Traditionally, the match-day played during a week of European competition [VIDEO] is tougher for the teams competing in those tournaments. Thus, it has not been a huge surprise that Chelsea was unable to break West Ham and therefore they ended with a 0-0 that shouldn't be received as a bad result.

However, the flying-start that Liverpool has done is great. The team have won all their matches and will visit Stamford Bridge next weekend, noted the Independent. It shows clearly that in this Premier League the eventual champions will probably reach a higher score than the average in other seasons.

Indeed, Manchester City is in second place after thrashing Cardiff and despite their defeat against Lyon at the Champions League, they are not showing signs of weakness.

They remain the powerful force that shone during last season.

Arsenal keep their upward trend

Finally, the Londoners [VIDEO]are assimilating ideas from the new manager, Unai Emery, and they have won their last five matches. Certainly, it will be harder rivals than Everton, nonetheless, a midfield integrated by talented players such as Torreira, Xhaka, Ramsey and Ozil might be the better way to close the gap with the top teams of the competition.

Manchester United should be one of the candidates to win the Premier League, and yet they are failing to show their credentials. Nowadays, they look like a shadow of a once great squad, especially in defence. Having conceded nine goals in just six matches, in spite of the good performances by De Gea, is a clear sign that Mourinho's players must improve in that field.

On the other hand, Tottenham Hotspur has found the victory path after three defeats in a row, a period that is the worst in the story of Pochettino as the team's coach. The Guardian noted that Kane ended his goal drought with a penalty, and Lamela, who noted recently that not just the striker but the others must also score, had his reward with the second of the afternoon.

Liverpool are feared in Europe

Although the sale of Coutinho was seen among the fans as an irreplaceable loss, since then, the team has kept rising and apparently, there are no limits for Klopp's team. In fact, it was only the German coach who didn't look worried about the exit of the Brazilian he preferred to bring a central defender to reinforce the team.

Suddenly, it became clear that Van Dijk is one of the best in his position, and along with him, Joe Gomez, Alexander-Arnold and Robertson have been improving in the last months. Perhaps the difference with the last year is the deepness in the bench, with players such as Shaqiri, Sturridge, Fabinho or Keita in a good shape to play at any time required.

Even though reaching a final of the Champions League might be seen as the peak of a team, their amazing performance against PSG showed that Liverpool is capable of consolidating themselves as the European elite, as historically they have been.