Gameweek 16 was full of drama at the top of the Premier League table.
In the early kick-off on Saturday afternoon, Liverpool travelled down south as they looked to defeat Bournemouth at the Vitality Stadium.
This came before Manchester United played host to rock-bottom Fulham, as Arsenal also welcomed relegation strugglers Huddersfield Town.
A blockbuster clash took place at Stamford Bridge following the afternoon’s fixtures. Chelsea and Manchester City locked horns, with plenty on the line for both sides.
The final match on Saturday came at the King Power Stadium, as Tottenham Hotspur looked to continue their good form at Leicester City.
Take a look at how the ‘Big Six’ Premier League teams fared in their respective outings, with an assessment of how their players rated in the 16th gameweek of the campaign.
Bournemouth 0-4 Liverpool
Mohamed Salah stole the show as Liverpool beat Bournemouth 4-0 away from home. The Egyptian netted a hat-trick, with Steve Cook converting an own goal, as he helped the Reds continue their impressive run of form.
Liverpool goalkeeper and defenders ratings
Alisson – 7: Had to make one or two routine saves, other than that, a comfortable afternoon for the Brazilian.
James Milner – 7: Played at right-back and did well against the likes of Ryan Fraser and Junior Stanislas.
Joel Matip – 7: A secured performance from the Cameroonian who was good on the ball as well.
Virgil van Dijk – 8: Just strolled through another game without much trouble. He is a real colossus at the back.
Andy Robertson – 8: He was a bit loose on the ball in the first half but always secured defensively. Immensely improved after the break.
Liverpool midfielders ratings
Fabinho – 7: The Brazilian is settling into the team now. Looks an assured figure in midfield.
Georginio Wijnaldum – 7: A comfortable performance from the Dutchman who controlled the midfield well alongside Fabinho.
Naby Keita – 7: Started the game with consecutive nutmegs but wasn’t really involved all the time.
Liverpool attackers ratings
Xherdan Shaqiri – 6: The Swiss did his bit on the right-hand side of attack without really threatening.
Roberto Firmino – 8: Probably his best performance in a while. The Brazilian was at his near best.
Mohamed Salah – 10: The Egyptian was at his menacing best. Scoring three and looked a real threat in behind.
Manchester United 4-1 Fulham
Manchester United confidently dispatched Fulham at Old Trafford. Ashley Young, Juan Mata, Romelu Lukaku and Marcus Rashford scored for the hosts. Aboubakar Kamara netted a penalty for the visitors before Andre-Frank Zambo Anguissa was sent off.
Manchester United goalkeeper and defenders ratings
David de Gea – 6: Had next to nothing to do.
Diogo Dalot – 8: Settling in well. He was good in attack and in defence.
Chris Smalling – 7: Picked up a knock but was assured throughout.
Phil Jones – 7: Comfortable and confident in and out of possession.
Ashley Young – 9: Consistently offering himself as an option down the flank. Scored a sublime goal.
Manchester United midfielders ratings
Ander Herrera – 7: Passed and moved his way to an accomplished performance.
Nemanja Matic – 7: A vast improvement on his earlier displays this season.
Manchester United attackers ratings
Juan Mata – 9: Controlled the game from deeper areas and netted a fine goal.
Jesse Lingard – 7: Quietly went about his business and buzzed around the final third.
Marcus Rashford – 9: Scored an excellent goal and was United’s biggest attacking threat.
Romelu Lukaku – 7: Finally got his Old Trafford goal. Quiet, but the strike will be a weight off his shoulders.
Arsenal 1-0 Huddersfield Town
Arsenal extended their unbeaten run in all competitions to 21 games as they defeated Huddersfield. A late Lucas Torreira goal in acrobatic fashion helped the Gunners to yet another positive result.
Arsenal goalkeeper and defenders ratings
Bernd Leno – 6: Hardly tested by a rudderless Huddersfield side.
Hector Bellerin – 7: Worked hard but faded as the game went on after an early start.
Stephan Lichtsteiner – 7: An energetic first-half display.
Shkodran Mustafi – 6: Comfortable but was booked for diving. Limped off with a knock.
Sokratis – 8: Made a reckless challenge but was imperious throughout.
Sead Kolasinac – 7: Performed well and was always an outlet on the left.
Arsenal midfielders ratings
Granit Xhaka – 6: Also booked for diving. Comfortable display throughout.
Matteo Guendouzi – 7: Another Arsenal star who was cautioned for simulation. He was good in midfield, however.
Lucas Torreira – 9: Outstanding. Took his goal in expert fashion and was excellent at both ends of the pitch.
Arsenal attackers ratings
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang – 7: Always industrious but missed some good chances.
Alexandre Lacazette – 6: Taken off after a quiet display.
Chelsea 2-0 Manchester City
Chelsea ended Manchester City’s unbeaten Premier League run with a 2-0 win. Goals from N’Golo Kante and David Luiz helped the Blues keep their title hopes alive and knock Pep Guardiola’s men off the top in the process.
Chelsea goalkeeper and defenders ratings
Kepa – 7: Saved well from Kyle Walker’s free-kick but wasn’t called on as often as many expected he would be.
Cesar Azpilicueta – 9: Produced one of the single best defensive performances you’re likely to see this season.
Antonio Rudiger – 7: His main job was to form a wall of resistance, clearing the ball seven times and producing one block.
David Luiz – 9: His work in the defensive phase was impressive but his goal 12 minutes before the end sealed the three points and the passion in his face showed it all.
Marcos Alonso – 8: A marked improvement on his performances over the past month or so.
Chelsea midfielders ratings
N’Golo Kante – 8: Took his goal fantastically well. His passing improved in the second half as Chelsea were afforded more space.
Jorginho – 7: Like Kante, he improved when the game became stretched.
Mateo Kovacic – 7: Helped Chelsea maintain a strong central core.
Chelsea attackers ratings
Pedro – 7: Stifled in the first half, before playing a part in Chelsea’s opening goal.
Eden Hazard – 8: Adjusted well to his new role and assisted Kante’s goal brilliantly.
Willian – 6: Full of energy but his final ball was poor.
Manchester City goalkeeper and defenders ratings
Ederson – 6: Helpless to prevent Chelsea’s two goals.
Kyle Walker – 5: An uncharacteristically haphazard display from the right-back.
John Stones – 5: An unconvincing display from Stones.
Aymeric Laporte – 6: Generally assured but wasn’t his usual, dominant self.
Fabian Delph – 6: Worked hard but was given the runaround.
Manchester City midfielders ratings
Fernandinho – 5: Controlled the opening stages but faded as the game went on, as his influence waned.
Bernardo Silva – 5: Worked hard but was generally anonymous.
David Silva – 5: Very quiet. Perhaps his most unimpressive game of the season.
Manchester City attackers ratings
Riyad Mahrez – 5: Cut a frustrated figure as he failed to influence the game.
Raheem Sterling – 6: Moved between the lines well but his efforts proved to be of no avail.
Leroy Sane – 5: A rather lethargic, uninspiring display from the German.
Leicester City 0-2 Tottenham Hotspur
Heung-min Son netted a fine strike to help Tottenham Hotspur to a comfortable victory against Leicester. Dele Alli netted the visitors’ second of the match to seal three points.
Tottenham goalkeeper and defenders ratings
Hugo Lloris – 7: A quiet evening for Lloris, but he coped well with Leicester’s few dangerous moments.
Serge Aurier – 7: An accomplished display down the right.
Toby Alderweireld – 8: Imperious in central defence.
Jan Vertonghen – 7: The Belgian was similarly assured alongside his compatriot.
Ben Davies – 7: Worked relentlessly hard and gave Spurs an outlet down the left.
Tottenham midfielders ratings
Eric Dier – 7: A confident display in the heart of midfield.
Moussa Sissoko – 8: Effervescent, determined and powerful.
Harry Winks – 8: A mature display. He ran the show at the King Power.
Tottenham attackers ratings
Dele Alli – 8: Quietly went about his business and ghosted in to score a good header.
Heung-min Son – 10: An outstanding performance. Son scored a sublime goal and set up Alli’s header.
Lucas Moura – 7: Energetic and persistent but he struggled to create openings.