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101’s top five Premier League goals of the week, including strike from Chelsea star

101’s top five Premier League goals of the week, including strike from Chelsea star

The opening weekend of the 2021/22 Premier League season is now behind us.

It was the first set of games that saw fans allowed to return at full capacity since back in March of 2020, and those present were certainly treated to some spectacular goals.

There were 34 goals scored across the English top-flight this past weekend, with not a single tie ending goalless.

And now, 101 have picked out our top five from the 34 scored in game week 1.

Cucho Hernandez vs Aston Villa

Watford’s return to the Premier League began in style.

The Hornets played host to Aston Villa, a side no doubt eager to push for European football this season after finishing 11th the campaign prior.

Dean Smith’s side fell to a 3-2 defeat on the opening weekend, however, with Watford’s 3rd of the day a particular highlight.

Cucho Hernandez received the ball on the left flank, burst forward and then cut inside before bending a superb effort past Emiliano Martinez from the edge of the box.

Mohamed Salah vs Norwich

Like their 2019/20 title-winning season, Liverpool got this campaign up and running against Norwich.

And like two campaigns ago, the Reds would come out on top against the Canaries.

Diogo Jota and Roberto Firmino had the game all but wrapped up after 65 minutes, but it would be Mohamed Salah’s 74th-minute effort that stole the show:

Luke Ayling vs Manchester United

The opening weekend of the 2021/22 season will be one to forget for most Leeds players.

Marcelo Bielsa’s side would fall to a 5-1 defeat against bitter rivals Manchester United.

The Whites’ one saving grace came shortly after the break in the form of a Luke Ayling thunderbolt:

Trevoh Chalobah vs Crystal Palace

After an impressive pre-season, Trevoh Chalobah was able to play his way into Thomas Tuchel’s plans for Chelsea’s season-opener.

The Blues would beat Crystal Palace 3-0 at Stamford Bridge, with Chalobah’s long-range effort capping off the scoring on the day.

What made the goal even more special was that it came on the centre-back’s Premier League debut:

Heung-min Son vs Manchester City

Finally, Heung-min Son’s effort against Manchester City of course made it onto our list.

The South Korean’s precise, powerful, curling effort was a huge goal for Spurs, earning them a 1-0 victory over the current champions, Manchester City.

It also proved that the Lilywhites are not just a one-man team, and can still function without the services of Harry Kane.

Read more:

Chelsea and Manchester United dominate in 101’s Team of the Week

This article was edited by Ben Browning.

Chelsea betting odds, next game:

Watford vs Chelsea odds: result, both teams to score, correct score & goalscorers

Watford vs Chelsea Full time result
Watford vs Chelsea Result/Both teams score Yes No
Watford 16/1 14/1
Chelsea 11/5
Draw 13/2 12/1
Watford vs Chelsea Correct Score
Watford vs Chelsea Goalscorers First Last Anytime
Romelu Lukaku7/5 7/5 4/6
Kai Havertz9/4 9/4 21/20
Callum Hudson-Odoi10/3 10/3 7/5
Hakim Ziyech10/3 10/3 7/5
Timo Werner10/3 10/3 7/5

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Premier League table

# Team MP D P
1 Chelsea FC 13 26 30
2 Manchester City 13 20 29
3 Liverpool FC 13 28 28
4 West Ham United 13 8 23
5 Arsenal FC 13 -2 23
6 Wolverhampton Wanderers 13 0 20
7 Tottenham Hotspur 12 -6 19
8 Manchester United 13 -1 18
9 Brighton & Hove Albion 13 -2 18
10 Leicester City 13 -3 18
11 Crystal Palace 13 0 16
12 Brentford FC 13 0 16
13 Aston Villa 13 -3 16
14 Everton FC 13 -4 15
15 Southampton FC 13 -7 14
16 Watford FC 13 -6 13
17 Leeds United 13 -8 12
18 Burnley FC 12 -6 9
19 Norwich City 13 -20 9
20 Newcastle United 13 -14 6

Premier League 21/22

Player Team Goals
Salah, Mohamed Liverpool FC 11
Vardy, Jamie Leicester City 9
Mane, Sadio Liverpool FC 7
Jota, Diogo Liverpool FC 7
Antonio, Michail West Ham United 6
Raphinha Leeds United 6
Dennis, Emmanuel Watford FC 5
King, Joshua Watford FC 5
Pukki, Teemu Norwich City 5
Wilson, Callum Newcastle United 5
Cornet, Maxwel Burnley FC 5
Sarr, Ismaila Watford FC 5
James, Reece Chelsea FC 4
Fernandes, Bruno Manchester United 4
Gallagher, Conor Crystal Palace 4
Ronaldo, Cristiano Manchester United 4
Toney, Ivan Brentford FC 4
Smith-Rowe, Emile Arsenal FC 4
Benteke, Christian Crystal Palace 4
Aubameyang, Pierre-Emerick Arsenal FC 4