The apprentice became the master at Stamford Bridge as Chelsea manager Frank Lampard got the better of former boss Jose Mourinho as the Blues beat Tottenham 2-1.
Goals from Olivier Giroud and Marcos Alonso put the dominant Chelsea in charge. Antonio Rudiger’s late own goal gave the visitors brief hope but Lampard’s men held on for a deserved win.
The game’s main talking point saw Spurs midfielder Giovani Lo Celso somehow manage to escape a red card for a nasty stamp on Cesar Azpilicueta. The incident was reviewed by VAR but Lo Celso stayed on the pitch and the Professional Game Match Officials Board (PGMOL) later admitted that the decision was wrong.
Lampard has now got the better of the Portuguese three times in their respective managerial careers and this win was the first time a league double has ever been inflicted on a Mourinho side.
Man City beat Leicester
There was an entertaining match at the King Power Stadium as Manchester City got the better of Leicester, winning 1-0.
Gabriel Jesus spared Sergio Aguero’s blushes with the winner after the Argentine had his spot-kick saved by Kasper Schmeichel.
VAR somewhat overshadowed this game too though with the Foxes being denied a penalty after Kevin De Bruyne handled the ball inside his own box while blocking a James Maddison free-kick, but City got a penalty when Ilkay Gundogan’s effort struck Dennis Praet on the arm.
Aston Villa and Bournemouth lost
Aston Villa and Bournemouth both slipped to damaging defeats in their battle to beat the drop.
The Cherries were the victims of more VAR drama during their 3-0 defeat at Burnley, as an equaliser quickly turned into a goal at the other end.
Harry Wilson made it 1-1 before VAR spotted an earlier handball from Adam Smith in the Bournemouth box.
The goal was chalked off and a penalty awarded at the other end instead, which Jay Rodriguez converted to add to Matej Vydra’s strike, and Dwight McNeil rounded things off.
But Villa could not capitalise as they slipped to a 2-0 defeat at Southampton, with Shane Long striking early before Stuart Armstrong scored in injury time.
Sheffield United and Brighton shared points
Neal Maupay cancelled out Enda Stevens’ strike to earn a valuable point for the Seagulls and put a dent in the Blades’ European bid.
Crystal Palace beat Newcastle
And Crystal Palace put an end to their eight-game winless run as Patrick van Aanholt netted a stunning free-kick in a 1-0 victory over Newcastle.
Premier League results
Chelsea 2-1 Tottenham
Burnley 3-0 Bournemouth
Crystal Palace 1-0 Newcastle
Sheffield United 1-1 Brighton
Southampton 2-0 Aston Villa
Leicester 0-1 Manchester City
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