Only Chelsea did as it was supposed to, eventually picking apart Maccabi Tel Aviv 4-0. Although not until after Eden Hazard had airmailed his penalty kick, putting a scare into the Blues faithful and confirming that he, like several peers, hasn't put his slump behind him just yet.
So one win out of four, which came belgium authentic jerseys against perhaps the weakest of the opponents. And that's just the thing of it. While it's very early and all of that, three out of four English teams were hardly playing world-class clubs.
PSV lost the two players who led it to the Dutch league title last year, Georginio Wijnaldum and Memphis – the latter to United, no less. Dinamo Zagreb may have now won 10 Croatian league titles in a row but has never been relevant continentally. And Maccabi Tel Aviv, the only club that was vanquished, clearly doesn't have the talent to compete at this level. Only Juventus should have constituted a significant challenge, but then the Old Lady has made a massive overhaul to its squad this summer and has yet to win a Serie A game in three tries, losing twice.
Save for City's bout with Juventus (poor City, drawn into a deathly group yet again), these were not games that the Premier League sides should be losing. United and Arsenal should have won at a canter.
So what happened?
There are many factors you could point to – difficult away circumstances, injury trouble, simple slips in form – but the most convincing and cogent argument is that these teams are overwhelmed by the cheap belgium jerseys supply regular workload when in domestic action.
Manchester City had just come off a difficult away game at Crystal Palace, which was only won in the 90th minute. Manchester cheap belgium jerseys free shipping United beat Liverpool at home, but that had been a slog, too. Arsenal beat an underperforming yet talented Stoke City side. Chelsea, meanwhile, was resoundingly beaten wholesale belgium jerseys online 3-1 by Everton. By comparison, Juventus, PSV, Dinamo and Maccabi faced Chievo, Cambuur, Lokomotiva and Kiryat Shmona, respectively.