Three goals in seven minutes gave Chelsea a 3-0 Premier League home win over Burnley on Saturday while champions Manchester United were thankful for an Abou Diaby own goal as they came from 1-0 down to beat Arsenal 2-1 at Old Trafford.
Tottenham Hotspur left it late to beat Birmingham City 2-1 to keep pace with Chelsea at the top. They both have a maximum 12 points with United on nine.
Nicolas Anelka, Michael Ballack and Ashley Cole scored either side of halftime for rampant Chelsea, who made it four wins out of four under new manager Carlo Ancelotti.
Image: Ashley Cole celebrates after scoring against Burnley.
Full Coverage: English Premier League