Chelsea remain top of the Premier League for the third consecutive matchweek following a packed weekend containing 40 goals in ten matches.
Mason Mount’s hat-trick alongside strikes from Callum Hudson-Odoi, Reece James plus Ben Chilwell and Max Aarons’ own goal saw Chelsea stay top of the Premier League, following a ruthless SEVEN GOAL mauling of rock-bottom Norwich at Stamford Bridge.
Liverpool tore Manchester United apart to clinch a dominant 5-0 away win at Old Trafford to remain second, in which Mohamed Salah netted a hat-trick and produced one assist for Naby Keita who returned the favour with his own assist for Salah’s first goal.
Phil Foden produced two goals and an assist as Manchester City comfortably defeated Brighton & Hove Albion 4-1 at the AMEX to stay third and two points off the championship lead.
West Ham consequently benefitted from Brighton’s loss as Michail Antonio’s 72nd minute poke-in effort proved enough to defeat Tottenham, which saw David Moyes’ Hammers climb to fourth ahead of Graham Potter’s Seagulls.
Down in the relegation zone, Newcastle remain second bottom after Callum Wilson’s overhead volley cancelled out Christian Benteke’s opener in a scrappy 1-1 draw at Crystal Palace, although Benteke saw a late headed winner ruled out by VAR due to a foul from Marc Guehi.
Burnley stay third-bottom as Maxwell Cornet netted a brace as he opened the scoring at Southampton, before snatching a 2-2 draw with his second goal after Southampton fought back through Tino Livramento and Armando Broja to lead.
Rodrigo struck an injury-time penalty as Leeds snatched a 1-1 draw at home to Wolves to remain just above the bottom three, after the West-Midlands visitors took an early lead through Hwang Hee-chan’s 10th minute strike from a blocked Raul Jimenez shot.
Elsewhere, Watford got their first win under Claudio Ranieri in a dramatic 5-2 away victory at Everton in which Josh King produced a hattrick against his former team, with Emmanuel Dennis assisting in King’s latter two goals before scoring himself in injury-time.
James Maddison ended his eight month goal drought as he struck a 73rd minute winner for Leicester in a 2-1 away win at Brentford, after Youri Tielemans’ opener was cancelled out by Mathias Jorgensen.
Finally, Emile Smith Rowe and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang both produced one goal and assist apiece as Arsenal beat Aston Villa 3-1 in Friday Night Football.