We always expect an entertaining week of football when it comprises of Premier League games, but to be honest none of us expected the first two games of the season to end with scorelines of 4-3 and 3-3, and that’s just the season in the making.
Although we saw so many dream debutants all over England, we look into the eleven that impressed us the most in the first weekend of Premier League 2017/18.
Jonas Lossl (Huddersfield Town): The Danish goalkeeper had a dream debut for Wagner’s men as Huddersfield began their historic journey in the Premier League with a 3-0 away win over Crystal Palace. As it stands, Lossl seems to be a very important asset for the side in the long run and might just be a costly miss for Mainz.
Kyle Walker (Manchester City): Walker was under immense pressure after his record move from London, but he showed confidence over the hour and produced a clean sheet as he was clinical in intercepting the ball which broke the deadlock.
Mathias Jorgensen (Huddersfield Town): Jorgensen was the other Danish to arrive for the West Yorkshire club and he was also clinical in the win. He had been involved in six clearances and three blocks all game.
Ahmed Hegazi (West Brom): The wonder that Tony Pulis has been. Brings in a centre-back and he happens to be the goal scorer too that apparently wins the game. Wish all the sides had a Pulis as their defense coach.
Miguel Britos (Watford): Britos was a constant threat from the left-hand side of the pitch and the biggest reason why Mohammed Salah couldn’t score more than one goal. Oh, by the way, he scored the equalizer in the 95th minute to earn one crucial point.
Mohammed Salah (Liverpool): The Egyptian winger earned a penalty which was successfully converted by Firmino and then scored from a Firmino miss-pass towards goal. On the whole an excellent Premier League debut for Salah.
Nemanja Matic (Manchester United): Matic, arguably the signing of this Premier League season, showed yet again why he is the most important player for Manchester United as he is the player Mourinho embraces. United fans just might be thinking of the biggest silverware in England, but it’s a long wait.
Mousa Dembele (Tottenham Hotspur): Dembele showed why he is still the most important Spurs player in the side as he had a 97% pass completion statistic which automatically answered the question to a few eyebrows being raised when Pochettino preferred him to Wanyama.
Dele Alli (Tottenham Hotspur): Won’t be surprised if he lines up for Barcelona next month as he is arguably the best thing that England could dream off in the past decade. The World Cup is next year and Dele Alli might just be the asset that can help England get some silverware.
Romelu Lukaku (Manchester United): The costliest buy in the Premier League this season proved within the first half an hour why he demanded that wealth. Lukaku is the perfect mixture of United’s and Mourinho’s philosophy and it would be a miracle if he fails to flourish beyond this point.
Jamie Vardy(Leicester City): Remember the most prolific poacher a couple of seasons back when the low profile club from Leicester lifted the Premier League title? Well, he apparently played like one when he was Vardy of the 2015-16 season. He scored 24 in that season, let’s hope he can replicate that performance this time around.
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