Chelsea duo star in overdue victory: Premier League team of the week

Two Wolves players also make the XI after the shock victory over champions Manchester City

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It was a weekend of shock results and overdue wins in the Premier League.

Aston Villa set the tone in Saturday's early game, destroying Brighton & Hove Albion 6-1 at Villa Park in a match that was expected to be a closely contested encounter between two top-six rivals.

Arsenal made light work of their trip to the south coast with a comfortable 4-0 win at Bournemouth, moving to within one point of leaders Manchester City, following the champions' surprise 2-1 defeat to Wolves at Molineux.

At St James' Park, Newcastle United recorded their third-straight win, beating Burnley 2-0, while West Ham bounced back from successive losses with their own 2-0 victory over Sheffield United at the London Stadium.

Manchester United's challenging start to the season continued with a 1-0 defeat to Crystal Palace at Old Trafford, a result which saw Roy Hodgson's side climb above United in the table, and Luton Town registered their first win of the season by beating Everton 2-1 at Goodison Park.

In Saturday's blockbuster late game, Tottenham continued their fine start under new manager Ange Postecoglou with a dramatic 2-1 win over nine-man Liverpool.

Sunday's only game took place at the City Ground, where Nottingham Forest fought back from a man and goal down to draw 1-1 with Brentford.

The weekend then concluded on Monday night when Chelsea claimed just their second win of the season, defeating local rivals Fulham 2-0 at Craven Cottage.

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Updated: October 03, 2023, 8:25 AM