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Chelsea first points 

London, September 23

Chelsea lost their 100 percent Premier League record when London rivals West Ham United held them to a 0-0 draw on Sunday. Needing a two-goal win to depose Liverpool at the top of the table, Chelsea struggled to make clear chances despite having the majority of possession and stayed third behind the Merseysiders and champions Manchester City.

The home side could have punished them but Michail Antonio, who was deputising for the injured Marko Arnautovic, missed two first-half chances and Andriy Yarmolenko headed wastefully wide. West Ham, with only one win so far from their six matches, remain 17th, one place above the relegation zone. 

Arsenal broke down a determined Everton defence to win 2-0, with second-half goals from Alexandre Lacazette and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang giving the Gunners their fourth straight Premier League victory.

That was something they never achieved last season under Arsene Wenger, whose Spanish successor Unai Emery felt his side improved during Sunday’s second half but relied heavily on goalkeeper Petr Cech in the opening 45 minutes.

Roma crash

Milan: Lorenzo Insigne bagged a brace to inspire Napoli to a 3-1 win over Torino and join Juventus at the top of Serie A on Sunday, as Roma plunged further into crisis with a 2-0 loss at Bologna. Carlo Ancelotti’s Napoli have 12 points from five games. But Roma coach Eusebio Di Francesco is under increasing pressure after a fourth league game without a win sees the team slump to 12th.

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