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Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Premier League - After Matchday 4

No big surprises last weekend, the favorites were on the mark, and although United were second best in their game against Arsenal they managed to come out from it claiming all three points. The fact that Arsenal's midfielder Abou Diaby was the best player Sir Alex had on the pitch that afternoon speaks for itself.

Chelsea won easily their home fixture against Burnley, but the score could have gone into double digits if it wasn’t for Burnley’s Danish goalkeeper, Jensen, who managed to block anything the Blues threw to him, except the three goals :)

Liverpool won away, at Bolton, however, they failed to impress one more time. Coming from behind, twice, the reds must be extremely happy for pulling this one, but Benitez is still far away from lining up a squad that can challenge realistically for title. I must say though that Glenn Johnson looks like the real deal, with two goals and two assists in the first four games. On the other end is veteran Jamie Carragher.

Manchester City stuffed Portsmouth away, to win three out of three, but the real tests are still ahead for the Citizens. Same thing for Tottenham who share the first spot with Chelsea and are off to their best start in 49 years. The Spurs will dearly miss Luka Modric, the Croatian international being diagnosed with a broke bone in his feet and sidelined for at least 6-7 weeks.

Everton secured their first three points of the campaign wit a late penalty against Wigan and Martinez must replicate soon the success they had in the debut day, at Villa, if he wants to beat the odds who placed him on top of the sacking race list.

The Premier League takes a break this weekend due to international calendar, and will return on September 12.