Last weekend in the Premier League we saw 30 goals with Manchester City getting 8 of those as they almost broke the Premier League record for biggest win. Arsenal came from behind with ten men to beat Aston Villa and Liverpool made it 6 wins from their opening six for the second successive season with a 2-1 win at Chelsea. VAR had its impact in disallowing a goal for Leicester before their second-half comeback against Spurs while Chelsea also had an equaliser chalked off at 1-0. Even if you think the margins are extremely harsh which in some cases they are, at the very least VAR is giving some form of consistency.
Midweek saw the 7 teams competing in Europe make their entrance to this season’s Carabao Cup. There were some surprises as Tottenham were beaten on penalties by League Two Colchester Town while penalties were also needed by Manchester United to see off Rochdale. The draw though produced some scintillating cup ties as Chelsea host Manchester United and Arsenal host Liverpool. Wow!