The new season of the Premier League started with a bang and it exceeded all expectations. Except for Chelsea and Liverpool, the rest of the big teams made a winning start to this 2017/18 season.
For the first time, Premier League kicked off on a Friday and Arsenal ensured a grand opening as they came from behind to defeat Leicester City 4-3. Despite all the signings, Chelsea faltered in their first test as they couldn’t get the better of Burnley.
The Clarets took a 3-0 lead before half time surprising the Stamford Bridge crowd and although the Blues managed to reduce the deficit, it wasn’t enough as Sean Dyche’s side took home precious three points.
Liverpool had to share the points with Watford following a last gasp equalizer by Miguel Britos. Romelu Lukaku announced his arrival at the Old Trafford in style as the Belgian netted a brace as the Red Devils hammered the Hammers 4-0.
Tottenham Hotspur made a winning start as they spoiled Newcastle United’s comeback party by defeating them 2-0 which also saw captain Jonjo Shelvey getting the marching orders.
Considering all the results, here are the top three attackers of Matchweek 1.
The Belgian hogged all the limelight with his supreme performance in the first week. The 24-year old arrived for an initial fee of £75m which could eventually rise to £90m after add-ons.
Lukaku looked much sharper and hungrier for goals in the pre-season and he couldn’t have asked for a better start to his United career. West Ham United’s defensive unit consisting of Pablo Zabaleta, Winston Reid, Angelo Ogbonna and Arthur Masuaku was looking distraught as they had a torrid time dealing with the pace and power of Lukaku.
The first goal was trademark Lukaku as he latched on to a Marcus Rashford through ball and got past Joe Hart easily to get his first ever goal in the Premier League for the Red Devils.
Hitting two goals on the opening day of the Premier League against Chelsea and that too at Stamford Bridge is quite hard these days but Burnley front man Sam Vokes did make it possible.
Chelsea endured a difficult evening and Vokes took the opportunity to steamroll the defending Champions with a brace.
Huddersfield Town made their intentions known after getting back to the Premier League after a long gap of 45 years. 22-year-old Steve Mounie was the hero of the day as the new player on the block netted two goals against Crystal Palace to give his team a start which they wouldn’t have dreamt of.
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