After a high-powered opening fixture, a 5 – 0 win for Manchester City v Liverpool, there were a lot of questions for the rest of the EPL’s “big teams” to answer.
How would they respond? Would there be any more game-changing red cards this weekend? And for Chelsea, were they really back to last season’s form, or were Everton just tired from the Europa league?
How would Chelsea line up at the King Power, with a big Champions League game on Tuesday? Would Eden Hazard finally return from injury? Would Danny Drinkwater start against his old side?
And everybody loves the internationals but… OK no that’s not true. If you’re a club with lots of players out with their national teams, the international break is a testing couple of weeks. Your players could come back injured or jet-lagged, or even a little mixed up from playing a different system. If your team were doing well before, they could easily lose momentum after the break. So did Chelsea have an international hang-over? […]