Week 11 of the Barclays Premier League featured a bit of a shakeup in the latest table, as one of the league's top teams came away with only a draw on Saturday.
Liverpool and Southampton were able to move up the latest table, while Chelsea dropped after a 2-2 draw against West Brom. Meanwhile, Arsenal are still at the top of the standings and will have a chance to create some more space on Sunday against Manchester United.
Below is the latest table for the Premier League after Saturday, followed by a breakdown of some of the biggest games of the day.
|Aston Villa||2-0||Cardiff City|
|Chelsea||2-2||West Bromwich Albion|
|Norwich City||3-1||West Ham United|
|9.||West Bromwich Albion||3||5||3||14|
|16.||West Ham United||2||4||5||10|
Chelsea Disappoints In Draw Against West Brom
The Blues were unable to grab a win on Saturday against West Brom, but it could have been a lot worse.
Samuel Eto'o drew first blood in the 44th minute on this second chance opportunity, giving Chelsea the 1-0 lead.
However, West Brom scored in the 59th and 67th minutes thanks to goals by Shane Long and Stephane Sessegnon, and just like that, Chelsea was down 2-1. Grant Wahl from Sports Illustrated tweeted that it looked like there seemed to be a lack of effort from the Blues during this stretch.
The Chelsea players seem to be moving at half-speed on these West Brom goals.— Grant Wahl (@GrantWahl) November 9, 2013
It looked like it was over for the Blues, but then they got a break very late in the game. Chelsea was able to draw a penalty inside the box when Steven Reid fouled Ramires. You can see the play and decide for yourself if it was the right call.
Eden Hazard was then able to convert on the big penalty kick to tie things up, surviving the scare from West Brom and giving the Blues a point.
However, Chelsea still dropped in the standings, moving down to fourth. Meanwhile, West Brom was able to move up to No. 9 with 14 points, edging out Aston Villa, Newcastle United and Hull City thanks to a better goal differential.
Now, Chelsea will have to find a way to move back up over the next few weeks, but it won't be an easy task as there are a number of great teams at the top of the table.
Liverpool Coasts to Big Win
The expectations were high for the Reds entering this match against Fulham, and they certainly didn't disappoint.
It didn't take long for Liverpool to take the lead, scoring twice in the 23rd and 26th minutes. The first came off of a terrific free kick from Steven Gerrard that bounced off Fulham's Fernando Amorebieta for an own goal. The second came on this great corner from Gerrard, with Martin Skrtel finishing with a great header to go up 2-0.
The Reds still weren't done, however, as Jordan Henderson found Luis Suarez on this pass in the 36th minute to give them their third goal of the half.
Suarez then scored yet another goal in the 54th minute, giving him his fifth goal in just three games. Liverpool won the match with ease, blowing out Fulham 4-0.
It was a big win for the Reds, as they moved all the way up to No. 2 in the standings, just two points behind Arsenal. Brendan Rodgers had some very good things to say about his team after the win.
Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers: "The outstanding performance is a great credit to the players. Their appetite for the game was brilliant."— Premier League (@premierleague) November 9, 2013
With upcoming matches against Everton, Hull and Norwich, Liverpool has a real chance to move ahead of the Gunners. Meanwhile, Fulham is sitting with a mere 10 points, keeping them just out of the relegation zone. It hasn't been the best season for the Whites, and they're going to need to pull out some keep out of that dangerous area.