Virgil van Dijk and Cody Gakpo scored two minutes apart in the second half to open the floodgates as an injury-bitten Liverpool opened some space at the top of the Premier League with a 4-1 comeback victory over Luton Town at Anfield on Wednesday.
Chelsea defender Thiago Silva will miss Saturday's Premier League visit to second-placed Manchester City after suffering a groin injury in Monday's 3-1 win at Crystal Palace, manager Mauricio Pochettino said.
Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah is in line to feature against Brentford in the Premier League on Saturday, but right back Trent Alexander-Arnold is ruled out with an injury, manager Juergen Klopp said on Friday.
Arsenal have learnt from their capitulation in last season's Premier League title race and are hoping to play with more consistency this time around in the "most important" part of the campaign, manager Mikel Arteta said.
Manchester United striker Marcus Rashford scored the opening goal and Kobbie Mainoo netted a superb late winner as they beat Wolverhampton Wanderers 4-3 in a thrilling Premier League game at Molineux on Thursday.
Pep Guardiola heaped praise on his Burnley counterpart Vincent Kompany following Manchester City's 3-1 Premier League victory on Wednesday, suggesting the latter will one day be in charge at the Etihad Stadium.
"It is that I am, how can I say it, running out of energy," Klopp, 56, said on Liverpool's website. "I can understand that it’s a shock for a lot of people in this moment, when you hear it for the first time, but obviously I can explain it – or at least try to explain it.
Victory at Manchester United on Sunday would take Tottenham into the top four, possibly as high as third, and only three points behind halfway leaders Liverpool.
Everton manager Sean Dyche said the Premier League should scrap its winter break to ease the packed fixture schedule over the festive period and lessen the advantage enjoyed by bigger clubs with deeper squads.
Chelsea survived a late Luton Town fightback to return to winning ways on the road with a 3-2 win at Kenilworth Road on Saturday, with Cole Palmer netting twice either side of a fine Noni Madueke strike.
Arsenal's 2-0 defeat to West Ham United was a missed opportunity to return to the top of the Premier League and manager Mikel Arteta said his side must improve at both ends of the pitch to have any hope of winning the title.
Arsenal paid the price for failing to take their chances in a 2-0 Premier League defeat to West Ham United on Thursday, captain Martin Odegaard said as he urged his side to learn from their mistakes.
Brighton & Hove Albion moved into eighth place in the Premier League with a 4-2 mauling of Tottenham Hotspur on Thursday to end a superb year under Italian manager Roberto De Zerbi.
Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta was restrained after another controversial VAR decision played a pivotal part in his side's 2-0 home defeat by West Ham United on Thursday that meant they missed out on returning to the top of the Premier League.
Tottenham Hotspur are hoping to sign new players in the early stages of the January transfer window, manager Ange Postecoglou said, as the Premier League club's injury crisis deepens.
In their first match since winning the Club World Cup, City climbed back into the league's top four thanks to second-half goals by Phil Foden, Julian Alvarez and Bernardo Silva.
An 89th-minute penalty from substitute Noni Madueke earned Chelsea a laboured 2-1 home victory over Crystal Palace in the Premier League London derby on Wednesday.
A goal deep into stoppage time by substitute Nicolo Zaniolo snatched a draw for Villa on Friday as United brought the hosts' 15-match winning run at home in the league to an end.
Chelsea midfielder Enzo Fernandez will miss Sunday's clash at Wolverhampton Wanderers after suffering a hernia, the Premier League club's manager Mauricio Pochettino said.
Tottenham Hotspur beat Nottingham Forest 2-0 away with goals by Richarlison and Dejan Kulusevski for a second straight win that nudged them closer to the Premier League top four on Friday although they had midfielder Yves Bissouma sent off late on.