Not since Kenny Dalglish led Blackburn into the Premier League in 1992 have I been more excited by a newly-promoted team.
Wolves have already taken a point from Manchesters City and United but it is their performances in these matches which have impressed me most.
Wolves played with no fear when they hosted the champions last month. They followed that on Saturday by going to Old Trafford and taking the game to United.
Joao Moutinho celebrates after scoring his side’s equaliser against Manchester United
Had it not been for the heroics of David de Gea in goal, Wolves would have left with all three points.
When Blackburn went up, they paid an English record £3.6million to sign Alan Shearer. It was a statement that this was a club who were going places.
They played like they meant business, too, and three years later they were Premier League champions. I am not suggesting that this Wolves team can win the title, but they are playing exciting, attacking football with the swagger of an established Premier League team, not a newly-promoted side trying to find their feet.
Their relationship with agent Jorge Mendes has allowed them to bring in some serious talent. Last season it was Ruben Neves, who lit up the Championship with his box-office long-range goals.
Now the midfielder is working in perfect harmony with Joao Moutinho, a player who I have admired for a long time. Whenever I saw him in action for Monaco and Portugal I thought he had the aggression and dynamism to thrive in the Premier League. He capped a dominant display with a sensational strike at Old Trafford.
Wolves may be thrilling to watch but they are resolute in defence, too. Willy Boly is a warrior and I love that they are captained by a Scouser in Conor Coady!
Moutinho shoots to draw Wolves level during the Premier League clash at Old Trafford
All of their new players have gelled quickly. Fulham, who spent more than £100m after promotion, have looked disjointed but there is a real feeling of togetherness at Molineux.
It helps that seven of their stars — eight if you include manager Nuno Espirito Santo — are Portuguese. Nuno has started an unchanged XI in all six matches this season and it is clear the players love playing for him.
Finishing in the top 10 this season would be an excellent achievement. If their owners remain patient and the club continue to attract top talents, European football is a possibility in the next few years. They should be aiming to become top dogs in the Midlands at the very least.
Wolves are the most exciting newly-promoted team since Kenny Dalglish’s Blackburn
Mahrez can fill his boots
It hasn’t been the easiest of starts for Riyad Mahrez at Manchester City but those two goals against Cardiff will have done him the world of good.
He has not been given much opportunity to justify his club record £60million transfer fee, starting just twice in the Premier League.
Coming on with the match already won and with half an hour to impress, Mahrez reminded us just how lethal he can be in front of goal.
His aim should be to emulate what Raheem Sterling achieved last season. After forcing his way into the side early in the campaign, the England forward found the net 23 times in all competitions.
With City fighting on four fronts, there will be plenty of opportunity for Mahrez to shine. Given the chances this team create, he should be targeting double figures at least.
Riyad Mahrez celebrates after scoring his second goal against Cardiff City on Saturday
Hammers have spice with Rice
Declan Rice has been crucial to West Ham’s upturn in form. While I believe he will spend most of his career at centre back, playing in midfield is sharpening him up and improving his passing. He has given West Ham a physical presence in the middle.
A lot of clubs will be sniffing around Rice. He also has to choose whether to play for England or the Republic of Ireland. He has some tough decisions on the horizon.
Declan Rice tackles Eden Hazard during the second half against Chelsea on Sunday
Burnley’s win was the result of the weekend. They went back to basics and delivered a sensational display. Their season starts now.
Mad about the boy Maddison
I bumped into James Maddison last week at the launch of FIFA 19. He is absolutely buzzing after starting so brilliantly at Leicester and said he is desperate to play for England.
I argued during the international break that he is good enough to play for England and week after week he keeps showing Gareth Southgate why he deserves a call-up.
Maddison demonstrated another string to his bow against Huddersfield with this sensational, spinning free-kick. He could have had an assist, too, had Jamie Vardy finished his sublime chipped delivery. Keep playing like this and that call-up will not be far away.
Every once in a while there is a goal that stops you in your tracks and makes you go, ‘Wow!’ John McGinn’s volley for Aston Villa against Sheffield Wednesday is one of the best I have ever seen.
When he strikes the ball it looks like it is sailing wide before bending back in off the woodwork. It reminded me of Roberto Carlos’s legendary swerving free-kick for Brazil against France in 1997.
If you look it up, you will find yourself watching it six or seven times. It’s just a shame McGinn ended up on the losing side!
John McGinn shoots to score Aston Villa’s first goal against Sheffield Wednesday
Performance of the week – Aleksandar Mitrovic
He was brilliant leading the line for Fulham against Watford. Gone is the loose cannon who looked like a walking red card when he was at Newcastle.
He has done a lot of growing up in the last three years. Mitrovic is as strong as an ox, brings people into play and is using his aggression in the right way.
He has five goals already this season and I believe he could play for one of the top Premier League clubs.
Fulham fans won’t thank me for saying this but he would be a perfect fit for Chelsea. Mitrovic is more physical than Alvaro Morata and has more pace than Olivier Giroud. As a successor to Didier Drogba and Diego Costa, Mitrovic could fit the bill.
Aleksandar Mitrovic celebrates drawing his side level against Watford at Craven Cottage
My team of the weekend
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