Premier League gameweek 3 roundup
It feels like just a few weeks ago since England played the Euro 2020 final at Wembley. Now we’re already at the end of the first Premier League stint, where three gameweeks are behind us. While the players are heading towards there national teams, we’re looking back at the two most important matches of the last gameweek of this first round of 3.
Man City v Arsenal
Gameweek 3 was absolute on fire from the start. Where Manchester City received Arsenal in the very first match of this gameweek. Arsenal hadn’t scored a goal in the first two game weeks, so this match against the reigning champions was their last attempt to score one before the international break. Manchester City wanted to win this match to get on 6 points, after losing the first match of this season against the other North-London side. Within 12 minutes Man City had the three points in the back with a 2-0 lead thanks to goals by Ilkay Gundogan and Ferran Torres. A red card of Granit Xhaka in the 35th minute meant Arsenal lost all hopes of getting anything out of this match. Goals by Gabriel Jesus, Rodri and a second one for Torres, left the score at 5-0. This means Arsenal is bottom of the table with 0 points, 0 goals scored and 9 conceded.
Liverpool v Chelsea
This was the battle every neutral was looking forward to. Liverpool versus Chelsea, Virgil van Dijk versus Romelu Lukaku. It was a very interesting battle, where Chelsea took the lead halfway the first half thanks to a goal by Kai Havertz. Just before the end of the second half, Reece James blocked a certain Liverpool goal with his arm on the goal line, which led to a penalty and sending of for Reece James. Mohamed Salah netted the penalty to equalise. In the second half, Chelsea showed how strong they are, by not conceding a second goal, even though being one man down. Chelsea showed they are serious title contenders in the Premier League this season.