Date: 22nd November 2016 at 12:00pm
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The Premier League returned after a two-week break for internationals this weekend, and we have a new side at the top of the pile.

Antonio Conte’s Chelsea usurped Liverpool at the summit after a 1-0 win at Middlesbrough on Sunday, with Diego Costa’s tenth goal of the season enough to see off Aitor Karanka’s men.

Their victory, a sixth successive league win, sees them go above Jurgen Klopp’s Reds after they only managed a 0-0 draw at Southampton, which is only the second time this season that they’ve failed to score.

Photo: Simon Stacpoole / Offside.

Photo: Simon Stacpoole / Offside.

Manchester City kept the pressure on with a 2-1 win at Crystal Palace, with Yaya Toure returning to the side with a brace, while Arsenal lost a bit of ground after leaving it late to draw 1-1 at Manchester United.

Mauricio Pochettino’s Tottenham picked up their first league win since the start of October by coming from behind to dispatch West Ham, while Ronald Koeman’s Everton needed a late Seamus Coleman header to rescue a point against bottom of the table Swansea.

Elsewhere, Sunderland picked up their second win of the campaign by sweeping aside Hull 3-0, Eddie Howe’s Bournemouth moved up to eighth courtesy of a 1-0 victory at Stoke and champions Leicester suffered a fifth away defeat of the season at Watford. West Brom closed off the round of fixtures in fine fashion last night, thumping Sean Dyche’s Burnley 4-0.

It was a gripping weekend of action across England’s top division, but it was Chelsea’s win at Boro which got many talking on social media, with many hugely complementary of another decent display from the Blues, and one player in particular coming in for much praise…

 
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