Even NINE England goals couldn’t quite remedy the pain of the first international break of the season.
But the Premier League is back, so let’s get straight to it.
You should all have received three peachy new transfers for September last Friday.
The likes of Teemu Pukki, Roberto Firmino and Raheem Sterling have all seen their prices rise the maximum amount of £0.4m already.
Pukki is flying – scoring at a rate you’d more expect from Mo Salah or Harry Kane – so don’t expect to see his rise stop any time soon.
At the other end of the spectrum Ryan Fraser, Jesse Lingard and a handful of others have all dropped £0.4m from their initial prices.
Remember price changes are a reflection on season form, not just their performances over the previous Game Week.
It’s all carried out by a simple mathematic formula, not chopped and changed manually by the minions in the Dream Team office.
Now for September – and it’s a busy month.
European football is back and the Carabao Cup reaches the third round, meaning the top six clubs are playing in three competitions across the next few weeks.
We dissect their fixtures with a fine tooth comb in this article, but the main learning to take is Man City could cause some serious damage.
They play Norwich, Shakhtar, Watford, Preston and Everton – not a single other top six side in sight – so Sterling and Kevin De Bruyne could cause some serious damage.
Wolves are an intriguing prospect too, with Willy Boly and Raul Jimenez two of the big points scorers so far after capitalising on their Europa League involvement.
Despite the club’s league form suffering both players are still producing big numbers and could play five times in the next two-and-a-half weeks.
As for this weekend, my hot tips point you in the direction of De Bruyne and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.
City go to Norwich wile Arsenal are at bottom of the table Watford. Opportunities for BIG scores, in other words.
And finally, just because, this is the best possible team at this very early stage:
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