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Premier League Recap: Chelsea Cruise, Man U Back On Track

Nick Barbarino |
September 28, 2014 | 11:51 p.m. PDT

Staff Reporter

After a disappointing tie against rivals Manchester City last week, Chelsea was firing on all cylinders at home against an upbeat Aston Villa side. Jose Mourinho celebrated his 250th game in charge of the Blues with a solid 3-0 victory, seeing his side maintain its unbeaten start to the season.

Oscar opened the scoring in the seventh minute as Chelsea dominated from the first whistle. Diego Costa added another goal, bringing his league-leading tally to eight goals in six games. The Spaniard was taken off early in hopes that his troublesome hamstring would be healthy enough for the upcoming Champions League match on Tuesday. 

Mourinho has to be happy with his side, which has remained undefeated in all competitive games this season, while outscoring their opponents in the Premier League by an astonishing 12 goals. This revamped Blues squad led by new additions Costa and Cesc Fabregas, look set to compete for their first Premier League title since 2010. The Blues will look to continue their hot start next week when Arsenal travels to Stamford Bridge, in what promises to be a great game. 

Around The League

Manchester United were able to bounce back from their shock defeat to Leicester City last week, defeating West Ham United 2-1. Wayne Rooney scored another goal for the Red Devils before being dismissed for a clumsy challenge. If Manchester United can continue to gel, they may have the offensive prowess to challenge Chelsea at the top.

Arsenal and Tottenham played to a draw in the North London Derby. Arsenal maintained a majority of possession but found themselves trailing with only 20 minutes to play. Starlet Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain was able to reward the gunners for their play, smashing home an equalizer with minutes to play. 

The most surprising team of the season, Southampton, won their sixth straight game 2-1 over QPR. The Saints trail league leaders Chelsea by a mere three points, but will have a major test next week when they face Tottenham.

Chelsea currently leads the table with 16 points followed by Southampton, Manchester City and Arsenal, in that order. 

Fixture Results

Liverpool 1-1 Everton

Chelsea 3-0 Aston Villa

Crystal Palace 2-0 Leceister City

Hull City 2-4 Manchester City

Manchester United 2-1 West Ham United

Southampton 2-1 Q.P.R

Sunderland 0-0 Swansea City

Arsenal 1-1 Tottenham

West Brom 4-0 Burnley

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