Premier League leaders Chelsea continued their march towards the title after sweeping aside Arsenal 3-1 at Stamford Bridge.
Goals from Marcos Alonso, Eden Hazard, and Cesc Fabregas secured a comfortable victory for Antonio Conte’s men, with Olivier Giroud’s late consolation all that Gunners fans had to cheer on a miserable afternoon in West London.
The Blues remain nine points clear of second place Tottenham, after Mauricio Pochettino’s side edged past struggling Middlesbrough 1-0 at White Hart Lane, while Manchester City moved up to third courtesy of a last-gasp 2-1 win over Swansea on Sunday.
They leapfrogged both Arsenal and Liverpool, with Jurgen Klopp’s side now winless in five after suffering a surprise 2-0 defeat against an improving Hull, and the Reds are now just a point ahead of sixth place Manchester United, who breezed past champions Leicester 3-0 on Sunday.
Everton remain seventh and five points behind United after a remarkable 6-3 victory over Eddie Howe’s Bournemouth, who slip to 14th after a third defeat in four matches, while West Brom picked up their fourth win in six games after getting past Stoke 1-0 at the Hawthorns.
West Ham moved up to ninth after beating a struggling Southampton 3-1 at St Mary’s, while Watford ascended into the top half of the table courtesy of a 2-1 win over Burnley, who remain without an away win in the league this term.
And, at the bottom, Sunderland produced a sensational display to emphatically beat Crystal Palace 4-0 at Selhurst Park, although David Moyes’ side still remain bottom of the division.
So, in what was a frantic weekend of action in the top-flight, many supporters took to social media to express their views on the matches, with Chelsea’s win over Arsenal producing quite a response on Twitter, with Blues fans thrilled at yet another three points…
— Dennis Brumfield (@dmbiiwvu) February 4, 2017
— Shahed Chowdhury (@schowdhury92) February 4, 2017
Top top performance today boys. Kanté and Matic bossed the midfield, but Hazard was just a different class. Untouchable. #cfc
— Guy Routledge (@GuyRoutledge1) February 4, 2017
— Darren Holland (@Dizzydazza24) February 4, 2017
While several Gunners supporters were frustrated and angry at their side’s efforts at Stamford Bridge…
— Gianfranco (@GLusardi20) February 4, 2017
— Simon Paice (@spaicemedia) February 4, 2017
Same old display against a side in a big game. #afc something's gotta change!
— Paul Darton (@pdarton) February 4, 2017
Elsewhere, Liverpool lost at Hull to remain winless in the league in 2017, and Reds fans are hugely concerned about what’s going wrong at Anfield…
Worst performance I've seen by a #LFC team today! Especially with the team they had out as well… wouldn't mind but Hull are a poor side!
— Luke Bullingham (@LukeBully21) February 4, 2017
Shame on you #LFC awful performance today
— Tomislav Kasun (@TomKasun) February 4, 2017
After that promising performance against Chelsea, we succumb to defeat at Hull. Just don't understand what to make of it really #LFC
— Amrut Atre (@AmrutAtre) February 5, 2017
Gabriel Jesus scored twice to help Pep Guardiola’s City overcome Swansea at the Etihad, and many are revelling in the forward after an impressive start to life in Manchester…
Gabriel Jesus, what a lad. #mcfc
— Jeremy Donaldson (@Jdon76) February 5, 2017
— Suhas A R (@Suhas2009) February 6, 2017
Quite seriously could you imagine an Aguero Jesus partnership up front? Who do you mark? Could be the answer. #mcfc
— Ewan Bauld (@ewanbauld) February 5, 2017
On Sunday, Manchester United comprehensively beat champions Leicester 3-0, a result and performance which delighted Red Devils fans…
Great performance from United today. Amazing how good we can be when we put our chances away. #MUFC
— TUO. (@TheUnitedOpin) February 6, 2017
— J.Reddig (@THXReddig) February 5, 2017
While Foxes’ supporters are deeply concerned about their side, with the prospect of relegation becoming an even greater possibility…
— Julian Hackett (@bigblueju) February 5, 2017
Toothless performance, where's the creativity? Poor defending. In deep trouble now. Swansea game is huge! Need Slimani! #lcfc
— Steve Shepherd (@shepherdsdh) February 6, 2017