It was a wild weekend in the Premier League full of unexpected results. Let’s dive in.
Chelsea 4 - Crystal Palace 0
Ben Chilwell scored on his Chelsea debut, Kurt Zouma got a goal, and Jorginho got a brace from the penalty spot. The Eagles had looked decent so far this season, so I’m a bit surprised at their second half collapse in this one.
Everton 4 - Brighton & Hove Albion 2
Dominic Calvert-Lewin continued his white-hot start to the season and James Rodriguez nabbed a brace. Everton are good, but I’m still not 100% sold on them being a Top 4 contender.
Leeds United 1 - Manchester City 1
An Ederson blunder gifted Rodrigo an equalizer after Raheem Sterling had put City ahead early on. Leeds play their system well, and hopefully teams learn that the way to get results against better teams is to go at them rather than sit back and hope.
Newcastle 3 - Burnley 1
New man Callum Wilson scored a double and Allan Saint-Maximin chipped in as well to send Burnley to their third straight defeat. Perhaps I was too high on Sean Dyche’s side to start the season.
West Ham 3 - Leicester 0
Yes, you read that correctly. No idea what happened with the Foxes yesterday. They just looked flat and terrible. Maybe they weren’t mentally “with it” and thought they could cruise to an easy win.
Southampton 2 - West Bromwich Albion 0
Albion aren’t very good. The Saints aren’t great, but they’re better than “not very good.” Let’s move on.
Wolves 1 - Fulham 0
Tottenham Hotspur 6 - Manchester United 1
3 goals in the first 7-minutes, Anthony Martial getting sent off in the 28th, and Spurs netting 4 up a man wasn’t enough to make this the craziest match of the day. The sending off was correct, but Eric Lamela goaded him into it with a forearm/elbow to the neck and should have seen red as well.
Aston Villa 7 - Liverpool 2
And there you have it - the wildest result of the day and quite possibly the craziest scoreline of the season. Ollie Watkins netted a hat trick, Jack Grealish a double, and John McGinn and Ross Barkley scored as well. Adrian, who started in place of Alisson (who is going to miss 4-6 weeks with a shoulder injury), was a disaster for the Reds.