Chelsea meanwhile took control at home to Stoke with Malouda scoring a well taken goal. Lampard missed a penalty early, however the result was never in doubt as Chelsea are the only team who have taken all 9 points this season. The only concern for Ancelotti will be the injury to star midfielder Frank Lampard. The Englishman now has a hernia injury and could require surgery.
Arsenal have also started their campaign well with another 3 points this time away to Blackburn. Having taken an early lead through Walcott, Blackburn levelled the score midway through the first half however an Arshavin strike gave the gunners their second win of the season. Wenger is confident that his young side has what it takes this season to challenge for all trophies and hopes to end his 6 year drought for some silverware.
Manchester City blew a great chance to get off to a flying start going down 1-0 to Sunderland at the Stadium of Light. In what is the biggest shock this season City struggled to find the net on numerous occasions. Steve Bruce has brought in a number of changes to his squad over the summer however it was his star striker from last season Darren Bend that scored the only goal in a 1-0 victory to the Black Cats. Pressure is mounting on Mancini after an indifferent start to the season where only success will be tolerated.
Spurs also struggled after securing their spot in the Champions league Group stages. Having won in mid week, Tottenham couldn't keep up as Wigan stunned the home support with a late strike to win the game 1-0. Meanwhile Liverpool had their first victory of the season with a Torres Volley winning 1-0 to Hodgsons relief. Aston Villa saw off a determined Everton 1-0 thanks to a Luke Young strike. Wolves and Newcastle shared the points in the midlands whilst Bolton hosted Birmingham in what ended in a thrilling 2-2 draw. Blackpool were unlucky as they lead with minutes to go at home to Fulham only to be pegged back in a game that ended 2-2.