The crisis has further strengthened on the side of Chelsea, stuck in fourteenth place after a new defeat, the third this season, at home against Aston Villa (1-0).

. Liverpool keep up the pace

The Reds follow the pace of the league printed by Manchester City, ahead of him with two small points ahead in the table, by virtue of a deserving victory against West Ham (3-1), one of the leaders of the top of the table at the beginning of the season.

French goalkeeper Alphonse Areola lost on penalty kicks to Mohamed Salah (16th, 1-0) who walked on water at the beginning of the season, before yielding again to Darwin Nunez (60th, 2-1) and Diego Jota (85th, 3-1).

Coach Jürgen Klopp can count on a fit attack, but he still has to consolidate a defense that is still too brittle. His captain Virgil Van Dijk, back from suspension, was surprised by a diving header from Jarrod Bowen (42nd, 1-1).

One point behind the Reds, Brighton confirmed its start to the season by overthrowing Bournemouth (3-1). OM's future opponent in the Europa League is third with 15 points, two more than Tottenham (4th) and Arsenal (5th).

. Derby hooked

The neighbors Arsenal and Tottenham delivered a committed and eventful derby, tinged with clamors, rumblings and boos, in an atmosphere even more electric than Wednesday against PSV Eindhoven (4-0) for the return of the Gunners in the Champions League.

Tottenham player Son Heung-Min (L) celebrates his first goal against Arsenal during the Premier League Premier League match between the two teams at the Emirate Stadium in London on September 24, 2023. © HENRY NICHOLLS / AFP

In this match not to lose, Arsenal made the race in the lead twice by taking advantage of Cristian Romero's misfortune: the Argentine defender first diverted into his goal a strike from Bukayo Saka (26th, 1-0), before causing a penalty, converted by the English winger (54th, 2-1).

Fortunately for Spurs, the attacking double of James Maddison and Heung-Min Son restored parity each time, with the English leader in the role of passer and the South Korean captain as finisher (42nd, 1-1 and 55th, 2-2).

Arsenal may regret their missed chances, but they preserve their invincibility at home against Tottenham, weaned from league victory since November 2011 at the Emirates.

. Chelsea even lower

Chelsea's disastrous start to the season continued with a 1-0 home defeat to Unai Emery's Aston Villa, sixth after six rounds.

Chelsea players Cole Palmer (left) and Thiago Silva (right) during the Premier League Premier League match against Aston Villa at Stamford Bridge Stadium in London on September 24, 2023. © Ian Kington / AFP

This third Premier League setback keeps the Blues in fourteenth place and increases the pressure around Mauricio Pochettino, appointed to right a blue ship adrift last season.

The former Paris Saint-Germain coach knows that patience is not the forte of Chelsea owners. Last season, Thomas Tuchel was ejected after a few weeks and Graham Potter suffered the same fate in April.

The Blues of Malo Gusto, ruled out on Sunday, have just gone a third game without scoring after a 1-0 defeat against Nottingham Forest and a 0-0 draw at Bournemouth.

Matchday 6 ends on Sunday (17.30pm) with Newcastle coming to Sheffield.

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