Oh well, International break is finally over. It was a small break but looked like forever.
We witnessed some extraordinary and bizarre moments during the international break. With the likes of Ronaldo and Messi proving their worth as the Greatest Of All Time, simply called GOAT. They both equal and break records both on and off the pitch as both of them signed for different club in the same transfer window for the very first time.
The most notable bizarre moment is of the military coup that occurred in Guinea, thank goodness Naby Keita and others are safe. So back to the main issue, things to look forward to as EPL returns.
- CR7 IS BACK
Portuguese superstar, Cristiano Ronaldo is back to Manchester United, a place he referred to as ‘home’.
After leaving the Manchester club for Real Madrid in 2009, Ronaldo has returned as a global star as his jersey was sold massively. He is likely to make his United second home debut against Newcastle.
2. EARLY RELEGATION BATTLE
As Arsenal take on Norwich this weekend, most termed this match a relegation fight. Who would have thought Arsenal will be in this scenario?
After defeats to newly promoted side, Brentford and Chelsea this season, Arsenal made an unwanted worst start in there 118 year history with two defeats and no goals. And also they were in relegation zone after more than one game in a season since August 1992.
For Mikel Arteta as well it was a bad moment as he has lost 20 matches in the Premier League after 60 matches compared to Arsene Wenger 20 defeats in 116 games.
They were dealt further blow after they were humiliated by Manchester City.
With that, Arsenal lost their first three league matches in a season for the first time since the 1954-55 campaign. They also became the second team in PL history to lose their first three matches with a goal difference of -9, equalling Wolves from the 2003-04 season.
The international break came at the right time for Arsenal and Arteta as it has given Arteta time to clear his mind and most importantly think of a solution.
The match against Norwich is a must win encounter for the Gunners. Will they be able to win or will Norwich add further blow to their misery?
Time will tell.
3. WHICH SIDE OF HARRY KANE ARE WE GOING TO SEE?
England skipper, Harry Kane dominated the transfer window after he revealed he wants to leave the London club. As he said he wants to win trophies.
Manchester City tried their best to sign him but face tough opposition in person of Tottenham’s chairman, Daniel Levy. He refused to release Kane on cheap as he demanded over £100m which proved very difficult for City after signing Jack Grealish for British transfer record, £100m.
Now, the transfer window is closed and Kane released a statement saying he’s going to stay. The big question is which Kane are we going to see in the next new months as his desire to leave was not granted.
He’s Tottenham third highest goalscorer with 166 goals to his name with only Bobby Smith(176 goals) and Jimmy Greaves(220 goals) above him.
Are we going to see a dejected looking Harry Kane or the Kane we all know?
Judging from the way he has started the campaign and with his performance at the recently concluded World Cup Qualifiers, I guess we all know the sort of Kane we will be seeing.
4. CHELSEA MIDFIELD KEEP GETTING STRONGER
After loaning Billy Gimour to Norwich, Chelsea had three first team midfielders;Kante, Jorginho & Kovacic.
All three are magnificent midfielders and they’ll easily slot into any EPL first eleven.
On deadline day, Chelsea sealed Saul Niguez transfer on loan from La Liga champions, Atletico Madrid with option to buy.
Most Chelsea fans are already eager to see their latest additions in action.
Will he be opportune to make his debut this weekend or not?
Chelsea fans can’t wait!
5. WHAT TO EXPECT FROM MICHAIL ANTONIO?
What a performance in the month of August! Four goals and three assists. Antonio was in excellent form as he took PL by storm. Lot of eyes will be on him as PL action returns.
West Ham are to face Southampton and most will be eager to see what Antonio will be up to once again. He was in a brilliant form when West Ham faced Leicester in a match they won 4-1 as he scored twice and assisted one. His first goal that night saw him overtake Paoli Di Canio as the Hammers all-time top scorer in EPL.
He has now scored 50 goals and assisted 22 times in 162 appearances for the Hammers.