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Manchester United and Chelsea off to strong starts

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Manchester United and Chelsea both got off to winning starts under their new managers and setting up what could be a battle royale for the Premier League title this season.

Robin Van Persie and Danny Welbeck both scored a brace for the reining champions at the Liberty Stadium and Wayne Rooney made his first appearance for the Red Devils from the bench. Rooney has been repeatedly linked with a move to Chelsea this summer.

Wilfred Bony scored a consolation goal for Swansea in the 82nd minute in a match where Van Persie confirmed his status as the Premier Leagues top striker. Although Swansea had dominated most of the possession during the game, United struck twice to put them in control going into the half-time break.

A stunning second strike from Van Persie and a fantastic through ball from Rooney to Welbeck which saw him lob the keeper for the fourth and final goal gave United a well deserved win and a statement for the rest of the teams chasing the title.

Jose Mourinho made a winning return to the Premier League when his Chelsea side outclassed newly promoted Hull City 2-0 at Stamford Bridge. Back after spells at Inter Milan and Real Madrid, Mourinho saw his side win at home after goals from Oscar and Frank Lampard.

Fernando Torres got the nod ahead of Romelu Lukaku with captain John Terry chosen at centre back whilst youngster Kevin De Bruyne was given a run ahead of Juan Mata. Both Chelsea and United looked strong in all aspects of their game and now all eyes will be on Manuel Pellegrini's first Premier League game as they entertain Newcastle United on Monday evening at the Etihad.

Will this years Premier League be a three horse race or could Arsenal,Tottenham or maybe even Liverpool put pressure on the top three. Either way the Premier League has gotten off to a brilliant start and we only have more to look forward to.

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