Antonio Conte’s disjointed side struggled from the early stages when captain Gary Cahill was dismissed for a lunging tackle and they found themselves three-nil down at halftime to a team who gained only seven points away from home all last season.
Cesar Azpilicueta believes that Chelsea’s summer signings are not on the same level as those who have recently left the club. Leicester’s first and third goals came from simple corner routines, while their second stemmed from a loose pass by Arsenal midfielder Granit Xhaka.
Britos was standing nearly on the line before nudging in the loose ball after Simon Mignolet pushed it onto the bar.
“For all the football tragics and fantasy football geeks out there, and we know there are plenty, we’ve created a NZF – EPL Fantasy League”, said Farrow. He needs to see it. We start with a tough game against Burnley and we will need them.
Goals from substitutes Aaron Ramsey and Olivier Giroud earned Arsenal a thrilling 4-3 win over Leicester City, but there was no glossing over their defensive problems.
The Hornets twice led at Vicarage Road thanks to goals from Stefano Okaka and Abdoulaye Doucoure but a trio of strikes from Sadio Mane, Roberto Firmino, and Mo Salah gave Jurgen Klopp’s men a somewhat underserved lead early in the second half.
Record signing Steve Mounie, the Benin striker from Montpellier who cost €13 million, scored once in each half after Palace’s Joel Ward put through his own goal.
Manchester City’s win over Brighton thanks to goals from Sergio Aguero and Lewis Dunk is fifth, before Wayne Rooney 1 – Stoke 0.
Jack Wilshere’s Arsenal career seems to be coming to an end with a number of Premier League clubs interested in securing his services.
The final two games, are to no one’s surprise, West Brom’s 1-0 over Bournemouth and the goalless draw between Southampton and Swansea.
“I do think he’s got the natural talent to come in and score the 20-plus goals that Diego Costa scored past year”.
Comparisons have been drawn to Thierry Henry, but even Arsenal’s prolific striker took time to adjust to English physicality, failing to score in his first eight games after his arrival from Juventus.
Chelsea will open their league campaign with a home game at Stamford Bridge against Burnley on Saturday.