All eyes were on Old Trafford this weekend as Manchester United welcomed Arsenal to the north west for a highly-anticipated match up, but the game failed to live up to the hype.
However, there was a goal fest in the clash between overachievers Aston Villa and Southampton, while Chelsea picked up another comfortable victory against Burnley.
Liverpool continued in a similar vein, while Manchester City got back to winning ways, though neither did so comfortably.
There are still two more games to go too with Fulham hosting West Brom this evening, before Leicester travel to Leeds.
Here’s 10 talking points from the weekend of Premier League action.
POGBA FAILS TO TAKE HIS CHANCE – AGAIN
Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer gave Paul Pogba another chance to stake his claim for a regular starting place in his midfield but was let down by yet another poor display from the Frenchman.
After last week’s goalless draw with Chelsea, in which Pogba started on the bench, there were calls for the United boss to find a way to get him back in the team.
Pogba started in midweek against Leipzig in the 5-0 Champions League win but delivered a sub-par performance against Arsenal and gave away the penalty which handed Arsenal the win.
Donny van de Beek, the summer signing from Ajax, was back on the bench after impressing against Leipzig and Solskjaer may regret that decision.
GARETH BALE IS BACK IN BUSINESS
We were all left wondering if Gareth Bale was going to be the force we all remember after he was left on the sidelines for the first few games.
But the Welshman showed he still has plenty more to give after scoring the winner against Brighton over the weekend as a super sub.
There is now talk of Spurs challenging for the title after bolstering themselves up to second – and if Bale can gel with Harry Kane and Son Heung-min, there’s no reason why they won’t be up there come May.
CHELSEA SIGNINGS SETTLING IN NICELY
Chelsea’s new signings are showing they have settled in quickly. Their 3-0 win at Burnley saw Hakim Ziyech score one goal and create another, while Timo Werner was also on target.
Although Burnley created little, the Chelsea defence, marshalled by new arrival Thiago Silva, looked solid and Edouard Mendy became the first Chelsea keeper since Petr Cech in 2004 to start with three straight Premier League clean sheets.
VILLA GET RUDE AWAKENING AFTER DREAM START
Aston Villa fans must have been in dreamland after the club, who last won the league in 1981 before clinching the European Cup in 1982, won their opening four games this term including a 7-2 demolition of champions Liverpool.
But back-to-back defeats at home suggest they may have been punching above their weight.
A 3-0 defeat by Leeds United in the last round of games was followed by Sunday’s 4-3 loss to Southampton, a result that actually flattered Villa’s performance.
The visitors ripped through their rivals to take a 4-0 lead before taking their foot off the pedal. Villa scored twice in stoppage time to add some respectability to the scoreline.
AUBAMEYANG ENDS ARSENAL GOAL WORRIES
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang put to bed his own goal troubles, as well as Arsenal’s, ending a run of three games without scoring as a club.
It was also the skipper’s first Premier League strike since his opening day hit against Fulham.
The Gunners are now back in top half of the table and could even go as high as the top four with a win over Aston Villa this weekend going into the November international break.
“We knew since the beginning we have to trust the process,” said Aubameyang. “Mikel is bringing something very nice.”
MAN CITY LACK CUTTING EDGE IN ATTACK
Pep Guardiola will be pleased with City’s second clean sheet, a 1-0 win at Sheffield United, but will be concerned his side scored just once. The goal also came from an unlikely source, full back Kyle Walker scoring against his boyhood club.
With strikers Sergio Aguero and Gabriel Jesus sidelined with injuries, City were toothless up front despite Ferran Torres’ best efforts to spearhead the attack.
The onus has fallen on City’s wingers and midfielders to make up for their absence but Guardiola’s side are well off the pace for a team that has averaged over 100 league goals in the past three seasons.
Kevin De Bruyne’s return from injury should give them a lift, with the playmaker providing three assists in his last two games.
AIT-NOURI GIVES NUNO SELECTION HEADACHE AND COULD TRIGGER DEAL
Rayan Aït-Nouri started this season as Wolves ’ fourth-choice left wing-back.
But the 19-year-old showed he is up to the job with a stellar performance on Friday night by opening the scoring in the 2-0 win over Crystal Palace.
Aït-Nouri is on loan from French side Angers, but if he backs up his debut showing with more of the same, there’s no reason why Nuno Espirito Santo shouldn’t be shelling out the big bucks come next summer.
BURNLEY LOOKING SHAKY AT THE BACK
The Clarets are sitting rock bottom of the Premier League with just one point from their first six games, and things are looking rather bleak for Sean Dyche.
Burnley have scored just three goals so far, but their main concern will be conceding 12 goals, which is most unlike a Dyche-led Burnley outfit.
There’s no escaping the fact that the Lancashire club need to find the back of the net more, but they also need to find a way to protect their own better too.
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EVERTON’S ANCELOTTI FACES SELECTION HEADACHES
Ancelotti replaced keeper Jordan Pickford with Swedish international Robin Olsen, who arrived on loan from Roma in October, and was rewarded with a solid performance.
But the absence of the injured James Rodriguez and Seamus Coleman and the suspended Richarlison was too much to overcome as Everton slipped to a second straight league defeat.
“There are important players missing,” Ancelotti told the BBC. “When you don’t have these players you have to play differently, maybe with less quality but with more focus.”
LIVERPOOL’S STAR TRIO COULD BECOME FOUR
Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino have been the most feared attacking trio in the top flight for years.
But could they become four following the addition of Diogo Jota?
The Portuguese found the back of the net again as Liverpool secured a saw off West Ham on Saturday, and he looks to have settled in nicely at Anfield.