1. Arsenal have a Robin van Persie replacement

It only took them five years.

2. Jamie Vardy is really good at football

One of the best players around when it comes to running really fast and smashing the ball into the goal.

3. Liverpool still can’t defend set pieces

Jurgen Klopp had an entire pre-season to work on his side's fundamental flaw and decided Roberto Firmino was the best man to mark Stefano Okaka at a corner.

What did he think was going to happen?


4. Frank de Boer has a philosophy

There’s just one problem: his Crystal Palace squad aren’t good enough to implement it.

**Checks Next Manager to Leave market**

5. Spurs’ world-class left-back

No, not Danny Rose. The other one.

If Daniel Levy really won't sell Rose, then Chelsea and Manchester United should enquire about the availability of Ben Davies.

He’s too good not to be first choice.

6. The title race

One game in, and the Premier League trophy is already being dished out to one of the Manchester clubs.

Definitely not premature.

7. Pards on Sky

Was surprisingly sophisticated. Maybe it was the glasses.


8. David Silva’s hair

This is a little speculative, but there were a couple of misplaced passes against Brighton that wouldn’t have gone astray had he still been sporting a full head of hair.

9. The Nemanja Matic appreciation society

Didn't exist until last weekend.

And while Matic has undoubtedly made a fine start to his United career, let's wait until the season's end before we declare him the signing of the season.

10. Jonjo Shelvey's short fuse

Shelvey on Friday: "Sometimes I can lose my head and it can't keep happening."

Shelvey on Saturday:


Perhaps he should see a different psychologist.

11. Dele Alli is a wind-up merchant

With Diego Costa gone, is Alli the Premier League's new arch-sh*thouse?

12. Huddersfield have the league’s best German manager

If you’d asked 100 Premier League fans before the start of the season which German boss would mastermind an opening-weekend 3-0 win thanks to a perfect gegenpressing performance, how many would have said David Wagner?

The man’s a maestro.

13. Once a Blue...

You’d have to be a complete b****** not to have enjoyed Wayne Rooney’s re-debut goal.

Talk of an England recall after his first good performance in 12 months is premature, though.