Following seven points from their opening three matches, top four should easily be obtainable for Chelsea who come into this season as the champions of Europe. Thomas Tuchel’s side comfortably beat the likes of Crystal Palace and Arsenal in their opening two matches, before drawing 1-1 at Anfield against Liverpool last time out, despite conceding to a Mo Salah penalty which resulted in a Reece James red card before half-time. Tuchel’s men showed grit and resilience and comfortably saw the game out for a point in difficult circumstances.
Aston Villa will be hoping that their new signings can gel sooner rather than later, as they have managed four points from three matches against Watford, Newcastle and Brentford. The Likes of Danny Ings and Emiliano Buendia have shown promising early signs, with the former Southampton man firing in two goals and assisting one, whilst the Argentinian managed a superb equaliser last time out at home to Brentford.
Wolverhampton Wanderers can count themselves unlucky to not have any points so far this season following three 1-0 losses to Leicester City, Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester United, as Bruno Lage’s side have created the majority of the chances without an end product. If this pattern continues to develop then there is every chance that they will find themselves in the bottom half in back-to-back seasons.
Crystal Palace have had a slow start to their league campaign under Patrick Vieira who has attempted to regenerate their squad. The Arsenal legend has seen his team be hammered at Stamford Bridge against Chelsea, before drawing 0-0 and 2-2 with Brentford and West Ham with Conor Gallagher scoring a brace against the Irons in a match where the Eagles were largely outplayed. Unless improvements are made both play style and results-wise, then Palace could be relegated from the top flight for the first time since 2005.