The tough start was always going to be a major test for the Reds and the small matter of the Manchester derby remains on the horizon.
"I always knew it was going to be a tough ask," insisted Moyes. "No matter if Sir Alex was sitting here playing these games. It's undoubtedly a very big fixture for both clubs and Chelsea was also a very big fixture.
"I think we're coming out of these three games with not as many points as we'd like but have shown we're in reasonably good shape. It's maybe a little unjust that we are not up there towards the top of the championship."
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