Liverpool is one point clear at the top of the EPL table, despite only managing a draw against newly-promoted side, Brentford. Chelsea and Manchester United both suffered 1-0 defeats at the hands of Manchester City and Aston Villa respectively, thereby dropping below the Citizens on goal difference.
The early kick-off featured three of the top four teams before this gameweek, with Manchester City outplaying Chelsea for most of the match and getting a deserved lead through Gabriel Jesus in the 53rd minute. Thomas Tuchel opted for a 3-5-2 instead of his preferred 3-4-3 system, playing the trio of Kante, Kovacic, and Jorginho in midfield. This proved to be a big mistake as Chelsea struggled for possession throughout the match, only managing a measly 29% in the first half.
In the second early kick-off match, Manchester United suffered a shock 1-0 loss at the hands of Villa, with Kortney Hause’s 88th-minute header enough to see the Villans through. He was however at fault, handling the ball in the box to gift United a penalty from which Bruno Fernandes uncharacteristically skied.
Brighton and Hove Albion could go top of the table with a win on Monday.
Brentford F.C delivered a memorable performance in a six-goal thriller against Liverpool. The newly-promoted side got the first goal in the 27th minute through Ethan Pinnock, but the lead lasted only four minutes as Diogo Jota drew Liverpool level.
After the break, Mohammed Salah put Liverpool 2-1 up, but the lead did not last for up to 10 minutes as Vitaly Janelt equalized for Brentford. Curtis Jones thought he had won it for the Reds when he struck a 25-yard effort into the net, however, Yoane Wissa will have the last say as he ensured that the spoils were shared.