1:Premier League: What happened in the English top-flight on Saturday?
N’Golo Kante opened the scoring for Frank Lampard’s side, but Kevin de Bruyne’s deflected strike and Riyad Mahrez’s fine finish ensured City returned to winning ways following their defeat to Liverpool before the international break.
Alexandre Lacazette rescued a late point for Arsenal in a 2-2 draw against struggling Southampton to prevent Unai Emery’s side falling to back-to-back defeats.
In Saturday’s early kick-off, Jose Mourinho made a winning start to life as Tottenham manager as his side survived a late West Ham fightback to earn a first Premier League away win since 20 January.
2: Premier League: Arsenal salvage a last-gasp draw against Southampton and Liverpool grab dramatic victory over Crystal Palace, Man City defeat Chelsea
Unai Emery’s future as Arsenal manager may have been saved thanks to Alexandre Lacazette’s last-minute strike to salvage a 2-2 draw against Southampton in front of an angry Emirates.
Saints were on the verge of claiming their first victory ever away at the Gunners until the Frenchman equalised seconds before the final whistle.
Mourinho made a great start to life as Tottenham boss GETTY IMAGES – GETTY 3 Mourinho made a great start to life as Tottenham boss Manchester City came from behind to keep themselves within nine points of Premier League leaders Liverpool with a hard-fought 2-1 win over Chelsea.
De Bruyne scored as Man City defeated Chelsea at the Etihad De Bruyne scored as Man City defeated Chelsea at the Etihad Sergio Aguero hit the woodwork before the break but the game ended with concern for City’s record goalscorer after he hobbled off 13 minutes from time.
3: Manchester City tops Chelsea, snaps Blues’ Premier League win streak
it’s not even December yet, but even at this relatively early stage of the Premier League season, it felt like Manchester City needed to beat high-flying Chelsea on Saturday to have any hope of retaining the English title it won in each of the last two seasons.
Apparently the Citizens themselves felt the same way, as Pep Guardiola’s team overcame a first-half deficit to earn a 2-1 victory and three badly needed points, leapfrogging the Blues into third place behind Leicester City and table-topping Liverpool.
After darting between Chelsea defenders Emerson Palmieri and Kovacic, the Algerian finished off his solo effort with a pinpoint left-footed shot that beat Kepa Arrizabalaga inside his far post: Arrizabalaga nearly gifted the host a third goal before the half was out, but Sergio Aguero’s shot was saved by the crossbar.
Chelsea still couldn’t find a way back into the match, though, the final scoreline flattering them after Raheem Sterling’s stoppage-time strike was nullified after VAR determined that Sterling was a hair offside.
4: Premier League live stream, TV channel, watch online, preview as Pulisic starts
The Premier League’s game of the week for Matchday 13 is a battle of the top four as third-place Chelsea goes to fourth-place Manchester City on Saturday.
The loss to Liverpool last time outputs the pressure on, and if they drop points they could down double-digit points It’s also about time for this attack to turn it around after scoring one goal in each of their last two games.
5: Premier League Live Stream, Schedule, TV Channel, Start Time
The international breaks are over for a while, which means the Premier League returns for the very busy holiday season. West Ham and Tottenham match up at London Stadium to kick off the weekend. It’s time for the contenders to separate themselves from the pretenders.
Tottenham Hotspur may have found the one opponent that has been more disappointing than them this season. West Ham finds itself just five points above the relegation zone with just 13 points through 12 matches. Manager Manuel Pellegrini’s job is under fire after the extremely poor start. The Hammers added several promising signings in the summer to an already talented squad. Many expected them to compete for a Europa League and even possibly challenge for the Top Four. Unfortunately, those prognostications haven’t come true. Tottenham hasn’t won any competition since its 2-0 win over Manchester United on September 22.
The Spurs are just one point better in the table, sitting in 14th. The downfall of Tottenham is possibly the most surprising story of the European season so far considering it was playing in the Champions League final less than six months ago. Mauricio Pochettino’s side has a ton of work to do to get back on track. It won’t be easy away from home where they haven’t won a match since January. It’s clear that the Spurs have the talent to succeed and turn around their season, the question is, have things become too out of hand behind the scenes to salvage their campaign?