The Barclays Premier League has returned and has once again proved why it is the most entertaining league in the world. There was goals galore and, of course, plenty of controversy over the weekend and we will take you through some of the talking points from the weekend.
Early Blow for Arsenal
Following their hugely successful pre-season, a lot has been expected of Arsenal coming into this new season. However, the campaign started with a whimper for Arsene Wenger's men against an impressive West Ham.
Two goalkeeping errors from new man, Petr Cech, gifted the Hammers a 2-0 win over their London rivals. Arsenal lacked a cutting edge going forward, and despite having the majority of possession,failed to create clear-cut chances. A poor performance from the Gunners no doubt, but no need to panic just yet.
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The champions, and favourites for this years Premier League crown, Chelsea struggled against Swansea in a controversial match. A back and forth game, as Swansea came to Stamford Bridge with more attacking intent than most teams, ended 2-2 with Chelsea finishing the game with ten men after a Courtois red card.
After leading 2-1 into the second half, disaster struck for the Blues as Courtois brought down Gomis after Jonjo Shelvey put him through on goal. A penalty was given and Courtois was sent off, although it is unclear whether it was a clear goal scoring opportunity.
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Gomis converted the penalty and set up a nervy second half for the Champions. Chelsea held on but looked less than impressive in the build up to their blockbuster clash with Manchester City next week.
Toure and Co Back to Their Best
Manchester City have come across much criticism heading in to the new season, but a 3-0 victory over West Brom put any doubts over their title credentials to bed.
An utterly dominant performance from City allowed them to cruise past West Brom, in Raheem Sterling's full debut. Two goals from Yaya Toure and a header from captain Vincent Kompany put West Brom to decide and could be an ominous sign of things to come. Toure's return to form could have a huge say in the title race, after a poor 2014/15 season for the Ivorian.
A fantastic start to the new season could get even better next weekend with some terrific matches to look forward to. The early title clash between Chelsea and Manchester City is the headline act, but expect plenty of drama from all the other fixtures.
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