Football returns as the international break concludes

The games pick up where they left off two weeks ago, giving us an exciting Saturday and Sunday morning.

Okay, as much as I hate saying it, maybe I was wrong. Maybe Chelsea will win the league title. They have been phenomenal, winning all four games they have played. Diego Costa has scored seven goals so far, the most in the league. He can only get better. Chelsea rolled over Swansea in a 4-2 win, seeing Costa getting a hat-trick and new signing Loic Remy getting his first goal as a Blue.

Manchester United finally got its first win against the newly promoted Queens Park Rangers. The Red Devils looked great with the addition of Angel Di Maria and Daley Blind, but it was QPR, a very weak side. Di Maria played like an angel that game, bringing so much control and skill to the game, but I honestly don’t think he can keep it up. Once United gets used to each other, they will be impossible to beat.

Another team that got its first win was Everton. Romelu Lukaku opened up his account with a stunner. Honestly, I think it really should be the goal of the week. The Blues of Merseyside dominated West Brom, winning the game 2-0. Young defender John Stones along with American goalkeeper Tim Howard really helped keep the shut out for Everton. I hope to see more of him this season, he really deserves a shot as one of the two centre backs.

In a weird turn of events, Aston Villa beat Liverpool (or Liverhampton as some refer to them) 1-0. The game saw Mario Balotelli play for the reds, but he is no Suarez. Liverpool will have a tough time getting the goals they need to compete for a top five position, so I’m sticking to my prediction of seventh place for them.

Finally, I think Southampton played amazing against Newcastle. I thought it would be a closer game, seeing as Southampton has lost the majority of its starters from last year, but they played with a passion for football, and you’ve got to respect that. Downing Newcastle 4-0, I’m surprised manager Alan Pardew still has a job. He isn’t managing Newcastle well, because they don’t have a bad squad.

I was so happy to have my football back this weekend after the international break. It was awesome waking up early and watching the beautiful game across my network of televisions, laptops, and phones, watching as many games as possible.