Here’s a look back at the good, the bad, and the ugly from week three of the Premier League.
- Michel Vorm: The Swansea keeper had several top-notch saves that kept the Welsh side in the match, with Swansea earning another point.
- Edin Dzeko: With his four goals against Spurs, Dzeko continues his blistering start.
- Juan Mata: Welcome to the Premier League.
- Wigan: A solid start to the season that keeps the relegation zone safely away.
- Leon Best: A solid two-goal performance gives Newcastle hope for the post-Barton squad.
- Ashley Young: Wayne Rooney will receive most of the headlines after his hat trick. But Young’s two goals were just as scintillating.
- Tim Krul: The keeper had three superb second half saves to secure the three points for the Magpies.
- Liverpool: The offseason signings look like they are starting to gel.
- Wolverhampton Wanderers: Is European football in the future for this plucky club?
- Samir Nasri: An impressive first match for the newly signed City man. The combination of Nasri with David Silva makes the Blues attack that much more explosive.
- FOXSoccer.tv: Another week, another jeer. Normally, I don’t make it a habit of mocking those that know more about technology than I do, since I barely know how to turn on a computer. However, at this point, the situation has become laughable. Those who tried to log on and watch live matches on Saturday endured more of the same problems. Luckily Sunday’s matches went off without a hitch, so hopefully it will be smooth sailing from here on out.
- Luis Suarez: He would have made a bunch of fantasy owners very happy if he had slammed home his breakaway instead of lobbing it over the net.
- Steve Bruce: The clock on his dismissal is ticking.
- Swansea in the final third: Swansea looks like a top division club on the build up in all of their matches, but they still need work finishing if they want to avoid relegation.
- Arsenal backline: I don’t want to pile on the Gunners, but that was an embarrassing display against Manchester United.
- Ben Foster: The mix up between Foster and defender Gabriel Tamas gave Stoke a gift goal and continued West Brom’s tough start to the season.
- Fulham: Can somebody call Craven Cottage and let them know the Premier League season has started?
- Blackburn penalties: For a team that struggles to score points, it’s vital to convert penalty kicks. The fact that they missed two in a 0-1 loss is heartbreaking.
- The international break: Just as the Premier League kicks off with some intense and exciting matches, fans are now forced to go without club football for an almost unbearable two weeks.