By Dennis Mungai
Tottenham Hotspurs’ unbeaten start to the league came to a shattering halt as Chelsea romped to a 4-1 win over their rivals on Monday night. Ange Postecoglou’s men came into this match looking to head back to the top of the table and had a perfect start after Kulusevki’s shot deflected off Levi Colwill to put Spurs ahead.
But red cards to Cristian Romero and Destiny Udogie changed the game completely. Nicolas Jackson scored his first Chelsea hat trick in the dying minutes of the game to inflict Spurs their first loss of the season. The result sees Chelsea move up to tenth place and give them motivation ahead of their clash with current leaders Man City on Sunday.
In other results, Nottingham Forest beat Aston Villa 2-0, while stubborn Luton Town held Liverpool to a 1 all draw. Luton looked set to get their first home win of the season but Luis Diaz equalized in the final minutes of the game to rescue a point for the Reds. On Saturday Arsenal’s unbeaten start to the league also ended as they lost 1-0 to Newcastle, thanks to a controversial goal by Anthony Gordon.
Bruno Fernandes was once again Man United’s hero as his late goal helped his team beat Fulham 1-0. Fulham looked set to pound more pressure on Erik Ten Hag but United’s captain brilliantly dummied two defenders before rifling a shot into the bottom corner. Sheffield United earned their first win of the season as they upset Wolves 2-1. More pressure mounted on Vincent Kompany as his Burnley team lost again to Crystal Palace 2-0.
Manchester City stomped to the top of the table with a 6-1 thumping at home to Bournemouth. Jeremy Doku was the star of the match as he scored a goal and provided 4 assists, making him the youngest player, at just 21, in English Premier League history to have five goal involvements in one match. Pep Guardiola’s men currently top the table with 27 points, with Spurs in second place with 26. Arsenal round up the top four with 24 points and will look to get back to winning ways when they host Burnley on Saturday.