League leaders Arsenal blew away their North London rivals Chelsea in a lopsided affair at Stamford Bridge, in what was a thumping victory for Mikel Arteta’s side.
Summer signing Gabriel Jesus set up big chances for the likes of Martin Odegaard and Bukayo Saka, but the Gunners were unable to take the inevitable lead. Chelsea defender Thiago Silva had a torrid time on Sunday, as he was unable to compete with the likes of Jesus and Saka.
The latter was responsible for the only goal of the game, as his inswinging corner missed everyone, and was on course to find the side netting, before Gabriel Maghales tapped in for good measure. Arteta’s men were simply unplayable, while Potter’s side had some serious thinking to do at the end of the game.
Liverpool edged out Antonio Conte’s Tottenham in a closely contested game. Liverpool dominated most of the ball, something that was accepted considering that Conte’s teams typically sit back and hit on the break against possession-heavy oppositions. The Reds drew first blood as Darwin Nunez set up Mohammed Salah in space, who made no mistake in finishing the chance.
Salah would score yet again in the first half after a disastrous mistake from Eric Dier put the Egyptian one-on-one with Hugo Lloris, who could only watch as the ball was dinked over his head and into the net.
Ivan Perisic was excellent for Spurs, coming close to scoring on a couple of occasions. However, it was talisman Harry Kane who scored for Conte’s men with a superb finish. Tottenham had Liverpool on the ropes in the last few minutes but could not make the most of their opportunities, dropping to fourth place as a result.
Unai Emery was victorious in his return to the Premier League, as his Aston Villa side put away Manchester United with no difficulties. Leon Bailey would score early on, followed by a superb free kick from Lucas Digne, which beat the United wall and curled in. Jacob Ramsey made up for his own goal with a spectacularly taken goal to end the game as a contest.
Elsewhere, Crystal Palace attacker Wilfried Zaha had an outstanding day, getting a goal and an assist, as Patrick Vieira’s side made short work of West Ham. The Ivorian was simply brilliant at the London Stadium, as Palace could have had a lot more than what they eventually did. Nevertheless, Vieira’s men will not be disappointed with the result as they walk away with three crucial points.