2020/2021 ENGLISH PREMIER LEAGUE KICK OFF AS DEFENDING CHAMPION ESCAPE DEFEAT
The 2020/2021 English Premier League kicked off Saturday with the game between Crystal Palace and Southampton as Nigeria Eze, who was signed from QPR for £16m made his debut for the club alongside Belgium and Chelsea Michy Batshuayi who is on loan. The new players brought some freshness to the palace team to win 1-0.
In other games Arsenal gunned down Fulham that made a return to the Premier League 3-0, with former Chelsea winger Willian making his appearance for the gunners as leaving Chelsea.
Liverpool the defending Champion was almost defeated by newly promoted Leeds from the Championship, bur Liverpool escaped a dent with 4-3 victory. Liverpool Manager praised the efforts of Egyptian star, Mohammed Salah
“There have been a lot good performance for us from Mohamed Salah for sure, but this was one the better ones.” Klopp said.
Meanwhile, despite the defeat Leeds became the first promoted club to score three (3) goals at the home of the reigning champions since a Hull side, featuring Daniel Cousin and Geovani among others, lost 4-3 at Manchester United in 2008.
In the match played Monday, Chelsea played away defeating Brighton 3-1 with goals from Joginho, Reece James and Zouma , to kick off the season on a bright start.