5 Things We Learned From Last Weekend's Football: Feat Liverpool, Chelsea & Villa

Week 3 of the Premier League summarised
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Week 3 of the Premier League summarised

1. Offside decisions are under intense scrutiny already this season. 

Last week saw Benteke score a goal that was wrongly allowed under new offside laws, but this week saw two goals disallowed in clearer circumstances. Firstly Wayne Rooney struck early against Newcastle United on Saturday, a goal which would have ended an 8 game drought for the Man United captain, and Twitter was furious. Monday night football saw Arsenal host Liverpool, and Aaron Ramsey thought he'd given his side the lead, only to see the linesman's flag hoisted in the air, much to his and Arsenal's frustration. 

2. Chelsea's new signing Pedro won't be wasting any time settling in. 

The Spanish international signed from Barcelona last week and made his debut in a 3-2 win against West Brom at the Hawthorns. Pedro was heavily linked with Man United for the past month, but elected to join Chelsea after boss Jose Mourinho moved for the wide man following their disappointing start. Pedro opened his Chelsea account to make it 1-0, before laying one on for Diego Costa as Chelsea held on to win after John Terry was sent off, bringing more focus to the Chelsea captain's future. Chelsea target John Stones has handed a transfer request in an attempt to push through a move to the champions.

3. Manchester City are showing no signs of letting up this early in the season. 

With victories over West Brom and champions Chelsea already under their belt, they powered to an impressive 2-0 victory over Everton at Goodison Park. Kolarov opened the scoring before Nasri added a superb second, with an outrageous assist from Yaya Toure, who looks in top form once again. Man City's pace on the counter attack is fuelled by the classy David Silva, much like the conductor of an orchestra he keeps everything in check and his creative ability is world class.

4. Adama Traore looks like a star. 

The former Barcelona man signed for Aston Villa this summer for £7 million and and made an impact as his pace and skill cut through the Crystal Palace defence to force an own goal. Traore was linked with Liverpool for some time before Villa moved for him, and in a team that struggled last season could be the creative spark that they desperately crave.

5. Philipe Coutinho has magic feet. 

The Brazilian dominated the first half against Arsenal and provided Benteke with a gilt edged chance before Cech pulled off a top drawer save. He also hit the bar and Cech tipped the ball onto the post after he turned Hector Bellerin inside out. Here's a video and a tweet to sum up Liverpool's love for the little Brazilian.