A new week, a new table-topper. This season the Premier League looks as if it’s anyone’s to win and the unpredictability continued last weekend.
So, who were the winners and losers in game-week eight of the Premier League?
If you’re going to start somewhere, why not start at the top.
Leicester City had the perfect weekend as they beat a strong Wolves side 1-0 with results around league swinging in the favour, sending the Foxes to the top of the league.
Jamie Vardy’s first half penalty was enough to secure victory for Brendan Rodgers’ side – luckily for the English striker his missed penalty didn’t come back to haunt his side as they held on for the win.
No Danny Ings, no problem for the Saints as they eased past Newcastle United to a 2-0 win at Saint Mary’s Stadium, which even sent them to the top of the Premier League table for over 24 hours.
Since being thrashed 5-2 at home to Tottenham Hotspur in September, Southampton have gone unbeaten in the league and winning five of their six games, meaning they currently sit fourth in the league and two points off top spot.
Only three points separate first and sixth in the league, so it’s all to play for at the early stages of the season.
Now sitting sixth and three points off top with a game in hand, Aston Villa couldn’t have hoped for a better start to the season.
The highlight of their season being their 7-2 victory over reigning champions Liverpool earlier in the season was potentially topped last weekend, as Villa outplayed Arsenal at the Emirates stadium and went back to Birmingham with a 3-0 win.
Ollie Watkins’ brace added to Bakayo Saka’s first-half own-goal to hand Villa victory, putting the Midland’s club in a much better position than they were at this point last season.
The Toffee’s led the pack after five weeks with 13 points from a possible 15, however the Merseyside club seem to have ran out of steam recently, losing their last three games in the league which sees them drop to seventh.
A 3-1 loss to Manchester United last weekend was the result whic