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5 Things Premier League Showed Us Before The International Break

5 Things Premier League Showed Us Before The International Break

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As the international break is upon us, plenty of Premier League action has already turned heads. The fast start explains why it is the most popular league in the world, bringing in the world’s top talent and skillful players to put on a show for all. But what have we learned through the first few weeks of the Premier League season?

5. Arsenal Needs Another Striker

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5. Arsenal Needs Another Striker

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Olivier Giroud is now out until about Christmas, and Arsenal is in danger of falling behind in the table due to lack of depth at the striker position. Their new signing, Alexis Sanchez, cannot fill the void because he is more of a winger than a lone striker. Another striker that could be deployed in the Frenchman’s spot is Yaya Sanogo, but his performances have been underwhelming and will not help the Gunners in the long run.

4. Chelsea Cannot Stop Scoring

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4. Chelsea Cannot Stop Scoring

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Chelsea made an offensive splash in the transfer market this year, pulling in world class players from Spain, including the former-Arsenal man Cesc Fabregas. In Chelsea’s first three games, they’ve scored a total of 11 goals, including six in a dominating performance against Everton. Their offensive prowess and aggression going forward shows why they have captured nine points, and why they are the early pick to be champions of England.

3. Costa looks to win the Golden Boot

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3. Costa looks to win the Golden Boot

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Having scored and started in every game so far, the Chelsea striker looks poised to win the Golden Boot. His positioning and finishing ability, as well as physicality, will suit him well going forward into the season, and only bring the team success. If Chelsea can keep up their fantastic form, and if Costa can keep a slight edge over Swansea City’s red-hot Nathan Dyer, he will win the Golden Boot in his first season in England.

2. Even the best fall down sometimes

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2. Even the best fall down sometimes

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Surely Saturday’s fixtures for both Manchester teams will give them an easy three points. Wrong. Both teams stumbled against lower-tier opponents, with United drawing with Burnley and City losing to Stoke. With Chelsea looking the dominant force in the Premier League right now, teams like Manchester City and Manchester United cannot afford to easy drop points. Hopefully they won’t learn that the hard way like Liverpool in 2013.

1. Manchester United Looks to Disappoint

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1. Manchester United Looks to Disappoint

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The Red Devils are truly struggling with their newly adopted 3-5-2 formation, and it’s showing early. With all their star headliners and acquisitions in the transfer market, United has yet to win a single game in league play. Pair that with their provisional side getting decimated by MK Dons in Cup play, and United’s season looks to be defined by disappointment and underwhelming results.