Chelsea made it seven successive Premier League victories and in turn ended Tottenham’s unbeaten league start after a 2-1 win at Stamford Bridge.
The Blues went into Saturday evening’s game in third following victories for Manchester City and Liverpool, but goals from Pedro and Victor Moses cancelled out Christian Eriksen’s opener for Spurs.
Antonio Conte’s side were second best for much of the first-half, but were much improved in the second, and deservedly picked up a tenth win of the campaign.
Pep Guardiola’s City had usurped Chelsea at the top courtesy of a 2-1 win at Burnley, but only for a few hours as Liverpool beat Sunderland 2-0 at Anfield to climb above the Manchester club.
Arsene Wenger’s Arsenal kept within touching distance of the top three with a 3-1 success over Bournemouth, Alexis Sanchez netted twice for the hosts, while Manchester United and Jose Mourinho suffered a frustrating afternoon at Old Trafford, as the United boss was sent to the stands and his side were held by Slaven Bilic’s West Ham.
Ronald Koeman’s return to Southampton is not one he is going to remember fondly, as his below par Everton side were deservedly beaten 1-0 at St Mary’s, while Watford stay in eighth despite losing 1-0 at home to Stoke, who in turn rise to tenth.
Swansea and Crystal Palace shared nine goals in a thrilling encounter at the Liberty Stadium, and it was Bob Bradley’s Swans who came out on top to secure the American his first win in charge, and pile more pressure on Eagles boss Alan Pardew.
Champions Leicester struggled to a 2-2 draw at home to Middlesbrough, and Hull picked up an important point at home to West Brom.