After a summer of frustration and a pre-season of speculation, the opening week of the campaign couldn’t have gone any better for Joe Hart.
Aston Villa winger Marc Albrighton burst onto the scene at the weekend in his full debut with a performance against West Ham that was full of talent and exuberance. He is set to feature again against Newcastle and is the Attacking Player to watch this week.
The Insider Eye has spent the week in enforced isolation after failing to predict Blackpool's win over Wigan. Four days of solitude and meditation later here is what it foresees.
The most drawn out transfer of the summer was finally completed on Wednesday as James Milner signed for Manchester City with around £16m and Stephen Ireland moving in the other direction.
Chelsea and Blackpool players feature heavily in the opening Team of the Week of the season as they kick-started their 2010/11 campaign's with big wins.
Welcome to the Chilli Guide - our weekly guide to which players you should be looking to bring into your team and who you should be avoiding. Who decides on the chillis and snowflakes? you may ask. You do - the guide is based on the number of times a player is transferred in and out, by you the Fantasy League Classic managers.
Former Inter Milan striker Mario Balotelli was today unveiled by Manchester City in what is turning out to be a busy day for the club. The 20-year-old signed on Friday and is soon to be followed by Aston Villa midfielder James Milner while Stephen Ireland and Craig Bellamy have headed in the other direction.
Midfield magician Paul Scholes scored four points last night as Manchester United opened their campaign with a comfortable 3-0 win over Newcastle.
Each week the Goals Guide will take a look back at the weekend's action, review all the goals and explain any dubious assists. Blackpool shocked the Premier League and made all the headlines over the opening weekend with a fine 4-0 win over Wigan. There were also big wins for Chelsea and Aston Villa.
Chelsea powerhouse Didier Drogba was the top points scoring player from the opening weekend as the reigning champions destroyed new-boys West Brom 6-0.
Tottenham and Manchester City kick-start the 2010-11 Premier League season with a mouth-watering encounter at White Hart Lane at 12:45 on Saturday. Read the latest team news on that and the rest of the opening weekend fixtures.
After missing over half of last season though injury, Everton centre-back Phil Jagielka is back and raring to go for the new season. The Toffees start against a weak Blackburn attack on Saturday so he is the Defensive Player of the week.