Recap Of The EPL Weekend. Alexandre Lacazette scored the first goal of the season. The Frenchman became the first player to score the opening goal of the season on 2 occasions. The opening weekend saw a flurry of goals and a lot of goal mouth action.
Arsenal kicked off Premier League proceedings with a convincing 3-0 win over newly promoted Fulham. Mikel Arteta’s side were in full cohesion as Fulham barely laid a hand on the Gunners. Champions Liverpool played newly promoted Leeds United. Marcelo Bielsa’s side equalised 3 times before succumbing to a 4-3 defeat.
Leicester City kicked off their season with a 3-0 victory against West Brom at The Hawthornes. West Bromwich Albion is another newly promoted side. Jamie Vardy scored two penalties. With Pierre Emerick Aubameyang and Mohammed Salah scoring on the opening day, Vardy also scored. The golden boot race will surely have these three individuals involved yet again.
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Carlo Ancelotti’s Everton side defeated Jose Mourinho’s Tottenham Hotspur 1-0 in London. The managers are old friends and foes. Everton gave debuts to Abdoullaye Doucoure, Allan and James Rodrigues. The midfield triumvant absolutely bossed the game for Everton. Allowing them victory.
Manchester United and Manchester City will kick off their seasons later than everyone else because of their involvement in the UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League respectively. Manchester United will look to close the gap on City and Liverpool this season.
Big spending Chelsea kick off their season against Brighton & Hove Albion at the AMEX stadium on Monday night. Due to injuries, only 1 of their new signings will be able to play for Lampard’s Blues.
Despite this, fans are terribly excited to see Hachim Ziyech, Ben Chillwell, Thiago Silva, Kai Havertz, Timo Werner, Malang Sarr and Edouard Mendy all turn up in Chelsea colours this season.
This has been the first recap of the EPL weekend.