The biggest Premier League talking point was Manchester United's first home loss on opening day since 1972 and it came under new manager Louis van Gaal.
That was reality. As for ESPN FC's Premier Fantasy game, many goals and assists came from low-budget fantasy players. Here's a look at the notable performers:
Saido Berahino, WBA (5.5)
The Baggies' bargain-priced forward scored a penalty and got another goal for the home side.
Gylfi Sigurdsson, Swansea (6.1)