Nic Waycaster, 23 Sports

After Chelsea’s stalemate with the Hammers, Liverpool remain the only 100% team left in the Premier League. Chelsea’s front three led by Eden Hazard could not seem to get anything going against a pedestrian West Ham backline. Elsewhere, Spurs kick their losing habit, besting Brighton 2-1 at the Amex. Kane and Lamela made the scoresheet for the North Londoners who dominated the ball with 71% possession. The Gunners were also getting the job done on the other side of North London. In the middle of a pretty evenly matched game against Everton, Arsenal’s electric attack boasting Alexandre Lacazette and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang sparked two goals in as many minutes, albeit one of them blatantly offside. Unai Emery’s Arsenal side is quite underrated this year, and with the attacking power they possess, they could go toe-to-toe with any team on their day.

As expected, City smashed through Cardiff City with a plethora of different goalscorers in a 5-0 win away from the Etihad. The newly-promoted Bluebirds were simply outmatched by the defending champion Citizens and could not have possibly had high expectations at kickoff.

Speaking of high expectations, Manchester United disappointed their supporters again this weekend. A second half goal to Wolves secured a point at Old Trafford for the most impressive of the Premier League newcomers. How much longer will Manchester United supporters refrain from performing an Arsenal-esque coup? The possibility of Jose Mourinho being sacked is only intensified by the whispers about Real Madrid legend Zinedine Zidane waiting in the wings. The three-time Champions League winning manager is exactly what United fans believe they need.

While United continue to flounder, their biggest rivals are flourishing. The mighty Reds eased to a 3-0 halftime lead against Southampton and cruised through the second half. As a Liverpool supporter, it was quite a boring affair, but that’s exactly what they want when playing less talented teams. In fact, I remember a year or two ago, Reds fans were wishing their games were a little more boring. Losing to Crystal Palace while they’re rock bottom in the table is not fun. The difference between this year’s Liverpool team and the usual ultra-attacking Reds is defensive solidity. Liverpool leads the Premier League in clean sheets this season with four through six games. Thanks to this talented, organized backline, an improved midfield, and probably the best attack in Europe, the Reds are a legitimate threat in any competition this year.