The English Premier League (EPL) league table continues to get intense with each passing matchday. This past weekend produced some interesting results.
Leicester City 0-3 Chelsea
Leicester vs Chelsea saw the Blues dominate from start to finish as they extended their lead atop the Premier League table. Antonio Rudiger and N’Golo Kante scored in the first half to set Chelsea on their way and Christian Pulisic jumped off the bench to seal the 3-0 win as Thomas Tuchel’s side momentarily went six points clear at the top of the table. Chelsea are doing all of this without the injured duo of Romelu Lukaku and Timo Werner. They have 29 points from their first 12 games of the season, while struggling Leicester City have 15 points as Brendan Rodgers’ side are going through a very tough spell.
Watford 4-1 Manchester United
Manchester United could have found themselves behind inside the first 10 minutes, were it not for David De Gea saving Ismaila Sarr’s twice-taken penalty, but goals from Joshua King and Sarr ensured a dominant Watford went in 2-0 up at the break. Substitute Donny van de Beek got United back into the game early in the second half, heading home from close range, and both teams had chances to net again in an open game at both ends. United’s problems continued midway through the second period, though, with Harry Maguire sent off for a second booking, and Joao Pedro’s stoppage-time goal clinched victory for the hosts and Emmanuel Dennis rubbed salt into the wound. It’s yet another blow for United’s season.
Liverpool 4-0 Arsenal
Liverpool were rampant as they thumped Arsenal 4-0, an emphatic return to winning ways. Having seen their unbeaten start to the season ended at West Ham before the international break, Jurgen Klopp’s side responded in style with a comprehensive dismantling of their opponents, who had arrived looking to leapfrog their hosts into the top four. But for all Arsenal’s recent improvement Liverpool’s quality shone through as they eased back into second place, four points behind Chelsea, after a 15th consecutive game in which they scored more than twice – the longest run by an English top-flight club since Wolves’ 16 in 1939.
Aston Villa 2-0 Brighton
Burnley 3-3 Crystal Palace
Newcastle 3-3 Brentford
Norwich 2-1 Southampton
Wolves 1-0 West Ham