Three weeks have past since the new season of the Premier League began.
In the debut month of the campaign, we’ve seen certain performances stand out as a result of the early transfer deadline date.
With some teams splashing out in the summer while others struggling to bring players to their club, the current shape of the league table really matches what everyone had on their minds before the new season started.
Despite their last game, Liverpool has impressed so far in the campaign winning all three matches in August to put them on top of the table.
With solidity already up front, the Reds improved the midfield and defence with the acquirement of Naby Keita and Alisson Becker.
Three other teams have also got nine points in the opening month as Tottenham, Chelsea and Watford currently hold a tight knit top four spot.
England captain Harry Kane has finally broken his curse and scored in August for Spurs.
Even though the current Champions are fifth, Manchester City have impressed displaying the same dominance they had last year.
Even with an injured Kevin De Bruyne, the Cityzens are showing the amount of depth in their squad. A draw against Wolverhampton surprised many even though the newly promoted side dominated in the Championship last year.
With new financial backing, Wolves have managed to buy a handful of Iberian talent including Portuguese midfielder Ruben Neves. His performance so far has been outstanding with many Premier League suitors looking to buy the 21-year-old in January.
Everton, Fulham and West Ham United were also sides who splashed out during the summer. The Toffees broke their transfer record as new man Marcos Silva brought his forward Richarlison with him from Watford.
Despite getting a red card, the young Brazilian has impressed in the season so far with three goals already to his name.
New promoted side Fulham looked to bolster their comeback the Premier League with the acquisition of multiple starlets including Jean Michael Seri. As a result of buying & loaning so many players, it looked like there was no solidity in the team.
Players need time to adapt to a new league. However, after their impressive win against Burnley, there looks to be a lot of potential at Craven Cottage.
The Hammers were as much of a disappointment as they were last year sitting at the bottom of the table with no wins. Despite buying players like Felipe Anderson and Andriy Yarmolenko, the East London side are yet to make an impact.
Perhaps two of the most frustrating starts of the season would go to Arsenal and Manchester United.
Arsenal currently see themselves 9th on the table as newly appointed manager Unai Emery is still trying to get the most out of his squad.
19-year-old Matteo Guendouzi has impressed for Arsenal in midfield but the frontline has failed to convert chances, with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang yet to bag a goal for the Gunners.
The Red Devils have had a pretty bad start to the season with two losses already in August. Paul Pogba wore the armband for the opening two games, scoring two penalties in the process.
Tactically United have looked poor especially in their last game against Tottenham. A better investment needs to be made in the defence especially at right back.
New signing Fred hasn’t made much of an impact but Luke Shaw surprisingly has stepped up for impressive first team football.
Saturday will see Leicester host Liverpool at the King Power Stadium for the next month of Premier League football.
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