The Premier League continues to entertain, with none of Saturday's games ending scoreless and all but one featuring two or more goals. In all, there were 23 goals from seven games, and three of them were scored by Southampton, who handed Chelsea yet another loss. The Blues have conceded 17 this year, tied for second-worst in the league. Manchester City, meanwhile, laid a beating on Newcastle and are now top of the table.
Crystal Palace 2-0 West Bromwich Albion
AFC Bournemouth 1-1 Watford FC
Aston Villa 0-1 Stoke City
Manchester City 6-1 Newcastle
Norwich City 1-2 Leicester City
Sunderland 2-2 West Ham United
Chelsea 1-3 Southampton
Welcome back, Sergio Aguero
Coming into Saturday, Sergio Aguero had one goal on the season. Now he has six goals, after equalling the Premier League record for goals in one game with five.
Poor Newcastle, and poor Steve McClaren. No one deserves to get trucked like this.
Let's all laugh at Tony Pulis
Remember when Tony Pulis left Palace by mutual consent because he didn't get a huge transfer budget and full control over transfers? Palace supporters sure do.
Alan Pardew's Red n Blue army rings out in Tony Pulis' ear as he wonders why on Earth he left our wonderful club only for this.— Five Year Plan (@FYPFanzine) October 3, 2015
Palace fans now asking Pulis what's the score. Oh Tony Pulis What have you done?— Five Year Plan (@FYPFanzine) October 3, 2015
Alan Pardew > 100 Pulises— Five Year Plan (@FYPFanzine) October 3, 2015
Yikes. West Brom hardly created a chance in this game, which is slowly becoming the norm for them.
Aston Villa fans are losing patience with Tim Sherwood
Welcome the Villains to the drop zone. Aston Villa suffered their fourth consecutive loss on Saturday, turning in a very poor performance at home against Stoke City. Villa fans are taking this well.
Yesterday I said that I was dreading this match more than any I could remember. Turns out I was right to feel that way.— 7500 To Holte (@7500toHolte) October 3, 2015
Funny thing is I’m so numb to this that I’m not even angry at how bad we are.— 7500 To Holte (@7500toHolte) October 3, 2015
HOLY FUCK YOU ARE TERRIBLE VILLA— 7500 To Holte (@7500toHolte) October 3, 2015
Yikes. Being a Villa fan is rough.
Sunderland fell apart, but there's no time for moping
The Black Cats threw away a two-goal lead, while goalscorer Jermain Lens was sent off in what was expected to be manager Dick Advocaat's last game. And amazingly, Sunderland fans are staying optimistic.
Glimpse of what Sunderland are capable of in the first half today. Challenge for new manager is make it the norm. Plenty to work with.— Michael Graham (@Capt_Fishpaste) October 3, 2015
Not the time for despondency and negativity. Whatever has gone, it's now a fresh start and opportunity for change. Been here before.— Michael Graham (@Capt_Fishpaste) October 3, 2015
Hey, they manage to stay in the Premier League despite disasters to start the season every season. Why not be confident?
We're out of words or explanations for Chelsea
They just fell apart against Southampton, and in a way previously thought impossible under Jose Mourinho.
Jose Mourinho headed for 2nd home league loss of season. Had 1 in career previously at Chelsea.— Mattias Karén (@MattiasKaren) October 3, 2015
3 - Today is the first time Jose Mourinho has seen an away team score more than twice at Stamford Bridge in the PL. History.— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) October 3, 2015
Chelsea are too good to be this bad.— Tony Barrett (@TonyBarretTimes) October 3, 2015
"Jose Mourinho's got to be on his last legs at this point," said Graham MacAree at our Chelsea blog We Ain't Got No History. "This is not a Jose out bullet point, just a note that this is now very, very bad."
Between this loss, leaks coming out of the locker room and the current employment status of Jürgen Klopp, Jose really might not make it to Christmas. Chelsea walked to the title last year, and they were expected to win it again this year. But they're a mess.