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EPL round 6: Chelsea shows early signs of being champions

Written by Leanne Lu

Chelsea’s defeat of Arsenal at Emirates Stadium revealed a Blues team under Roberto Di Matteo just as immense as last season’s Manchester City side. So far this season, they’ve managed five wins and a draw in six league games, sitting ahead of the two Manchester Clubs in the league table by four points. Juan Mata, who was involved in both the European Cup and the Olympics, is gradually getting back to his best. With one assist and one goal to his name, Mata was without a shadow of doubt the best performer on the pitch.

Key Chelsea player Juan Mata celebrating after the match

Key Chelsea player Juan Mata celebrating after the match

Manchester United surprisingly lost 2-3 to Tottenham Hotspur at home. Spurs’ new manager Villas-Boas celebrated after the final whistle like he just won a cup final. No wonder, it was the first time the North London club has left Old Trafford with all three points in its pocket since December 1989. The obvious shortcomings of Manchester United’s leggy defense were brutally exploited by quick players such as Gareth Bale and Jermain Defoe. Manchester City took advantage of United’s unexpected result to catch up to its derby rival on the league table. The Blue Moons travelled to Craven Cottage, to see Edin Džeko’s first touch after being introduced to the game at the 86 minute mark create the winning goal for the visitors.

Luis Suarez was another big winner last weekend. The controversial Liverpool striker scored a hat trick on Norwich City’s Carrow Road, repeating his feat on the very same ground last season. He used only 57 minutes to finish his hat-trick and also provided an assist to Nuri Sahin, who scored his first premier league goal as a result. Thanks to the Uruguayan’s magnificent performance, Liverpool finally got their first win in new season, and crawled out of the relegation zone.

Exciting European games will get under way mid week, with the most difficult one waiting for Manchester City. The Blue Moons will host reigning Bundesliga League champions Dortmund at home. City’s defeat at Madrid revealed its weakness in the Continent; they lack courage and confidence against European elites. The opponents of the other three Premier League clubs in the Champions League are relatively weak, so we can expect to see some easy wins in those games.

Will Joe Hart's agony continue for another European night?

Will Joe Hart’s agony continue for another European night?