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Chelsea commenced their Premier league season with an easy 2-0 away win over Wigan Athletic,reigning champions Manchester City came from behind to secure a 3-2 home win over newly promoted Southampton.

Wigan Athletic 0-2 Chelsea

Reigning European champions Chelsea sounded off their season in style with a victory over Wigan Athletic.The Blues started quickly with Eden hazard in limelight to score twice in opening 7 minutes. Ivanovic scored the opening goal followed by a calmly taken penalty by Frank Lampard to double the lead.With two goals had already been scored,it seemed that Chelsea were about to run a goal riot -Which never came.Wigan played offensively throughout the match but failed to overcome the last season’s much famous Chelsea defense.In the end it was three competition points and a clean sheet for the Blues.

Manchester City 3-2 Southampton

Manchester city managed to get past the newly promoted Southampton in a dramatic match with a 3-2 victory at home.Carlos Tevez made up for the missed penalty by David Silva in early minutes of match by scoring a superb goal in 37th minute.Southampton took advantage of City’s missed opportunities with goals from Rickie Lambert and Steven Davis in the second half.City needed two second half goals to start the pursuit of retaining the title with a win.Dzeko managed to pull one back in 71st minute by pumping one past the herd after a uncleared corner.Third and winning goal came from Samir Nasri who sent a volley into the upper corner to make it 3-2.Southampton will certainly take some positives from the match while Manchester City will be just happy to emerge winners with a up and down performance at EtihadStadium.

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Manchester City playmaker David Silva who turned 26 this January have taken the Premier League by storm since his arrival from Valencia eighteen months ago. David Silva has received praise from all quarters this season for his performances and rightly so. He has illuminated up the English Premier League with his passing ability which has left many defences flabbergasted.

Such has been his cult status with the premier league leaders at the Ethiad stadium that it comes hardly as a surprise to discover that a t-shirt bearing the slogan that simply reads “Keep calm and give it to Silva” is a best seller. For Manchester City fans as long as David Silva is on the pitch, its impossible to put the ‘The noisy neighbours’ on the back foot.

David Silva has definitely been a better passer as compared any other player in the league. For the sake of stats David Silva has completed a staggering 939 passes with an accuracy of 85%.Shooting accuracy for Silva has been 58%.Tackle success of 65% making astounding number of interceptions so far this season.

He has been a inverted forward who is more of a wing playmaker. He looks to cut inside and thread passes, but is also prone to hitting the by-line to deliver a cross. Lately has transformed himself into increasingly prone to moving into central positions from out wide.Not to forget that this is only his second season in England, a tempting thought for Man City fans must be that there is more to come.

But despite his scintillating performances for his club so far, he has been a victim of his national team’s almost unenviable layout of talent .Lack of a regular starting berth has frustrated him a lot. It is this confusion which looms in the minds of every other fan at the Ethiad stadium, why their little genius isn’t receiving the recognition from his country that he undoubtedly deserves.

Considering the current standing a premier league medal is very much in the hands of David Silva, which would certainly lead to more caps for the national side on his head. As far as Premier league is concerned, he is an integral part of Roberto Manchini’s plan to build up a dynasty of immortals.