Sergio Aguero with his Manchester City, dominates the ranking of the best of the day. Gunnar Solskjaer and Mauricio Pochettino disappoint, among the most incredible flops.
MANCHESTER CITY AND AGUERO HUNGRY
Sergio Aguero brought his score to 400 career goals in Manchester City’s 3-1 victory over Bournemouth, of which 235 with his current team. The Argentine has never managed to be part of the PFA team of the year that recognizes the top 11 of Premier, but with this start to the season, one place is certainly guaranteed.
Kevin De Bruyne is back in shape and with David Silva they form a devastating pair. Both served an assist-goal apiece for Aguero on Sunday.
There are four goals in three games for Aguero, aided by Gabriel Jesus’s injury which in fact gave him more space on the pitch.
Manchester United’s 4-0 win over Chelsea had brought optimism back to Old Trafford after years of ups and downs.
Three days from the start, that optimism seems to have vanished again, after the heavy Saturday home defeat and the second-day draw. The United needs something more, the fans demand it and the results prove it, but Solskjaer has no solutions.
With Luke Shaw and Anthony Martial both struggling with muscle injuries, the much-discussed summer training regime also seems flawed. The crisis is never too far from Manchester and the British leadership asks to return to winning.
There had been growing excitement about the Gunners’ prospects after winning the first two games, but the team’s reaction to Anfield opened a debate about the future. Are they on the right track or do they repeat the same mistakes?
Unai Emery’s decision to ask her team to play the ball from behind proved to be a mistake against Liverpool, probably the best team in Europe.
Does Emery have the merit of being faithful to his principles? If the match had gone differently, we would have indicated the strategy as a masterstroke of Emery. Instead, the defeat sparked the press that accused the coach of repeating the mistakes of his predecessor.
The warning signs had been highlighted for Tottenham against Aston Villa, but the Pochettino boys had escaped it. The miracle was not repeated against Newcastle who deservedly snatched the three points from the hosts. These are the words of Pochettino at the end of the match
“We have not created. We had possession, we dominated, but we didn’t create enough possibilities. We never found the ability to break the defensive line. “
Pochettino is clearly unhappy that the European market has closed without excellent grafts and that this can clearly obscure the first part of the Spurs season.
GO GO CHELSEA!
From the oldest Premier League coach to the youngest, Chelsea boss Frank Lampard also got his first win with a 3-2 win over Norwich at Carrow Road. His team had to take command of the match three times to secure the three points at stake on Tammy Abraham’s big afternoon. The young Blues striker scored twice and obtained redemption after the European Super Cup final.
Abraham has been the subject of many comments and analyzes since he became the Chelsea striker. This period could be a turning point for him.