Five stats to tell your mates from Saturday's Premier League games


Chelsea manager Antonio Conte says that he is happy to have claimed a comprehensive win over a tough opponent in Stoke City.

By contrast, the present City team have recorded 29...

Will Guardiola's side win the league? The Spaniard finished with three saves on the day en route to keeping a fourth clean sheet in five Premier League games.

Lukaku scored the only goal but United's win in Southampton was overshadowed by the continued use of a racist chant in support of Lukaku by United fans.

Back in the starting line-up at Leicester City, Coutinho showed his class by teeing up Mohamed Salah for Liverpool's opener before curling in a sublime free-kick that set his side up for a 3-2 win.

There were victories for Tottenham Hotspur, Manchester City, Chelsea and Manchester United in Saturday's Premier League action.

And so we move on to the next round of fixtures, and the players you need in your ranks to shoot up in your Fantasy Premier League work table, to close in on Barry from accounts who's getting very smug lately about being at the top.

The two sides remain unbeaten on 16 points with City holding the top place on goal difference.

But West Ham's Javier Hernandez and Cheikhou Kouyate sandwiched goals around Serge Aurier's dismissal for a second yellow card to make things uneasy for the visitors.

Richarlison's late victor helped Watford edge past Swansea 2-1 and record a third successive Premier League victory away from home. While they will nearly certainly score a few goals against the Eagles, picking the right scorer could be tricky since there is so much choice (in other words, I'm still sore about opting for Gabriel Jesus last week when, although he did get one, Sergio Aguero bagged a hat-trick).

Watford matched that record with an equally dramatic 2-1 victory over Swansea as Richarlison struck a 90th-minute victor.

Everton moved out of the drop zone with a 2-1 win over Bournemouth, thanks to a pair of late goals from substitute Oumar Niasse.