Norwich upsetting Man City, Fikayo Tomori’s wonder goal, Tammy Abraham’s hattrick and Liverpool surviving a scare against Newcastle, last weekend’s round of Premier League action had everything.
Jurgen Klopp’s side maintained their 100% record with a 3-1 win over Newcastle, although not without a scare. Chelsea meanwhile put the disappointment of conceding a last-minute equalizer against Sheffield behind them by delivering a five-star performance in the 5-2 victory over Wolves.
Manchester United managed to edge top-six rivals Leicester in what was an uninspiring encounter at Old Trafford. But the best will be saved for the last on Saturday as Norwich stunned champions Man City at Carrow Road.
On Sunday, Everton’s inconsistencies showed once again as they suffered a loss to Bournemouth, while Arsenal blew a two-goal lead to draw against Watford.
Soccernet.ng takes a look at some of the talking points from last weekend’s round of action.
When the former Swansea loanee was given the No 9 jersey, one could sense the fear from Blues fans given how previous players who have don the jersey have fared.
Not since Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink as any player been convincing in the number nine jersey for Chelsea. The likes of Mateja Kezman, Hernan Crespo, Fernando Torres and Alvaro Morata are some of the names to have wear the number nine jersey, but none was able to deliver like Hasselbaink.
However, Tammy Abraham’s early form this season suggests Chelsea may finally have a perfect replacement for the Dutchman. While Tammy Abraham may not have the physique of the former Middlesbrough player, he has shown he shares his qualities which is an eye for goal.
The 21-year-old has shown that is 26 goals in the championship last season was not a fluke after he scored a hattrick in the Blues 5-2 win over Wolves.
His feat at the Molineux means he has now scored seven goals in his last three league matches and that puts him at the top of the League’s hotshots. If he continues in this form, then the Blues have found a perfect player to put an end to the cursed No 9 shirt.