Match day two of the English Premier League 2015/2016 season has come and gone. The season is now 5.2% complete and it’s still brutally early. The table is starting to take some form but it’s still way too early to mark a clear favorite. But with two matches gone groups of fans are falling into the emotional statuses of overjoyed, panicked, and still leary. But no matter what your clubs current spot in the table you must still either remain calm or bring yourself back down to earth, it’s early on.
Arsenal Fans can now relax until next week
After their opening loss to West Ham would would’ve sworn the Emirates had been destroyed and Arsene Wenger has quit. But it simply took a 2-1 win for Arsenal supporters to get back on board. Giroud’s strike in the 16th minute was SMASHING (Watch the goal) but it still took an own goal for Arsenal to win. But wins are wins and 3 points are all that matters and that’s what Arsenal got. So breathe easy for this week Arsenal fans, you’re headed in the right direction.
Manchester City Earn Top Spot
Chelsea came into the Etihad looking for a bounce back from their opening draw. It was obvious from the start that they didn’t get it. City were dominant in their first 45 minutes and, despite controversial calls, maintained that dominance through the second half. The 3-0 win put them atop the table for good reason. Their back line looks good, midfield has been solid, and Aguero looks on form as well. Captain Vincent Kompany’s comments following the win saying, “we still have a long way to go to lift the cup” shows City will be motivated this year. Their next game at Everton will be a great matchup.
Leichester City the Early Surprise
Only 4 teams have claimed six points out of their first 2 matches. Three of them would not surprise you; Liverpool, Manchester United, and Manchester City. But the fourth, Leicester, is a surprise to many. Their 2-1 win over West Ham will no doubt leave a buzz around King Power Stadium. But the club sits 2nd in the table early, which is still a great accomplishment. If they can grab 3 points from Tottenham, then this buzz will be real. Overall, I think this club have performed well over the first two games. But the next few fixtures will determine if this is more than a short run of good form.
Despite Manchester City being atop the table, Chelsea near the bottom, and Arsenal finding their feet; the season is still young. Whether your club is 1st or 20th you must still keep the faith. I still want to see Bournemouth claim 3 points so badly, but that will have to wait for Matchday three.
Bold Prediction: Vincent Kompany will still be the top scorer on Manchester City after Matchday three.