What an opening day to the season! Did you really expect anything less?
Blackpool triumphed, Chelsea sizzled, Man City disenchanted.
What else did we learn from yesterday's eight Premier League games, which yielded 21 goals, one red card and one real upset?
We learnt first of all that you can't learn much from the opening day of the season: Blackpool aren't going to score four every match, Joe Hart can't keep up his impression of Superman for nine months, West Ham will eventually learn how to pass a football.
We also learnt that the Ivory Coast would surely have been a different prospect in South Africa with a fit and menacing Drogba, whose hat-trick yesterday was nothing more than a formality.