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EPL roundup from the weekend

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Every football club from the 'Big Six' got all three points except for Chelsea as the new season got off to a roaring start. Liverpool and Manchester City came out all guns blazing as expected and swept aside their opponents quite effortlessly. 

Saturday’s fixtures (10 Aug)

Liverpool 4 Norwich 0

West Ham 0 Man City 5

Watford 0 Brighton 3

Bournemouth 1 Sheffield 1

Burnley 3 Southampton 0

Palace 0 Everton 0

Sunday’s fixtures (11 Aug)

Spurs 3 Villa 1

Leicester 0 Wolves 0

Newcastle 0 Arsenal 1

Man Utd 4 Chelsea 0


Editor's thoughts: Manchester City and Liverpool started the new season with all guns blazing to nobody's surprise and the onus is on the other clubs to keep pace with them. The rest of the "Big Six" managed to do just that with the exception of Chelsea who were exposed by Ole's Manchester United. If Man United is in a bad place right now, I hate to be where Chelsea is. With their star player Eden Hazard gone and slapped with a transfer ban, it was probably the worst time to lose your manager as well. Frank Lampard may be a short term feel good solution but it does not make his job any easier. He will perhaps get more time and patience from the board and fans alike given the circumstances but there will still be a tipping point when his job will not be safe, given the history of Chelsea's employment records. Manchester United will be careful not to get carried away as there were large chunks in the first half where it looked like Chelsea could tear them apart. The penalty helped to calm their nerves and provided a platform for them to stabilise the ship. Will the "Big Six" still be where they are come Christmas? Your guess is as good as mine. 

Gary Yang is a myActiveSG Editor and Presenter. Gary started his career as a suit cum copywriter at an advertising agency, followed by a successful stint in Corporate Communications with Singapore Press Holdings and Asia Pacific Breweries, before eventually joining the editorial team at Sport Singapore. He now turns his attention to fitness and wellness headlines and sniffing out news angles in the sporting arena.