Liverpool continued their perfect start to the 2019/20 season, defeating Chelsea 2-1 at Stamford Bridge on Sunday. Trent Alexander-Arnold opened the scoring before Robert Firmino added a second before halftime. Ngolo Kante pulled one back for Chelsea as the Kops ensured they win their 5th game of the season. For Chelsea, they have now lost two of their first six games and slip into 11th on the standings.
Defending champions Man City humiliated Watford 8-0 at the Eithad Stadium. Bernardo Silva scored a hat trick while David Silva, Riyad Mahrez, Kevin De Bruyne, Sergio Aguero and Nicholas Otamendi struck the other goals. City now have 13 points from six games and are still 6 (points) behind leaders Liverpool.
On the same day, Spurs continued their poor form away from home as they succumbed to a 2-1 loss away to Leicester City. Harry Kane put the visitors ahead in the first half but two second half goals by Riccardo Pereira and James Madson saw Leicester run away with all three points in the end. Spurs now drop into 7th on the standings with 8 points.
On Sunday, Man United were defeated 2-0 by West Ham United. Andriy Yarmolenko and Aaron Cresswell scored either side of halftime to ensure United suffers a second loss of the season, one that sees them slip into 8th on the standings with 8 points.
On the same day, 10-man Arsenal came twice from behind to defeat Aston Villa 3-2 at the Emirates Stadium. John McGin opened the scoring for Villa before Arsenal saw right-back Ainsley Mitland-Niles sent off at the stroke of halftime. Two goals in two minutes saw Nicholas Pepe equalize and Wesley put Villa 2-1 up. However, Calum Chambers and Pierre Emerick-Aubameyang scored in the last 10 minutes to see the Gunners take all three points from the game. Unai Emery’s side now climbs into 4th with 11 points from 6 games.
Elsewhere, Bournemouth stunned Southampton 3-1 away from home, Burnley beat Norwich 2-0 while Sheffield were surprise 2-0 winners at Everton. The other two fixtures all ended in draws.
Here are the XI players who stood out according to Shaban Lubega.
GK: Dean Henderson (Sheffield United)
What a save to deny Moise Kean! Henderson was on point as Sheffield United stunned Everton 2-0 at Goodison Park on Saturday.
RB: Trent Alexander Anorld (Liverpool)
The young Englishman scored the opener as Liverpool beat Chelsea 2-1 on Sunday.
LB: Aaron Cresswell (West Ham United)
Cresswell was magnificent in West Ham’s 2-0 victory against Man United on Sunday. He scored the second goal from a free-kick.
CB: Nathan Ake (Bournemouth)
Netted one of Bournemouth’s goals in the 3-1 win away to Southampton on Friday.
CB: Joel Matip (Liverpool)
It is not easy to over shadow a defender like Van Dijk but that is exactly what Matip did on Sunday. The Cameroonian was everywhere as Liverpool held onto a 2-1 lead in the win over Chelsea.
MF: Kevin De Bruyne (Man City)
The Belgian midfielder created eight chances against Watford, with two of those resulting in assists for goals. He also capped his performance with a goal.
MF: David Silva (Man City)
Silva made more touches than any other Man City. player against Watford (103), while also netting the opening goal of the game.
MF: James Maddison (Leicester City).
As well as netting the winning goal, no Leicester player created more chances than Maddison against Tottenham (2).
FW: Bernardo Silva (Man City).
Silva scored his first ever hat-trick for Man City, scoring three goals from four shots on target as they beat Watford 8-0.
FW: Riyad Mahrez (Man City)
Mahrez was one of three City players to score and assist against Watford, along with De Bruyne and Aguero.
FW: Chris Wood (Burnley)
Wood netted a brace from three shots on target against Norwich, with both goals coming in the first 15 minutes of play.