Defensive howlers and a lack of cutting edge in attack cost Arsenal the opener against newly promoted Brentford. Arteta was outcoached by Danish coach Thomas Frank, who did not serve pastries, if you consider Danish a pastry, which would be a huge promotion for a rather insipid load of carbs. Saka's introduction could have turned the game around, but the absence of experienced strikers was felt, while the referee was fine but not consistent. Manchester United destroyed Leeds 5-1, with the same ease they destroyed them 6-2 last season, with Fernandes scoring three and Pogba assisting four. Burnley scored once but was outdone 1-2 by Brighton in the battle of the ginger Mourinho versus the fictional child magician's real distant cousin. Chelsea had no problem taking care of Crystal Palace by the score of 3-0. Everton conceded once then scored three goals (including a wonder strike by Doucoure assisted by Iwobi) for a final score of 3-1. Leicester beat Wolverhampton 1-0 thanks to a goal by the inevitable Vardy. Watford edged a Grealish-less Aston Villa 3-2. Norwich succumbed at home 0-3 to Liverpool with Salah assisting the first two and scoring the third. Newcastle lost 2-4 at home to West Ham, but will fare better once Willock resumes play for them. Finally, Kane-less Tottenham held a Grealish-enhanced Manchester City for a long time before Son scored the only goal of the game. Quite a few goals (34) and no draws for the game day with 7 home wins and 3 home defeats. Overall, the seven participants (welcome skinnejay but Geaux_HR has not resumed this season) scored a grand total of 49 points (for an average of 7 points per participant) and there were only 4 exact IKTS scores.