Leicester, Chelsea leapfrog Man City as Arsenal, Tottenham fall further behind

Frank Lampard wins Manager of the Month award for October

Hodgson admits Chelsea were too good for Palace

George Baldock's fortuitous equaliser saw Sheffield United stretch their unbeaten run to five games with a deserved draw at Tottenham, who remain without a win in the league since September. They win every single week.

When Frank Lampard was appointed boss, many spelled trouble for a Chelsea side who would be entering a new seasons with no fresh signings and an inexperienced manager.

Roy Hodgson was satisfied with his Crystal Palace players despite their 2-0 defeat against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.

"It's sometimes been the trend that if something happens that wakes them [the big six] up, then they have that facility to go and spend and get a level of player that can get them back up there", Rodgers said.

The Blues came into this season having made no new signings following a ban imposed on them by Federation Internationale de Football Association over their previous policy on recruitment of foreign minors. But this is an unfortunate spell for us, playing against the top teams in the land.

The mood could not be more different across London at Tottenham.

David McGoldrick thought he had levelled nearly immediately, but after a three-minute delay the goal was ruled out for Lundstram being millimetres offside in the build-up.

While Sheffield United sit proudly in the top six, Tottenham - Champions League finalists in June - are stuck in 12th spot, without a league win since September.

"We weathered the early storm well and I thought the players worked hard".

Leicester striker Jamie Vardy has been crowned the EA SPORTS Player of the Month for October after scoring four goals in three games.

"We've got a new training facility coming next summer, which will be incredible, and will allow us to develop more players of our own, and then hopefully encourage players to come as well, which is important. We've allowed him to do essentially what he wants to do", he said.

West Ham's misery was complete when keeper Roberto Jimenez punched Ashley Westwood's corner into his own net.

"We have to find a way, but that's the beauty, the excitement, the challenge, and the project I was excited about in coming here, to see if we can break that mould, and not just create something, but sustain it, and that's what we are looking to do".

But Richarlison struck the victor 15 minutes from time to secure Everton's first away league win since March.

Newcastle are now seven points clear of the drop zone as they came from behind to beat Bournemouth 2-1 at St James' Park thanks to goals from DeAndre Yedlin and Ciaran Clark.

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