The English Premier League, La Liga, Ligue 1, and Bundesliga might be placed on maintain for 2 weeks as gamers journey elsewhere to compete on the worldwide stage. After that Chelsea will tackle Brentford, and Arsenal will tackle Crystal Palace on Saturday.
In the meantime, listed below are Chelsea and Arsenal early season report playing cards as each groups put together for his or her upcoming EPL match.
Place: 1st Factors: 16
Having delivered Champions League glory so early in his tenure, you probably did marvel the place Thomas Tuchel’s Chelsea might go subsequent.
However their superb begin to the Premier League season – sitting prime after seven video games, some extent away from Liverpool – exhibits there’s loads extra to perform.
Chelsea has been very spectacular up to now, recording 5 comfy wins, a draw at Liverpool enjoying with 10 males for 45 minutes, and with simply the one setback at residence to Man Metropolis.
Creativity oozes by the crew with Mateo Kovacic, Reece James, and Cesar Azpilicueta all among the many assists within the first seven video games.
The wins over Crystal Palace, Arsenal, Aston Villa, Tottenham, and Southampton have been ruthless – Tuchel’s Chelsea invariably will get the job carried out.
However general, Chelsea seems at each inch of the title contenders all of us anticipated them to be this season. They’ll have N’Golo Kante and Thiago Silva again after the worldwide as effectively, so can solely get stronger.
Place: 11th Factors: 10
The Gunners opening seven video games have been a whole combined bag. They began with three consecutive defeats – surprisingly to Brentford after which much less surprisingly to Chelsea and Man Metropolis (5-0).
This was then adopted by ground-out wins over Norwich and Burnley at first appeared to click on in that spectacular north London derby win over Tottenham.
The Gunners had been the inferior aspect in Saturday’s goalless draw at Brighton and stay an enigma with regards to assessing their route of journey proper now.
On the plus aspect, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is scoring objectives once more and the fluidity of their soccer to brush apart Spurs, with Bukayo Saka and Emile Smith Rowe majestic, provided a glimpse of what it might be like. Martin Odegaard has been fairly good.
However equally the objectives aren’t precisely flowing and the most effective sides are nonetheless going to inflict severe punishment on deference that hardly ever impressed confidence.
Again-to-back residence video games with Crystal Palace and Aston Villa after the internationals imply Arsenal have the prospect to kick on.