Arsene Wenger insisted he never doubted Arsenal would prove the critics wrong as his side's controversial 2-0 win over Tottenham slowed their rivls' bid for north London supremacy.
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp hailed Mohamed Salah's superb form after his two goals inspired the Reds to a comfortable 3-0 home win over Southampton on Saturday.
Paul Pogba marked his comeback with a goal and an assist as Manchester United fought back to beat Newcastle United 4-1 on Saturday and stay on Manchester City's tail.
Sunderland earned the unwanted record of becoming the first English club to go 20 home games without a win on Saturday, illustrating the size of the task facing new manager Chris Coleman.
Chelsea cruised to a 4-0 victory at West Bromwich Albion in the Premier League on Saturday with two-goal Eden Hazard leading the way.
French champions Monaco were held to a 1-1 draw at newly-promoted Amiens on Friday despite an equaliser from Stevan Jovetic to drop two points in the Ligue 1 title race.
Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has called on his players to not let their record-breaking start to the Premier League season stop them from aiming for even higher heights.
Chelsea manager Antonio Conte believes his side must win every game they play if they are to stand any chance of reeling in runaway Premier League leaders Manchester City.
Antonio Conte's side are nine points adrift of leaders Manchester City after just 11 games.
Chelsea can put an indifferent start to their Premier League title defence further behind them by extending a winning streak at troubled West Bromwich Albion on Saturday.