The Premier League roared back into action over the weekend — and we have all the fallout from a frantic set of opening fixtures.
Chelsea starlet Trevoh Chalobah and Manchester United’s midfielders are in the spotlight, while we also round up the latest transfer news and look ahead to the midweek Champions League qualifiers.
Back with a bang
With 34 goals spread across the opening 10 fixtures, it is fair to say English football’s top tier returned with a bang.
The most dominant performance of the weekend came at Old Trafford, where Manchester United ran riot against old foes Leeds.
Bruno Fernandes notched a hat-trick while Paul Pogba laid on four assists in the 5-1 romp.
As the dust settles on a match to remember, we put the midfield duo under the microscope today.
Elsewhere, Chelsea’s convincing 3-0 win over Crystal Palace did not raise many eyebrows but the name of their third scorer certainly did.
We take a closer look at 22-year-old Chalobah — brother of ex-Blues midfielder Nathaniel — who netted a wonderful goal to crown an unexpected league debut on Saturday afternoon.
The rumour mill
Although the action on the pitch is back, there is still plenty of transfer drama set to play out off it before the summer window slams shut.
Lionel Messi’s high-profile arrival at Paris Saint-Germain could yet prove the catalyst for Kylian Mbappe to leave the French capital.
Mbappe has long been linked with Real Madrid and our daily Transfer Talk column has the latest on the Frenchman’s future — and a whole lot more.
Champions League qualifiers
The good times keep on rolling for European football fans with the Champions League group stage draw taking place next week.
Before that can go ahead, there is the small matter of six qualifiers to be settled in order to complete the 32-team line-up.
With the likes of Monaco, Shakhtar Donetsk, Benfica and PSV all in action, we have rounded up six things to keep an eye out for during this week’s clashes.
And there is more
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