Under what in any other circumstances would be a truly magnificentheadline-"Death by Lampard" Ugandan website Kawowo are reporting that a local footballer passed away after witnessing Frank Lampard score the equaliser against Chelsea on Sunday while wearing a Manchester City shirt.
Five things we learned from the Premier League this weekend - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
In what was quite an astonishing weekend in the Premier League, here are five things we learned:
The pundits were right about Liverpool
When Liverpool sold Luis Suarez this summer after qualifying for the Champions League, many predicted that they would struggle to juggle European commitments along with their Premier League obligations.
Manchester City 1-1 Chelsea Game in 10 Tweets is a post from: Just Football
For a spell over the summer there was the very real sense that the Premier League was set for a title race that could contain as many as five genuine participants. However, the early weeks of the season have seen Liverpool, Arsenal and Manchester United all display some obvious, and occasionally hilarious, inadequacies, and by the time Manchester City and Chelsea lined-up at the Etihad the match already seemed to be a face-off between the only two sides capable of winning the league.
Chelsea took a point from the Etihad this afternoon as a late strike from Frank Lampard (of all people!) levelled the scores after Andre Schurrle had given Chelsea the lead. On the whole, a draw is the right result. It was always going to be a tight, tense game with the stakes being so high, despite it being this early in the season.
I have gotten too old to have more crazy weekends. So it is great that the Premier League does it for me! This was indeed a footballing weekend in the Premier League that will be remembered a long time. Some of the "big" teams like Liverpool, Tottenham and Everton all forgot that you still need to play football against apparently smaller sides.
Four matches are kicking off today in the Premier League with the big clash featuring Manchester City versus Chelsea. A win for Jose Mourinho's side could push them eight points ahead of City, even at this early stage of the season.
For viewers in theUnited States, the games will be shown on:
Sunday, September 21:
Leicester City vsManchester United, 8:30am, CNBCand NBC Sports Live Extra; Jon Champion & Martin Keown Spurs vs West Brom, 8:30am, NBC Sports Live Extra; Tony Jones & Tony Gale Everton vsCrystal Palace, 11am, NBC Sports Live Extra; Phil Blacker & Barry Horne Manchester Cityvs Chelsea, 11am, NBCSN and Telemundoand NBC Sports Live Extra; Arlo White & Jim Beglin
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It's arguably, the biggest game of our season and at this early stage, Chelsea have a chance to move eight points clear of our title rivals. In order for that to happen, battles need to be won both on and off of the pitch!
It's games such as the one this afternoon where Jose Mourinho comes to the fore.
Can Manchester City stop Diego Costa? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Diego Costa has made a lightning start to life in the Premier League, following his £32 million switch during the summer transfer window. The Chelsea forward has proven unstoppable since his arrival and already he has seven goals in his first four league games.
There's little doubt who the star of Chelsea's superb start to the season is. Diego Costa's seven goals in his first ever four games for the Blues helped Mourinho's side to maximum points from their opening four fixtures in the Premier League. A ruthless striker was the missing ingredient from Chelsea's push towards the title last season with Fernando Torres, Demba Ba and Samuel Eto'o all failing to consistently find the back of he net.
Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho says that striker Diego Costa will return up front for Chelsea against Premier League champions Manchester City in a huge match on Sunday.
Costa has made a brilliant start to his Chelsea career, scoring seven times in four Premier League matches already. But the £32 million signing from Atletico Madrid was only a substitute in Wednesday night's 1-1 draw with Schalke as he his not ready to play more than one game a week, after aggrevating a hamstring problem while on international duty earlier this month.
Last weekend was a surreal one for me. I spent most of the afternoon in York, as well as the morning in Edinburgh and the evening in Manchester. It was surreal because I was there on a Premier League Saturday, but there was little to no evidence of anything Premier League-related going on in the country that is the home to the world's most popular sports league (and the birthplace of the game).