What we’ve learned about each Premier League team since the season resumed


After a lengthy wait, the Premier League finally returned, with Burnley the only side yet to feature.

While the league has yet to fully get back into gear, and games without fans in attendance will take some getting used to, there have been some intriguing encounters so far, with teams enduring mixed fortunes.

Here, Sportsmail takes a look at how each team has got on since the restart. 

There have been 11 games so far since the Premier League's long-awaited return to action

There have been 11 games so far since the Premier League’s long-awaited return to action

Arsenal – Restart disaster

Arsenal were the only unbeaten team in the Premier League in 2020, but have lost their first two games since the restart. 

Mikel Arteta had not tasted defeat in his first seven away games at the club, but lost twice on his travels in less than 72 hours. 

The Brighton defeat was Arsenal’s first at 3pm on a Saturday in five years.

Arsenal, who lost Bernd Leno to injury, have suffered two defeats since the league's restart

Arsenal, who lost Bernd Leno to injury, have suffered two defeats since the league’s restart

Aston Villa – Throwing it away

Aston Villa’s defeat by Chelsea on Sunday was the fifth Premier League game they have lost this season after scoring the first goal — two more than any other top-flight side. 

Villa have now failed to win any of their last 21 Premier League matches against teams starting the day in the top four.

Bournemouth – Defensive crisis

Bournemouth have lost seven Premier League games in 2020. No side has a worse record in the calendar year than Eddie Howe’s men.

The Cherries haven’t kept a clean sheet in their last 13 Premier League games, conceding 25. Their five-year spell in the Premier League is under serious threat.

Bournemouth are struggling defensively, with Eddie Howe's side in danger of being relegated

Bournemouth are struggling defensively, with Eddie Howe’s side in danger of being relegated

Brighton – A fresh start?

Brighton were the only winless Premier League side in 2020 before beating Arsenal on Saturday.

On top of this, the victory was only the second time in 58 Premier League matches that Brighton had come back to win after conceding the first goal. The victory was Brighton’s 100th at the Amex Stadium.

Burnley – Plucky underdogs

Burnley, who play Manchester City on Monday night, are on the longest unbeaten run in the division.

The Clarets haven’t lost in seven games, since January 11 — that’s 163 days ago. 

If they beat City on Monday night, they will become just the fourth team to win at both Manchester clubs in a Premier League season.

Burnley are on the longest unbeaten run in the division ahead of the clash v Manchester City

Burnley are on the longest unbeaten run in the division ahead of the clash v Manchester City

Chelsea – Giroud’s hot streak

The Blues are four games unbeaten and Sunday’s victory was a 10th in their last 11 Premier League matches against Aston Villa. 

Manager Frank Lampard was wise to pick Olivier Giroud at Villa Park — the Frenchman has now scored in each of his last seven games against Villa, scoring nine times.

Crystal Palace – Quick out the blocks

Crystal Palace were 2-0 up inside 23 minutes of the restart — the first time all season that they had scored more than once in the first half. 

On top of that, this was the first…



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