It was a good weekend for favourites and favourite backers in the Premier League with the current top-three of Manchester City, Manchester United and Chelsea all winning. City remain 12 points clear of city rivals United in second, Chelsea remain three points clear of Liverpool in third after their impressive 4-0 win away at Brighton and Liverpool play tonight against bottom of the league Swansea. Arsenal were also impressive thrashing relegation threatened Crystal Palace 4-1 at the Emirates and it was a much-needed return to form for the Gunners after going five games overall without a win. Spurs missed the chance to go level with Liverpool in fourth after they could only manage a 1-1 draw against Southampton at St Mary’s.
Leicester City’s impressive form continued and star-players Vardy and Mahrez produced the goods again as they defeated struggling Watford 2-0 at the Kingpower Stadium. The win moved the Foxe’s up to joint seventh while the defeat proved to be the end for Hornets manager Silva who was sacked after the defeat. New Stoke manager Paul Lambert’s arrival brought about an immediate winning affect and his new side proved to good for new boy’s Huddersfield winning 2-0. Elsewhere, Everton’s new signing Theo Walcott helped them come from behind to secure a 1-1 draw at Goodison against a battling West Brom and West Ham had to do the same against Bournemouth at the London Stadium.