After a short stint with no premier league, the world’s most exciting league is back for the 2020-21 season.
Here’s what we learned.
Everton reap rewards after splashing the clash
Everton had a transfer market like no other as they signed James Rodriguez from Real Madrid, Allan from Napoli and Abdoulaye Doucouré from Watford as Carlo Ancellotti looks to build from their 12th spot finish from last season.
Rodriguez, Doucoure, and Allan all earned debuts in their first outing in royal blue as they showed why Ancellotti wanted them at the Toffees.
In particular, it was Rodriguez who was creating havoc for the Toffees as he was as influential as ever when attacking, causing a headache for Jose Mourinho’s Tottenham.
But a spectacular free-kick taken by Lucas Digne to set up a Dominic Calvert-Lewin header gave the Toffees the three points and Mourinho’s season a nightmare start.
Werner impresses on Premier League debut
Although Chelsea’s new striker Timo Werner didn’t get himself on the scoresheet, he was very influential in the sides 3-1 win over Brighton.
He was very quick off the mark when getting to the ball, helping give Chelsea a penalty after Socceroo and Brighton goalkeeper Maty Ryan collected him in the box.
One of Werner’s strengths is that he can play on the wings if need be and that was on show in the sides win as he had stints on the left flank and looked dangerous when going forward.
Overall impressive performance from the German international.
Leeds push champions all the way in a seven-goal thriller
Newly promoted Leeds United faced a tough task in their season opener when they traveled to Anfield to take on the champions in Liverpool.
Although Mohammed Salah clinched a hattrick to claim a 4-3 win, some note should be taken into account of the thrilling game that the visitors showcased.
Marcelo Bielsa’s men showed impressive determination against Jurgen Klopp’s champion team. Whenever Liverpool scored, Leeds came back and scored another, it was a tale that would occur for both sides three times before Salah scored the winner late on.
Leeds could have won it too when central midfielder Kalvin Philips struck a free-kick just narrowly wide of the goal.
Liverpool then clinched the game when Salah completed his hattrick via a penalty two minutes from time.
Vardy ready to defend his golden boot
After scoring 23 goals last season to claim the Premier League golden boot, Jamie Vardy looks set to defend his crown as he nabbed a double in Leicester City’s 3-0 win over newly-promoted West Bromwich Albion.
Sure Vardy’s two goals came from the penalty spot, but the main thing is he is off the mark and already has two goals to his name after gameweek one, and if he keeps going like this he could grab his second golden boot in consecutive seasons.
Willian impresses at new club
After seven years of donning the blue shirt of London, right-winger Willian left Stamford Bridge to join the red side of London signing for Arsenal in the break.
He didn’t look out of touch as he nearly got himself on the scoresheet early on against Fulham before his shot was blocked, only for Alexandre Lacazette to collect the rebound and place one into the net.
Willian was nearly once again on the scoresheet as this time Fulham’s goalkeeper Marek Rodák made a terrific diving save to deny Willan’s freekick.
Willian got another assist as he created Arsenal’s third goal when he crossed the ball from the right flank to Pierre Emerick Aubameyang on the left as he dribbled past defenders to score.
The Brazilian star ended the match with three assists in a man of the match performance.