English Premier League update for week ending Monday 22/10/2018.
The extended Premier League weekend ended Monday night with Arsenal finishing off on a high note brushing aside Leicester City 3-1 and a winning Bet1015 tip at 11/1.
The Gunners under Unai Emery are on a winning run of 10 straight games in all forms of competition and their win against the visiting Foxes at the Emirates confirmed a spot in the Top 4 of the EPL table ahead of Tottenham Hotspurs' fifth.
The Spurs who are on similar points with Arsenal (21) are a notch below thanks to an inferior goal difference post their narrow 0-1 win over a tottering West Ham United.
For the Gunners, Pierre Aubameyang with a brace and Mesut Ozil with a half-time effort were outstanding in a match that Leicester City somewhat dominated before the interval and produced their only goal in the 31st minute.
Much before that, on Saturday, Stamford Bridge witnessed a scintillating contest between Chelsea and Manchester United that ended in a 2-2 draw.
In a match where Jose Mourinho chose to start off with oft regular rejects Anthony Martial, Marcus Rashford and Juan Mata, United put in a much- improved performance. After going behind from an Anthony Rudiger header, the Red Devils seemed to have wrapped up the proceedings on the back of Martial's brilliant double-strike but Ross Barkley played the party-pooper, scoring a face-saving equalizer for the Blues at the death with a 96th minute goal.
The draw leaves Chelsea finely poised at the 3rd spot with 21 points, a goal-difference of just 2 and 4 helping them stay ahead of Arsenal and Tottenham who are on similar points with the Blues. By failing to win, United still stay rooted to the 10th spot, a position they have been in for quite some time now.
Bournemouth and Watford held steady at the 6th and 7th spots on the table. In case of The Poppies it was a facile 0-0 draw played against 16th placed Southampton that left them just a point ahead of Watford's 16.
Watford prevented themselves from sliding further down the table, with an impressive 0-2 away against Wolverhampton Wanderers and breaking a dismal run of 4 winless games.
Title-holders Manchester City seem to be on course for an encore, leading the table with 23 points.
Liverpool share the same points but it's the goal difference that sets Pep Guardiola's men apart.
The gap widened thanks to Man City's crushing 5-0 win over Burnley last Saturday while, on the other hand, Liverpool made heavy weather in overcoming relegation candidate Huddersfield Town 0-1.
Everton leapt into the Top Ten with a 2-0 win over Crystal Palace, a couple of late goals coming from Dominic Calvert-Lewin and Cenk Tosun in the 87th and 89th minute of play. The Toffees are currently on the 8th spot of the table with 15 points.
Meanwhile, Cardiff City recorded their first Premier League win of the season beating Fulham 4-2 at home last Saturday. As a result, the Welsh side have managed to wriggle out of relegation territory to settle at the 16th spot while the vanquished Fulham slipped into it.
Huddersfield and Newcastle languish at the bottom on the 19th and 20th spot still searching for that elusive win.