The English Premier League returned to action this weekend with supporters around the world anxious to see what their sides could produce.
Favorite players returned from holiday, the unpredictability of preseason friendlies had finished, and new signings were given long-awaited competitive debuts.
In the dugout, Chelsea's Andre Villa-Boas and Norwich City's Paul Lambert were formally introduced to the Premier League, while QPR's Neil Warnock and Fulham's Martin Jol returned to the competition following absences of several years.
While not the most exciting opening weekend in recent memories, there were plenty of surprises and a great sense of intrigue for the rest of the season.
It was also the first time in Premier League history where the home side failed to claim a win in any of the weekend fixtures.
It's good to have football back, and here is a review of the first week of fixtures. Be sure to share your thoughts on your team's performances in the comments below, as well as your hopes for improvements in the next round of fixtures.