How the Premier League Table Looks After Humbling Defeats for Chelsea and Man United

How the Premier League Table Looks After Humbling Defeats for Chelsea and Man United

Fred Kennedy
updated at September 4, 2023 at 1:50 PM
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  • Man City, Arsenal, and Tottenham all won their respective Premier League fixtures this weekend
  • Chelsea and Man United both lost in matchweek four with the latter hammered 3-1 by at Arsenal
  • City are the only side yet to drop points so far this season after four wins from the last four games

Chelsea and Manchester United were among the biggest losers of gameweek four of the Premier League.

The two EPL giants lost their respective fixtures, with United getting a 3-1 hammering by Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium.

The Red Devils, who have been less-than-convincing since the start of the season, were looking to build on their hardfought 3-2 win over Nottingham Forest last weekend during their Sunday trip to North London.

Erling Haaland celebrates after scoring during the Premier League match between Manchester City and Fulham FC at Etihad Stadium. Photo by Lewis Storey.
Erling Haaland celebrates after scoring during the Premier League match between Manchester City and Fulham FC at Etihad Stadium. Photo by Lewis Storey.
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However, The Citizen reports that Erik ten Hag's charges were condemned to a comprehensive defeat, with two late goals from Declan Rice and Gabriel Jesus earning the Gunners a thrilling victory.

Chelsea, meanwhile, were stunned 1-0 at home on Saturday, with former Manchester United star, Anthony Elanga emerging as the match hero for Nottingham Forest.

Man City maintains 100 per cent

Elsewhere, Manchester City remain the only side yet to drop points so far this season per the Premier League, having won all four of their Premier League outings.

The Citizens' latest fixture ended in a 5-1 win over Fulham at the Etihad Stadium, with the victory having them topping the charts with 12 points.

Tottenham, who mauled Burnley 5-2 at Craven Cottage on Saturday, are currently placed second with 10 points, level with Liverpool, West Ham United, and Arsenal.

Jurgen Klopp's men saw off Aston Villa 3-0 on Sunday, while the Hammers silenced newly promoted side, Luton Town 2-1.

United's defeat has them sitting 11th on the log, a place above Chelsea, who have picked up just four points.

Luton, Burnley struggles continue

Meanwhile, Luton and Burnley remain the only two sides yet to pick points so far this season. The two teams have lost all three opening matches of the campaign, with the disastrous run leaving them in the relegation zone.

Everton are the other side who are in the relegation zone, having managed just one point in four matches. The Toffees' most recent fixture ended in a draw against Sheffield United at Bramall Lane.

Ten Hag slams refereeing decision

Earlier, Sports Brief reported on ten Hag appearing to blame refereeing decisions for United's defeat against Arsenal.

The Red Devils were humbled 3-1 by the Gunners during their Premier League trip to the Emirates Stadium on Sunday.

The Dutch coach said Alejandro Garnacho's goal should have stood, despite replays showing he was fractionally offside.

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