The first month of the 2011/2012 English Premier League season has now passed, and in the first three games there has been excitement, controversy and goals. Manchester is the place to be, with both United and City boasting a 100 percent record from the opening exchanges.
The summer transfer window has now closed, ensuring that the whirlwind of speculation and movement that dominated the preseason will cease to exist, and fans can turn their sole focus to the months of football that lay ahead.
The English Premier League is widely considered the strongest and most intense competition in world football, but not necessarily due to the leagues English players.
Many foreigners ply their trade in England, and many have rapidly become the best players in the world. Thierry Henry, Didier Drogba and Ruud van Nistelrooy, the list is long and illustrious.