Chelsea’s commanding start to the Premier League season continued with a 3-0 victory over Aston Villa as their rivals for the title continued to look vulnerable.
Diego Costa scored his eighth league goal of the campaign and Brazilian duo Oscar and Willian were also on target at Stamford Bridge as table-topping Chelsea made it five wins from six.
Elsewhere, reigning champions Manchester City surrendered a two-goal lead at Hull City but earned a 4-2 victory thanks to Edin Dzeko’s double.
Manchester United galloped into an early two-goal lead against West Ham United but ended up hanging on for a 2-1 win at Old Trafford having had goalscorer Wayne Rooney sent off.
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain scored a 74th-minute equaliser for Arsenal as the Gunners were held to a 1-1 draw against Tottenham.
Phil Jagielka’s stoppage-time thunderbolt earned Everton an unlikely 1-1 draw in the 223rd Merseyside derby at last season’s runners-up Liverpool after Steven Gerrard’s 65th-minute free kick had put the hosts in front.
Surprisingly, Southampton are Chelsea’s closest chasers after a 2-1 home victory against struggling Queens Park Rangers. They are on 13 points with Chelsea on 16.
Arsenal 1 – 1 Tottenham Hotspur
Chelsea 3 – 0 Aston Villa
Crystal Palace 2 – 0 Leicester City
Hull City 2 – 4 Manchester City
Manchester United 2 – 1 West Ham United
Southampton 2 – 1 Queens Park Rangers
Sunderland 0 – 0 Swansea City
Liverpool 1 – 1 Everton