Chelsea and Tottenham set the pace

by Adam - August 24th, 2009. Filed under: Premier League.

Chelsea and Tottenham are continuing to set the pace in the Premier League after playing their third games of the season.

Both teams have played three matches and have won three matches. Other clubs that have a 100% record are Arsenal and Manchester City.

Tottenham are currently sitting at the top of the pile on goal difference from Chelsea.

Tottenham had a hard fought victory over West Ham coming from behind after a fantastic goal from Carton Cole.

Cole then turned the enemy as he played a hurrendous back pass and inform strike Jermaine Defoe pounced to smash in his fourth goal of the season.

The last goal of the match was also scored by an Englishman, Aaron Lennon firing in a goal in the 80th minute.

Carton Cole had many opportunities to score and will need to get firing if he wants to get to South Africa with England next year.

Chelsea kept up their record with a dominating performance against their London rivals Fulham.

Fulham set up to defend and did pretty well at keeping the attacking forces of Chelsea at bay. Fulham also had the first chance to score but Clint Dempsey spooned over from 8 yards.

Fulham’s resistance crumbled just before half time as Anelka slid a pass to Drogba who beat the offside trap and smashed it home.

The second half was similar to the first, Chelsea dominated but Bred Hangeland did extremly well in keeping Chelsea out for most of the second half.

Anelka capitalised from a Drogba pass and last season’s top goal scorer made no mistake in doubling Chelsea’s advantage.

Both sides have started the season well and will be looking to press on and try and stay at the top of the table.

Liverpool play Aston Villa at Anfield today, Liverpool picked up their first points after beating Stoke 4-0 in mid-week.

Last time Villa travelled to Anfield they lost 5-0, Martin O’Neill’s side are currently without any points and came off the back of a Europa League qualifing loss.

In other news Everton have given up on keeping Lescott and have accepted a bid of City in the region of 24m. He is currently having his medical at Eastlands.

I think that this is good business by David Moyes, altough he wanted to keep Lescott by holding out he’s got an extra 9m for him.

Everton’s season has started badly having lost their two opening league games. They lost at the weekend to Burnley.

I predicted that Burnley would win 1-0 and it turned out to be the correct result. I think that Burnley may do something like Hull did last season, a fantastic start and then fade away.

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