While many had overwhelmingly tipped them for maximum points, it was Chelsea midfielder Jorginho who rescued a 1-1 draw against Manchester United for the Blues.
The Italian’s penalty atoned for the blunder that allowed Jadon Sancho to put the visitors in front on Sunday.
Thomas Tuchel’s men dominated for long periods at Stamford Bridge but fell behind when Jorginho’s poor control presented Sancho with the chance to score early in the second half.
Jorginho made amends for that mistake as he stroked home a penalty after Aaron Wan-Bissaka fouled Thiago Silva.
It was the least Chelsea deserved after they laid siege to United’s goal and saw David de Gea make a series of fine saves.
Chelsea, unbeaten in their last 11 games in all competitions, remain top of the Premier League but are now just one point ahead of second-placed Manchester City, who defeated West Ham earlier on Sunday.
United, in eighth place, are 12 points adrift of the leaders but this gritty display was something to build on after a traumatic period.
Liverpool are two points off Chelsea, following an emphatic 4-0 victory over Southampton on Saturday.
A brace from Diogo Jota and then two more from Thiago Alcantara and Virgil Van Dijk ensured all three points for Jurgen Klopp’s side
The one-sided affair at Anfield was the biggest news in the English top-flight on Saturday, but Arsenal certainly did their best to steal the show in the early kickoff.
Against a revitalised Newcastle United side under the management of Eddie Howe, Mikel Arteta’s side eventually claimed all three points through second-half goals from Bukayo Saka and Gabriel Martinelli.
Elsewhere, Aston Villa continued their impressive turnaround under new manager Steven Gerrard,
with a 2-1 win over Crystal Palace. Goals from Matt Targett and John McGinn were enough to see the Birmingham side move up to eleventh.
Brentford beat Everton 1-0 thanks to an Ivan Toney penalty, while Leicester beat Watford 4-2, with Jamie Vardy scoring a double against his former title-winning manager Claudio Ranieri.