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4 Biggest Surprises From Opening Weeks of Premier League 2018/19

There is no shortage of action in the Premier League, and it has been the same in the first few weeks of the 2018/19 season.

The opening four rounds of the league have thrown a number of surprises, which could have serious repercussions for parties involved. We take a look at major surprises from the ongoing season of the Premier League.

United’s terrible start to the season

Many expected Jose Mourinho to struggle this season, but no one saw the wheels coming off this early. The Portuguese manager finds himself under tremendous pressure after his side managed only six points from the first four games. Following a win over Burnley, they have climbed up to the tenth spot, but they are already six points behind Liverpool.

Watford’s perfect start

Watford is one of three sides to pick up maximum points from the first four games. The other two sides are – Liverpool and Chelsea. Last weekend, they achieved their an incredible 2-1 home win over Tottenham. It’s a huge improvement for Watford who looked lackluster under Javi Garcia last season. The Hornets have been uncharacteristically solid at the back and have conceded only three goals thus far.

Burnley candidates for relegation

Burley was arguably the biggest surprise in the Premier League last season as they registered an unprecedented seventh spot in the season-ending league table. However, they have endured a terrible start to the 18/19 season and have managed only one point in the first four games. Burnley’s success last season was built on a solid defense, but they have conceded nine goals in four games this season.

Burnley’s struggles can be attributed to their participation in Europa League qualifiers. Now, Dyche is faced with a huge challenge in the coming weeks.

The emergence of Matteo Guendouzi at Arsenal

Most of us hadn’t heard of Matteo Guendouzi before his £7m summer move from Lorient to Arsenal. The 19-year-old made such a huge impression in pre-season, that he was granted a starting spot against Manchester City on an opening day.

He was arguably Arsenal’s best player in the 2-0 defeat. Since then, he has started Arsenal’s all three games – Chelsea, West Ham, and Cardiff City His performance against the Hammers suggested that he still needs to learn a lot. However, one thing is clear – Arsenal has found a future star for quite cheap, by current standards.

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