Reigning Premier League Champions, Manchester City made a statement of intent in their bid to retain the title for a fourth successive season. Newly promoted Burnley were no match for Pep Guardiola’s men, as Vincent Kompany started life as a Premier League manager with a defeat to his former Boss.
Erling Haaland picked up from where he left off last season with two first half goals to get off the mark this term, Rodri added a third to complete a comfortable 3-0 win on Friday Night.
Elsewhere, last season runners-up Arsenal started with a 2-1 win against Nottingham Forest in Saturday’s early kick-off. First half goals from Eddie Nketiah and Bukayo Saka put the Gunners two goals ahead before Taiwo Awoniyi came off the bench in the second half to halve the deficit for the visitors at the Emirates stadium.
On Sunday, Chelsea will host Liverpool in the star fixture of the opening match day at the Stamford Bridge. Mauricio Pochettino will be hoping to start his Chelsea reign with a big win against the 2019/20 winners.