The Premier League kicked off to an exciting start with Chelsea and Liverpool playing out a 1-1 draw at Stamford Bridge. Under the management of Mauricio Pochettino and with new squad additions, Chelsea initially struggled. Liverpool took control early, with a revitalised Luis Diaz taking advantage of a precise Mohamed Salah cross on the right.
Gradually, Chelsea found their momentum and levelled when Axel Disasi exploited the defence, scoring in the 37th minute. A potential goal from Ben Chilwell was later ruled offside. Both teams displayed moments of brilliance, although their performances highlighted the need for further reinforcements before the transfer window closes.
In another game, Brentford and Tottenham, missing key forwards, finished with a 2-2 draw with all goals scored in the first half. Ange Postecoglou, Tottenham’s new coach, saw his team take the lead in the 11th minute, but Brentford quickly responded through Bryan Mbeumo and Yoane Wissa. Emerson leveled for Spurs just before halftime, and surprisingly, no more goals were scored.
Meanwhile, Arsenal began their season with a 2-1 win over Nottingham Forest at the Emirates Stadium, propelled by goals from Eddie Nketiah and Bukayo Saka. Despite early dominance, Mikel Arteta’s team conceded a late goal by Taiwo Awoniyi but held off further threats.
Newcastle United made an impressive start to their season, defeating Aston Villa 5-1. New signings Sandro Tonali and Harvey Barnes made an impact, while Alexander Isak scored twice and Callum Wilson also found the net.
Despite some prominent player changes, Brighton outperformed newly-promoted Luton Town with a 4-1 win at home. Goals from Solly March, Joao Pedro, Simon Adingra, and youngster Evan Ferguson secured the win. Luton’s consolation came from a Carlton Morris penalty.
Sheffield United experienced the intensity of the Premier League, losing 1-0 to Crystal Palace, who dominated possession and secured their winner through Odsonne Edouard in the 49th minute.
West Ham seemed poised for a win against Bournemouth with Jarrod Bowen’s brilliance in the 51st minute. Dominic Solanke’s timely response in the 82nd minute resulted in a draw on Andoni Iraola’s managerial debut for Bournemouth.
Everton missed opportunities, leading to Fulham’s 1-0 victory at Goodison Park through Bobby Decordova-Reid’s 75th-minute finish.
Manchester City began their title defence by defeating newly-promoted Burnley 3-0. Rodri added the third goal, though Burnley’s performance suggested they might be the most prepared among the promoted teams to tackle the challenges of the Premier League.