Jose Mourinho
Jose Mourinho got one up on Brendan Rodgers once again. Reuters
  • Liverpool 1-2 Chelsea FT
  • Burnley 1-0 Hull FT
  • Manchester United 1-0 Crystal Palace FT
  • Southampton 2-0 Leicester FT
  • West Ham 0-0 Aston Villa FT

4:53pm: Well that wasn't the most exciting afternoon of Premier League football but Liverpool and Chelsea both made a play for it, and Rodgers and Mourinho will no doubt continue their war of words this week. That's it from us, see you tomorrow for four big matches to round out the weekend.

4:52pm: And it looks like Carroll won't make the difference today as West Ham's match with Aston Villa ends in a stalemate. Southampton and Burnley are winners however, with the latter taking their first full points in the Premier League this season.

4:50pm: And that's a wrap on United and Palace with Louis Van Gaal's men taking a 1-0 win. It wasn't exactly convincing but it's three points and they'll be pleased to get back to winning ways.

4:47pm: Andy Carroll is on for West Ham - can he make the difference? He's got 4 minutes...

4:46pm: We're going into extra time now and Leicester are showing some fight through Chris Wood, who misses to the right with a shot. Meanwhile over at Manchester United Crystal Palace are not showing so much fight.

4:39pm: GOAL! Southampton double their lead and Shane Long scores again. It all looks to be game over at St Mary's.

4:38pm: Coming into the final 10 minutes and Crystal Palace are starting to attack more, though it's not looking very threatening at the moment. Southampton are comfortably protecting their lead.

4:32pm: GOAL! Southampton are up 1-0 and it's well deserved as Shane Long puts them ahead of Leicester.

4:30pm: West Ham bring on Carlton Cole and while the side are passing neatly at the moment they aren't looking too dangerous up front.

4:23pm: GOAL! Juan Mata finally gets that ball into the net and Manchester United have a 1-0 advantage over Crystal Palace. Replays show he took a deflection but they'll definitely take it - now can they hold on?

4:18pm: United are continuing to dominate at Old Trafford - they've had 14 shots on goal and 4 on target. They've started the half brightly and you would think if they didn't score pressure would mount on Lous Van Gaal very quickly.

4:10pm: Sadio Mane thinks it's in for Southampton but he's ruled offside. Saints will surely be scoring soon though if they keep this up - they've got 63% possession and nine shots on goal compared to Leicester's 1.

4:07pm: GOAL! And the spell is broken by Burnley, with Ashley Barnes scoring to take the side ahead of Hull. Could they be on their way to their first Premier League win?

4:02pm: And we're getting back underway. Who will score the first goal? For the sake of Match of the Day, someone get to it already!

3:50pm: And that's a wrap on the first half, with not a goal in sight. Surely it'll pick up in the second half?! Bring on the half-time talks with the strikers!!

3:45pm: Still nothing across England's football nets at this stage - Southampton and Manchester United looking most likely to score while West Ham have had 10 shots on target compared to Aston Villa's 9.

3:30pm: SOMEONE SCORE A GOAL!! Meanwhile, here's a summary Mario Balotelli's game today, according to Squawka:

Mario Balotelli game by numbers: 1 shot, 2 take-ons, 1 touch inside the Chelsea box, 0 key passes, 76% pass accuracy.

3:22pm: Still not a lot happening, even at Old Trafford where United seem to be playing with themselves. West Ham are looking very much in control against Aston Villa but they've only had one shot on target.

3:16pm: No goals so far but United are absolutely dominating Crystal Palace with 82% possession. They've only had one shot on target though.

3:12pm: It's been a very cautious start from West Ham, who may be aware that their recent positive feedback could go to their heads. Southampton, meanwhile, are owning possession against Leicester as they look to control the game.

3:04pm: Januzaj is in with am early shot for Manchester United and the side will likely be pushing hard for goals today to mask the problems as the back.

3:00pm: And we're off!

2:57pm: Just minutes until kick-off in the four afternoon fixtures... You'd favour Manchester United, Southampton and West Ham at this point while Burnley and Hull could go either way.

2:39pm: And that's a wrap! Chelsea come out winners and for now, have a seven point advantage at the top of the table.

2:37pm: Diego Costa is now joint top scorer in the Premier League alongside Sergio Aguero with 10 in the net so far. He has been a shining light for Chelsea, while Liverpool will no doubt be looking to January to help their struggles with Balotelli.

2:32pm: Drogba is on for Costa. Five minutes of injury time now!

2:31pm: Penalty shout from Liverpool and they have a very good point as Gary Cahill commits handball while blocking a shot from Steven Gerrard. It doesn't look intentional but Rodgers won't be happy with that one...

2:30pm: And there we have it: after looking like a bull with a red rag in front of him all day Costa finally gets a yellow card. It shouldn't trouble him this late though.

2:28pm: Chelsea look unbreakable right now, and Liverpool aren't offering much in the way of danger as Lambert tries for a last minute equaliser.

2:23pm: Oscar receives a yellow card for Chelsea after fouling Glen Johnson - there's minutes left now...

2:21pm: Mario Balotelli is off for Rickie Lambert. Another disappointing day for the striker, though he showed some moments of dominance.

2:19pm: Liverpool are having a good go here, with the side going offside twice and Jordan Henderson having a chance from the centre of the box. They don't look defeated yet.

2:15pm: Liverpool make some changes as Fabio Borini replaces Philippe Coutinho and Joe Allen replaces Emre Can. The fans aren't too happy about that.

2:10pm: GOAL! It was coming, and Diego Costa has outmuscled the Liverpool defence to put Chelsea up 2-1. In the lead up to that Mario Balotelli committed a particularly silly foul on Oscar, and as the Blues took advantage of the mistake after a saved attempt from Cesar Azpilicueta.

2:09pm: Back to Liverpool and Chelsea. Both sides are playing it very safe right now...

2:07pm: And lastly, Manchester United and Crystal Palace:

Man Utd: De Gea, Valencia, McNair, Blind, Shaw, Fellaini, Carrick, Januzaj, Rooney, Di Maria, Van Persie.

Crystal Palace: Speroni, Mariappa, Delaney, Dann, Ward, Puncheon, Ledley, McArthur, Bolasie, Chamakh, Campbell.

2:06pm: For West Ham v Aston Villa:

West Ham: Adrian, Reid, Cresswell, Kouyate, Downing, Sakho, Noble, Jenkinson, Collins, Song, Valencia.

Aston Villa: Guzan, Lowton, Vlaar, Baker, Cissokho, Sanchez, Westwood, Cleverley, Weimann, N'Zogbia, Agbonlahor.

For Burnley v Hull:

Burnley: Heaton; Ward, Shackell, Duff, Trippier; Boyd, Jones, Marney, Arfield; Ings, Barnes.

Hull: Harper; Davies, McShane, Chester; Elmohamady, Brady, Huddlestone, Livermore, Diame; Aluko, Hernandez.

2:05pm: Not a great deal is happening now, so let's bring you some team news for later. For Southampton v Leicester:

Southampton: Forster; Clyne, Alderweireld, Fonte, Bertrand; Schneiderlin, S. Davis, Wanyama; Tadic, Mane, Pelle.

Leicester: Schmeichel; De Laet, Wasilewski, Morgan, Schlupp; Cambiasso, James, Drinkwater, King; Vardy, Ulloa.

2:00pm: Chelsea are hacking into Liverpool's favourable stats at the moment - the Blues now have 45% possession and 14 shots on goal compared to the Reds' 7.

1:56pm: End to end stuff right now as Sterling forces Courtois into action. Meanwhile Willian comes on in place of Ramires - that's the first sub of the match.

1:52pm: Liverpool are on the back foot as Oscar has a shot - Chelsea will be looking to take full advantage of their problems at the back in this half.

1:51pm: Ivanovic is shown a yellow card as Chelsea make a physical start against Liverpool.

1:48pm: And we're back!

1:31pm: And that's a wrap on the first half! Both sides jumped out of the blocks but slowed as the game continued. It could go either way now - big half time talks coming up!

1:29pm: Raheem Sterling is shown a yellow card for a bad foul.

1:28pm: Coming into the final 5 minutes and Liverpool will be pleased with their possession stats but the defenders are coming second best to Chelsea at the moment.

1:20pm: Skrtle and Costa are clashing again and the summer Chelsea addition is keen to show he can square up with the Premier League's best. He's looking to be the Blues' most dangerous player at the moment though and has another shot saved.

1:13pm: Play is slowing down but Philippe Coutinho, who has stood out for Liverpool today, forces Courtois into a save. Costa is on hand to respond for Chelsea, and there's less than 15 minutes to go in this half now.

1:08pm: Some big talk and play from Costa whose tackle on Skrtle is lucky not to get a yellow. Liverpool also attempted for a penalty for handball on Cahill but the ref waves it away.

1:03pm: Both sides are looking very hungry for goals today but Liverpool are slowing things down as they look to get back the momentum again.

1:00pm: GOAL! Cahill makes up for his earlier mistake and takes Chelsea to level with Liverpool.

12:57pm: Chelsea have been quick to respond so far with Diego Costa having an attempt blocked - the side will be desperate to get the scores back to equal but they're yet to have a shot on target.

12:54pm: GOAL! Emre Can scores to put Liverpool ahead 1-0! His long-range shot is deflected off Cahill into the net and the Reds now have a very important advantage.

12:54pm: Mario Balotelli is getting in on the action as he's ruled offside - he's looking dangerous against Chelsea in these opening minutes.

12:49pm: Liverpool have made a cracking start so far with Emre Can and Philippe Coutinho both having chances. They've got most of the possession at this point - will Chelsea park the bus like last time?

12:45pm: And we have kick-off!

12:40pm: Just minutes until kick-off now and players are all wearing poppies and undergoing a huge ceremony before the game to remember those who perished in war. A minutes' silence will also be observed in the coming minutes...

12:35pm: Mourinho was only too happy to remind Liverpool fans of their performance the last time the two teams played, telling reporters:

"It gave the title to Man City, as simple as that.

"Liverpool, with a point in that match, would have been champions. Without it, they lost the title.

"It meant nothing to us. That match, for us, meant just professional pride. You have to go for every game and try to win, but we were not in the race."


12:32pm: From OptaJoe,

14 - Liverpool have finished in the top four on the three previous occasions that they have had exactly 14 points after 10 PL games. Chance.

Hope still for Liverpool to repeat their successes of last season?

12:30pm: While Chelsea currently sit at the top of the table, four points clear of second-placed Southampton, Liverpool are in seventh and haven't had the best start to the season. The last time these sides faced each other Mourinho frustrated Rodgers' attacking line-up and Steven Gerrard committed *that* slip.

12:25pm: The line-ups for Liverpool v Chelsea are as follows:

Liverpool: Mignolet; Johnson, Skrtel, Lovren, Moreno: Can, Henderson, Gerrard; Coutinho, Sterling, Balotelli

Chelsea: Courtois; Ivanovic, Cahill, Terry, Azpilicueta; Matic, Fabregas; Ramires, Oscar, Hazard; Diego Costa

12:15pm: Good afternoon and welcome to IBTimes UK's coverage of the Premier League Saturday fixtures. Today we have a massive game to kick off the weekend with Liverpool taking on Chelsea, with four fixtures following and Manchester City in action against an unpredictable QPR to finish off the day.