enough in the tank to turn things around.
While the game did go down the wire, we’re sure that Frank Lampard couldn’t care less since he finally got his first Premier League win. And though this win might not start a new chapter, it is equally important. Chelsea are a shadow of their former selves but a few wins such as these are going to go a long way.
Pukki to be there and about
His team may have lost the game to Chelsea in heart-breaking fashion but it is clear that Teemu Pukki was born to play in the Premier League. The Finnish striker has already 5 goals to his name in three games and at the age of 29, is looking to make this great opportunity count.
Fantasy players are definitely loving the fact that they have the record breaker in their starting XI.