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Chelsea beat Tottenham, remain top of EPL

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Chelsea beat Tottenham in Saturday’s marquee match, 2-1, keeping the Blues atop the English Premier League. Despite Tottenham starting the fixture the brighter of the two sides, Chelsea battled back to take all three points.

Spurs’ Christian Eriksen opened the scoring for Tottenham in the 11th minute. The goal was the wake-up call Chelsea needed as the Blues inched their way back into the fixture.

On the stroke of halftime, Nemanja Matic’s pass found Pedro. The Spaniard’s right-footed shot flew past Tottenham’s Hugo Lloris, levelling the affair.

Chelsea needed just five minutes after the restart to take the lead. Fantasy Premier League’s third highest points man Diego Costa’s pass found Victor Moses in the 18-yard box. His right-footed shot got past Lloris and gave Chelsea a lead they wouldn’t surrender.

Burnley 1-2 Manchester City

Manchester City survived a slight scare as Pep Guardiola’s team came from a goal down to beat Burnley. Sergio Aguero’s two goal performance gave the Argentine striker a 12 point FPL haul over the weekend.

The Blues could have had more goals as Yaya Toure, who has been restored in the Manchester City team, hit the woodwork in the 34th minute.

Manchester City will host Chelsea in gameweek 14’s premier fixture.

Swansea 5-4 Crystal Palace

Swansea manager Bob Bradley finally got his first win as Swans’ boss in a wild encounter with Crystal Palace. The two sides traded goals in the opening half.

After the hour-mark the game really opened up as Swansea’s Leroy Fer scored twice in the space of two minutes. Crystal Palace’s James Tomkins pulled a goal back before Swansea’s Jack Cork turned a Palace shot into his own goal.

With the fixture level, Palace’s Christian Benteke added the go ahead goal for the Eagles. However, it wasn’t over as Swansea’s Fernando Llorente levelled things in the first minute of stoppage-time.

The Spaniard then added his second just a minute later as Swansea won for only the second time this season.

Leicester 2-2 Middlesbrough

The lustre of Leicester’s Premier League win in 2015-16 has worn off as manager Claudio Ranieri has admitted the team are in a relegation battle.

Saturday’s 2-2 draw with Middlesbrough piled on the misery for the team. Leicester had to come from behind twice.

Middlesbrough Alvaro Negredo opened the scoring on 13 minutes. Riyah Mahrez levelled from the penalty spot just before halftime for Leicester.

However, Negredo added a second on 72 minutes. Leicester were awarded a second penalty on the stroke of full-time and Islam Slimani struck from the spot to finish the match level at 2-2.

Liverpool 2-0 Sunderland

Despite struggling to breakdown Sunderland for much of their match at Anfield, Liverpool defeated the Black Cats 2-0.

First half substitute Divock Origi tallied the go ahead goal in the 75th minute. James Milner added a second from the penalty spot in stoppage-time.

Although Liverpool picked up all three points, Philippe Coutinho left the match in the first half with an injury. Liverpool are awaiting final scans and the club are not hopefully the Brazilian will be back soon.

Arsenal 3-1 Bournemouth

Arsenal’s Alexis Sanchez struck on either side of a Theo Walcott goal as the two Gunners’ stars continued their strong FPL play this season.

Bournemouth’s Callum Wilson struck from the penalty spot for the Cherries, but the team’s defence was unable to stop Arsenal’s attack.

Manchester United 1-1 West Ham

Manchester United drew their fourth match out of their last six as West Ham took points from Jose Mourinho’s side. Manchester United found themselves down after just two minutes when Diafra Sakho scored for the Hammers.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic levelled the match for United just 19 minutes later thanks to Paul Pogba’s assist. The draw leaves United in sixth place, seven points from top spot.

Saturday Nov. 26, 2016

Burnley 1-2 Manchester City

Swansea 5-4 Crystal Palace

Leicester 2-2 Middlesbrough

Liverpool 2-0 Sunderland

Hull 1-1 West Brom

Chelsea 2-1 Tottenham

Sunday Nov. 27, 2016

Watford 0-1 Stoke

Arsenal 3-1 Bournemouth

Manchester United 1-1 West Ham

Southampton 1-0 Everton

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