Liverpool are proving unstoppable at the moment. On Saturday, they beat AFC Bournemouth 3-0 away from home. Goals from Alex Oxlade Chamberlin, Naby Keita and Momo Salah proved too much for the Terries. Liverpool now has 46 points from 16 games.
For the defending champions-Man City, they lost once again as they fell 2-1 at home to city rivals Man United. Marcus Rashford put the visitors ahead from the spot before Anthony Martial doubled their advantage. Nicholas Otamendi struck late in the game but his goal could only turn out to be a consolation. The defeat leaves City on 32 points, 14 behind leaders Liverpool.
Second place is surprisingly still occupied by Leicester who defeated Aston Villa 4-1 on Sunday. Jammie Vardy struck twice in the victory while Kelechi Iheanacho and Jonny Evans scored the other goals for the Foxes, Villa’s consolation was scored by Jack Grealish. The result means Leicester have 38 points for the season, 8 behind leaders Liverpool.
This past weekend also saw Tottenham return to winning ways as they demolished hapless Burnley 5-0. Dele Ali’s brace and a goal each from Son Heung Min, Moussa Sissoko and Lucas Maura were enough to see Spurs earn a comfortable victory. The result sees Spurs climb into 7th spot with 23 points accumulated so far.
Chelsea on the other hand, succumbed to a 5th loss of the season as they were defeated 3-1 by West Ham United. Dominic Calvert-Lewin scored twice after Richarlison had opened the scoring. Mateo Kovacic temporarily reduced the deficit to 2-1 but Chelsea could not recover. Despite the defeat, the Blues remain 4th with 29 points.
Elsewhere, Watford and Crystal Palace drew 0-0, Newcastle overcame Southampton 2-1, Sheffield United were 2-1 winners at Norwich while Brighton and Wolves shared spoils in a 2-2 draw.
Arsenal’s game away to West Ham will be played at the London Stadium on Monday night.
Here are the XI players who stood out according to Shaban Lubega.
GK: Vicente Guaita (Crystal Palace)
Guita made five top saves to ensure Newcastle United defeated Southampton and it is only fair to say he won his side the three points.
RB: Aaron Wan-Bisaka (Man United)
Wan-Bissaka was superb as he made five tackles in the derby victory over Manchester City on Saturday.
LB: Enda Stevens (Sheffield United)
Stevens opened the scoring on Sunday as Sheffield took care of Norwich 2-1 away from home.
CB: Federico Fernandez (Newcastle United)
Scored the winner in Newcastle United’s 2-1 victory at home to Southampton on Sunday.
CB: Johny Evans (Leicester City)
Was magnificent at the back and scored one of the four goals as Leicester powered past Aston Villa.
MF: Naby Keita (Liverpool)
Keita has been professional in his time at Anfield and when he was given the chance to start on Saturday, scored in the 3-0 victory over Bournemouth.
MF: James Maddison (Leicester City)
Set up both Kelechi Iheanacho and Jonny Evens as Leicester maintained second spot by dispatching Aston Villa 4-1.
MF: Son Heung Min (Tottenham)
What a goal! That was the reaction after Son struck one of Spurs’ five goals in the 5-0 drabbing of Burnley on Saturday. Arguably the goal of the weekend and one that will surely be a contender for goal of the season.
FW: Diogo Jota (Wolves)
Scored twice as Wolves forced a 2-2 draw at Brighton on Sunday.
FW: Dominic Calvert-Lewin (Everton)
Scored a brace in Everton’s 3-1 win over Chelsea, handing caretaking coach-Duncan Ferguson a perfect start.
FW: Harry Kane (Tottenham)
Returned to scoring ways with a brace against Burnley on Saturday.