The eight round of matches saw Arsenal move top of the table, Manchester City dropping Points, Tottenham Hotspurs still remaining unbeaten first time in 26 years and Leicester City coming terms with reality.
Here are the reports from the top matches
Chelsea 3-0 Leicester City
Chelsea was unstoppable against reigning Champions Leicester. Renieri’s men had no answer to Conte’s masterclass which saw the Chelsea team returning to their old form after having been at odds in the last season. Costa opened the scoring and the Player of the year of 2015 Eden Hazard added a second and then it was Victor Moses the long time Chelsea loanee finally making it to the first team and making his mark. If the current match is anything for the future than the rivals better stand up and watch, for Chelsea could be the team to beat. For Leicester the dream run seem to be finally over.
Arsenal 3-2 Swansea City
In a five goal thriller Arsenal with 10 men managed to overcome Swansea. Arsenal took a 2-0 lead through Theo Walcott but Swansea got one back before half time to make it an exciting second half and it did live up to it. Ozil made it 3-1 for Arsenal and the game seemed all but buried but Swansea again pulled one back and with Xhaka being sent off for a foul with still time left in the match it was a gritty Arsenal which held on to the lead and become joint leaders.
Manchester City 1-1 Everton
After going unbeaten for 10 matches Pep Guardiola’s men have been without a win for 3 matches in a row now. They came short against Tottenham and then had a draw against Celtic in the Champions league and were short again against Everton. However they will be cursing themselves for failing to grab plenty of opportunity to win including not one but two penalty misses on either side of the half. With the draw City have dropped the early lead over its rivals and are now joint in the first place with Arsenal at 18 points.
West Brom 1-1 Tottenham
The Spurs remain the only unbeaten side after 8 matches and will be kicking themselves for failing to make the most of the opportunity to move top of the league. But they should be more than happy to remain unbeaten as the Baggies all seemed to be winning with a Nacer Chadli strike in the 82nd minute. All thanks to English International Dele Alli’s 89th minute goal which help then salvaged a draw.
The action continues on Sunday with the Liverpool v/s Manchester United match being the top billing.