Manchester clubs keep rolling, Chelsea keeps pace


Last week in the Premier League saw Manchester City go on the rampage (again), Man United swat Everton aside, and Chelsea and Arsenal play out a 0-0 stalemate at Stamford Bridge.

Chelsea proved too strong for Stoke City, as they romped to a 5-0 win at the BET365 Stadium.

The Manchester clubs kept control of the title race, Alvaro Morata scored his first Chelsea hat-trick and Liverpool's Philippe Coutinho began to redeem himself for angling to join Barcelona.

By contrast, the present City team have recorded 29...

Lethal weapon: Lukaku celebrates scoring Manchester United's only goal against Southampton.

Tottenham Hotspur claimed the spoils in the London Derby, as they defeated West Ham 3-2 in the early kick-off.

Romelu Lukaku has added a cutting edge to Manchester United's attack.

Antonio Conte led the Blues to the title last term, against expectations, and now Chelsea have Champions League football to contend with as well as defending their Premier League crown.

The former England boss, who co-hosted the Sports Breakfast on Thursday, said: "My only concern about Jurgen Klopp's side is, defensively, are they sound enough to win the Premier League?"

The two sides remain unbeaten on 16 points with City holding the top place on goal difference.

Javier Hernandez and Cheikhou Kouyate pulled two goals back in the closing stages, but Spurs managed to hold on for the win.

Swansea have now lost all three home league games so far this season and Watford won all three away after Richarlison's late victor earned the Hornets a 2-1 victory at the Liberty Stadium. While they will nearly certainly score a few goals against the Eagles, picking the right scorer could be tricky since there is so much choice (in other words, I'm still sore about opting for Gabriel Jesus last week when, although he did get one, Sergio Aguero bagged a hat-trick).

Richarlison scored in the 90th minute to give Watford a 2-1 win at Swansea.

Oumar Niasse came off the bench to score twice as Everton came from behind to defeat Bournemouth and end a run of three successive defeats.