Chelsea registered their fifth straight league win following their impressive 4-1 comeback win against Cardiff City in the Premier League on Saturday.
Former Nigeria international, Victor Moses did not make Chelsea’s matchday squad for the game.
A hat-trick from Eden Hazard in the 37th, 44th and 80th (penalty) minutes, cancelled out Sol Bamba’s shock opener for Cardiff.
The win saw Chelsea usurp Liverpool at the top of the league table on 15 points due to better goals difference.
At St. James’ Park, Arsenal, without Nigerian forward, Alex Iwobi, continued their steady progress under new boss Unai Emery as they pipped Newcastle 2-1.
After a goalless first half, Arsenal opened scoring in the 49th minute off a brilliant free-kick from Granite Xhaka.
Arsenal went 2-0 up through Mesut Ozil in the 58th minute who was quickest to a rebound from Alexandre Lacazette’s initial blocked shot.
Newcastle got a goal back as Ciaran Clark headed in a cross in the 91st minute which was just a consolation goal.
Arsenal now have nine points after five league games played while Newcastle drop into the relegation zone with just one point.
At the Etihad Stadium, champions Manchester City made light work of newly promoted Fulham as they cruised to a comfortable 3-0 win.
Leroy Sane (2nd minute), David Silva (21st minute) and Raheem Sterling (47th minute) were the scorers for City who are now third on 13 points.
And at the Vitality Stadium, 10-man Leicester City suffered back-to-back league defeat as they fell 4-2 to Bournemouth.
Both Nigerian internationals, Wilfred Ndidi and Kelechi Iheanacho, featured for Leicester.
Goals from Ryan Fraser who scored twice, Josh King (penalty) and Adam Smith, saw Bournemouth cruising to a 4-0 lead before James Maddison (penalty) and Marc Albrighton scored for Leicester.
Leicester captain Wes Morgan was sent off after receiving his second yellow card in the game in the 69th minute.
And in another Premier League game, a Wilfred Zaha first half strike secured all the three points for Crystal Palace in their 1-0 away win against Huddersfield Town.
Chelsea 4-1 Cardiff City
Newcastle United 1-2 Arsenal
Manchester City 3-0 Fulham
Huddersfield Town 0-1 Crystal Palace
Bournemouth 4-2 Leicester City