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Ledley's Talking Points: Blistering Starts, Scottish Surprises and Century Old Records

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Winners

21 players found a full house this week, but it was Owls1867 who took the top prize in the weekly league table with the best goal difference of +17. The Pars Club are our team winners this week with 29 correct predictions and 109 points.

Our Wildcard winners this week are Wizard of Ozil and Gumbos Gems, each winning a £10 free bet for every player. 

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Ledley King's Talking Points

Liverpool maintained their 100% record with a 2-1 win against Spurs. “This was by far the best performance of the season,” said Jurgen Klopp, as the Reds win their opening five games of the season for the first time since 1990. It's the first time since 1908 that two sides have won their opening five games in the top flight.

Man Utd showed glimpses of their attacking potential in their 2-1 victory at Vicarage Road against a previously unbeaten Watford. United scored twice in three first-half minutes to take the lead, and held on despite a spirited fightback from the Hornets.

West Ham are off the mark with their first win of the season thanks to a goal from Arnautovic and a Yarmolenko brace. The 3-1 victory meant that Manual Pellegrini, who was celebrating his 65th birthday, avoided becoming the first Hammers manager to suffer five straight defeats at the start of a campaign. 

Bournemouth continued their impressive start to the season as Ryan Fraser scored twice and set up another in their 4-2 win over Leicester. The Cherries have taken 10 points from their opening five games, while Leicester slipped to a second successive defeat.

Bristol City moved into third place in the Championship after their fourth win on the bounce. Marley Watkins’ header in the 81st minute was the only goal of the game, ending the Blades' run and putting the Robins just one point off top spot.

Reading earned their first win of the season as a late winner from Leandro Bacuna made it 3-2 after Preston had equalised with 15 minutes to play. The result meant the Royals leapfrog Preston on the goal difference, but both clubs remain in the relegation zone with 5 points each.

Hearts got five points clear at the top of the Scottish Premier league after Steven Naismith fired home the only goal in their clash with Motherwell. There’s a long, long way to go, but Hearts manager Craig Levein answered “anything is possible,” when asked about his side’s title chances.

Stats

Top 6 Selected Banker

Chelsea 4-1
Man City 3-0
Rangers 4-0
Everton 1-3
Brentford 2-0
Preston 2-3

Top 6 Selected Draws

Huddersfield 0-1
Wolves 1-0
Bristol C 1-0
Rotherham 1-0
Newcastle 1-2
Bournemouth  4-2 

Bonus Points

Yeovil 6-0
Rangers 4-0

Good luck to all of you in Matchweek 8!