Chelsea ended up title rivals Liverpool's perfect start to the Premier League season in an exciting 1-1 draw at Stamford Bridge. Champions Manchester City are top on Liverpool's goal difference, while Manchester United's 3-1 loss away to West Ham raised new questions about the future of manager Jose Mourinho at Old Trafford.
Below are five things we learned this weekend from the Premier League:
Sturridge saves the day
The strong challenge of Liverpool for a first title in 29 years seemed to suffer the first setback on Stamford Bridge thanks to more Eden Hazard magic for Chelsea.
But on a day when Liverpool's famous front three of Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane failed to shoot, Jurgen Klopp could take Daniel Sturridge off the bench to score a sensational dipping equalizer of 25 yards per minute to preserve the Reds. undefeated start of the Premier League season.
Sturridge now scored twice against his former club Chelsea and Paris Saint-Germain in three separate leagues despite limited chances this season, while moving back to a more regular role after three injury-ridden seasons since Klopp took the lead.
Even if he does not oust Firmino, Salah or Mane, the ex-England international has proved to be a very useful extra option for Klopp to appeal to the strength that is now available to the German.
In addition, Sturridge may have done enough to earn a recall in England when Gareth Southgate appoints his team later this week for links with the United Nations League with Croatia and Spain.
Mourinho's bizarre decisions
Jose Mourinho is desperate for answers to the stuttering form of Manchester United, but some of his decisions during a damaging West Ham defeat were surprising. Jesse Lingard and Alexis Sanchez were not even in the matchday, despite their attacking threat.
And Mourinho chose to defend Scott McTominay alongside Chris Smalling and Victor Lindelof. It followed the decision to play Ander Herrera as a provisional defender earlier this season against Tottenham.
And with the kind of former United defender Rio Ferdinad who says "must give something" at Old Trafford, there is a sense that Mourinho struggles for answers and time shortage.
Sterling justifies Guardiola's praise
A day after Pep Guardiola said he was now a "more mature" player, the seasoned Raheem Sterling did his best to live up to the words of the manager of the Manchester City.
He not only opened the score for the champions in a 2-0 victory at home at Brighton, he turned into Leroy Sane's cross just before half an hour, his precise pass to striker Sergio Aguero also put the cliché second goal in the 65th minute. City on.
Leno gets his chance
Drawn from Bayer Leverkusen for £ 19-million in the close-season, Bernd Leno had hoped to have an immediate impact with Arsenal, but the German goalkeeper was made to wait for his chance.
That moment arrived after a hamstring injury for Petr Cech in the 2-0 victory of Saturday at Watford.
Leno then produced a nice rescue to exclude Troy Deeney and to process the bombardment of the visitors. If he goes on like that, former Chelsea star Cech can have trouble getting his place back if his injury is healed.
Kane back in the groove
Due to its productive standards, Harry Kane's five-game run without a goal for club and country earlier this season amounted to a major drought and the headlines shouted of concern for Tottenham's striker.
After finishing as the top scorer of the World Cup during the run to the semi-finals in England, Kane became exhausted and possibly bothered by an injury after a few slight underperformances in the first weeks of the campaign.
But Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino stayed with his husband and the goals flow again.
Just after last weekend's win at Brighton, Kane struck twice while Tottenham on Saturday defeated to a 2-0 win over Huddersfield.
Kane & # 39; s first was a robber dog and the second a clinical penalty, but he had no doubt that he would be back in time for the crucial Champions League clash with Barcelona next week.
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