The Premier League returned on Friday after the commencement of the European Club competitions, in which English clubs posted mixed results. Week six was entertaining with a glut of goals as 31 goals were scored across England.
The pick of the weekend was the thriller in London between Table-toppers Liverpool and an inconsistent but unrelenting Chelsea. The 2-1 result in favour of Liverpool showed the gulf in class between a stable and efficient Liverpool team and a thrilling but inexperienced Chelsea side.
Even the return of the indomitable Ngolo Kante could not help matters for Frank Lampard, whose poor home record as Chelsea Coach continues. The result means that Liverpool still maintains a hundred per cent win record as well as a five-point lead over second-placed Manchester City, while Chelsea dropped out of the top half of the Premier League table to 11th.
Another London club was also involved in a thriller as 10 men Arsenal came from behind twice to defeat Aston Villa 3-2. Pierre Emerick Aubemeyang was very instrumental in giving victory to the gunners, while new signing Nicholas Pepe, opened his account from the penalty spot at the Emirates.
Arsenal’s North London rivals Tottenham Hotspurs continued their inconsistent start to the season, with a 2-1 defeat to Leicester City at the Kingspower Stadium. The victory moves Leicester to third position on the log, with Tottenham holding on to the 7th position.
It was a matter of mixed results for the Manchester Clubs, a wounded and angry Manchester City in a display of exhilarating and entertaining football trounced bottom of the pile Watford with 8 unreplied goals. The result strengthened her grip on second position on the table, within touching distance of perfect Liverpool.
Sergio Aguero continued his impressive record of scoring in each of the six Premier League matches he has featured in this season, while Bernado Silva notched a hat trick, as Kevin De Bruyne showed his increasing importance to the team as its assist-master.
The other Manchester Club, Manchester United showed that there is clearly a wide gap between her and her swashbuckling neighbours as they put in another insipid display in a 2-0 loss to West ham United at the London Stadium.
Marcus Rashford was injured in the match and this means Ole Gunnar Solksjaer will rue the decision to sell Lukaku and Sanchez as he has no fit strikers in his side for the FA Cup match against Rochdale and the big clash with Arsenal on Monday.
Meanwhile, West Ham United continued their strong start to the season and is presently fifth on the log; Manchester United is on eight points and is placed 8th.
Everton did not do her top six ambitions any favour, as she embarrassingly lost 0-2 at Goodison Park to new boys Sheffield United. Bournemouth moved into 6th position with a 3-1 away win over Southhampton at Saint Mary’s.
Crystal Palace was stunned by a late equalizer from Wolves, while there were no heroics from Teemu Pukki and Norwich as they lost 2-0 to hard-tackling Burnley.
Also, read about last weeks Champions League games here.