Concentrating on a solid defence seems to be frowned upon these days. Purists are on a constant search for attacking football nirvana, but leaking goals never got anyone anywhere especially when there are clean sheets to be won.
North London duo Aaron Ramsey and Gylfi Sigurdsson were the top scoring players at the weekend with six points apiece. The midfield marvels both bagged a brace for rivals Arsenal and Tottenham.
The Premier League returns on Saturday and fans will get their first chance to see their club's new arrivals following the drama of transfer deadline day.
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Swansea defender Ben Davies was the unlikely top scoring player at the weekend with six points. The young Welshman kept a clean sheet and opened the scoring in the win over West Brom.
Arsenal have received a boost ahead of Sunday's North London derby by the return of centre-back Laurent Koscielny from suspension. Fellow centre-backs Kolo Toure and Matija Nastasic also get a mention.
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Cardiff City pulled off a stunning 3-2 win over Manchester City on Sunday and hardworking poacher Fraizer Campbell scored eight points. Campbell took advantage of some lacklustre defending to grab a brace and an assist.
Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany has been ruled out of the trip to newly promoted Cardiff City on Sunday. The Belgian defender injured his groin in Monday night's demolition of Newcastle.
Defending champions Manchester United started their title defence in style with Robin van Persie and Danny Welbeck scoring six points each. Christian Benteke also impressed on the opening day.
The transfer talk this summer has been all about Gareth Bale, Luis Suarez and Wayne Rooney, but none are expected to start when the new Premier League season begins.
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