Published: Sun, November 10, 2019
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Chelsea and Leicester march on, Tottenham stuck in a rut

Chelsea and Leicester march on, Tottenham stuck in a rut

Arsenal have now gone four games without a win after their defeat at the King Power stadium against a Leicester side that is looking every bit as effective as their 2016 title-winning squad.

Liverpool host Manchester City at Anfield on Sunday in an encounter which will have huge implications on this season's title race, the league leaders now six-points ahead of Pep Guardiola's side ahead of the latest instalment of what is a growing rivalry between the division's top two.

The Foxes' superior goal difference takes them into second as second-half strikes from Jamie Vardy and James Maddison piled more pressure on beleaguered Arsenal boss Unai Emery.

The Foxes are a point clear of City and will retain their place in second through the worldwide break if Pep Guardiola's side lose to Liverpool.

"I'm playing probably the best that I ever have", said Vardy, one of the heroes of Leicester's remarkable 2015/16 Premier League title win.

"The reality is that for different reasons we are not showing the performances that we expect", Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino said after the match.

The French defender has been a regular fixture in the first-team at Stamford Bridge under Lampard after having spent the last two seasons out on loan.

Tammy Abraham and Christian Pulisic were on again on the scoresheet.

He added: "Eventually they score a goal, a good one-two, to go 1-0 up and we couldn't say that they hadn't worked hard to deserve their lead".

David McGoldrick thought he had levelled nearly immediately, but after a three-minute delay the goal was ruled out for John Lundstram being millimetres offside in the build-up.

Other games played on Saturday saw, Newcastle United beat Bournemouth 2-1 at home, Burnley record 3-0 win against West Ham and Everton earn a 2-1 away win at Southampton.

Ashley Barnes opened the scoring after 11 minutes as Burnley never looked back.

George Baldock's fortuitous equaliser saw Sheffield United stretch their unbeaten run to five games with a deserved draw at Tottenham, who remain without a win in the league since September.

It got better for the home side with 15 minutes remaining as Vardy turned provider to set up Maddision, who sent a fine first-time finish into the bottom corner from the edge of the box.

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