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Summary

  1. Swansea 0-4 Arsenal - Sanchez scores fourth after Giroud and two ogs
  2. Sunderland 1-3 Stoke - Arnautovic x 2, Crouch - Defoe pulls one back
  3. Hull 3-1 Bournemouth - Tigers come back to win in Silva's first game
  4. West Ham 3-0 Palace - Carroll scores stunning overhead kick after Feghouli opener
  5. Burnley 1-0 Southampton - Barton scores free-kick on first start
  6. Gomes comes off injured for Watford against Boro (0-0)

Live Reporting

By Gary Rose and Chris Osborne

All times stated are UK

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Righto, I think that's all the reaction we have from this afternoon's games. All that's left for me to do is point you in the direction of our Leicester versus Chelsea coverage page, which is conveniently located right here.

I'm back for tomorrow because there's a couple of games on - Everton against Manchester City and Manchester United versus Liverpool.

Not bad, not bad at all. Hopefully see you then!

'I wanted a winner for Graham'

Watford 0-0 Middlesbrough

Watford

Watford captain Troy Deeney: "Today was more about Graham Taylor and not the result. It would have been nice to get a winner and dedicate it to him.

"You could see how emotional everyone was and it showed how much people care about him. Hopefully this game can be remembered for Graham and not the result.

"The main thing is we didn't lose. There are no words that I can use to sum up how great a man he was and we just wish his family all the best at this difficult time."

'Sunderland have no hope'

Sunderland 1-3 Stoke

Chris Sutton

Ex-Chelsea striker on Final Score

I don't like seeing players like Patrick van Aanholt having a go at his team-mates on the pitch - you air it in the dressing room.

Sunderland have got no hope. Why would Jermain Defoe want to stay there?

'Three errors cost us'

Sunderland 1-3 Stoke

Sunderland boss David Moyes: "I am really disappointed with the result, we made three dreadful mistakes for the goals. Mistakes can come from anywhere and anytime, you have to make sure you don't make many of them but we made three today.

"The players stuck at it and got the goal, we came close to a second with a couple of half chances but it wasn't to be.

"Today was difficult because it was simply three individual errors that put us on the back foot. 

"I might have left early when we went 3-0 down but what I will say is that we stuck at it, had a rally but just couldn't quite get it."

Burnley 1-0 Southampton: Claude Puel says defeat tough to accept
Southampton manager Claude Puel says he finds the the 1-0 defeat by Burnley "incredible" after having the better of the majority of the game.

'Our season could still go two ways'

Hull 3-1 Bournemouth

Bournemouth

Bournemouth boss Eddie Howe: "We got the perfect start and from that point we were looking to consolidate and then it slipped away. The second half was tough to watch.

"The frustrating thing is we didn’t go for the game to try and put it to bed.

"We’re disappointed with all three goals. We’re in the middle of the season and we have everything to play for, Our season could still go two ways."

On conceding three goals for the eighth time in 10 games: "I’ve never had a scenario like this in my career when there appears to be a pattern emerging."

'Carroll's is brilliant but Giroud's is better'

West Ham 3-0 Crystal Palace

Chris Sutton

Ex-Chelsea striker on Final Score

It was a brilliant goal and a definite contender for goal of the season.

Who needs Dimitri Payet? West Ham should sell him, get the money and get players who want to play and move onwards and upwards.

I still say Olivier Giroud's scorpion is better but it's a brilliant goal.

'Best goal I've scored'

West Ham 3-0 Crystal Palace

West Ham United

West Ham striker Andy Carroll, speaking to Match of the Day, on his scissor kick goal: "I was determined to score today.  

"Michail Antonio has played a great ball in just behind me. I hit one in training in the week and hit the post.

"I thought I'd give it another go and it's gone in and I'm happy. It's been a while in the making – I've been trying for a couple of years. It's got to be the best goal I've scored."

GOAL

Leicester 0-1 Chelsea

Who needs Diego Costa? Chelsea have taken the lead at Leicester through Marcos Alonso. 

Marcos Alonso celebrates
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'Huge for Hull'

Hull City 3-1 Bournemouth

Chris Sutton

Ex-Chelsea striker on Final Score

It's an absolutely massive win for Hull, especially after going 1-0 down - they showed huge character.

Marco Silva said they'd need a miracle and I still think they're going to struggle but what a big win.

'My players are smiling'

Hull 3-1 Bournemouth

Hull City

Hull City head coach Marco Silva: "I’m happy because what I saw was a team with big spirit and big character. That’s important for me.  

"The team last in the table lose a penalty after three minutes and they showed fantastic spirit [to come back].

"After 10-15 minutes it was difficult, but we started to control the game and put the other team back. The first 25-30 mins of the second half it was all our team.  

"I start to see [progress]. We have time next week to work more and the players now believe more in our ideas.

"I saw my players smile in the dressing room and that’s important for me."  

On the form of Abel Hernandez: "He’s an important player for us. We’ve played two games at home and he’s scored theee goals. That’s important to us and to him. Abel is an important player for us."

Marco Silva
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'Carroll is back to his best'

West Ham 3-0 Crystal Palace

Martin Keown

Former Arsenal defender on Final Score

It was really important for West Ham to put down a marker, with the team on the pitch, who want to play and want to move on from this Payet situation.

Sam Allardyce coming back to his old club was probably an added motivation and Andy Carroll looks back to his best.

'I go a bit crazy when he tries that in training'

West Ham 3-0 Crystal Palace

West Ham United

West Ham boss Slaven Bilic: "It was a very difficult game for us, a very difficult week. But the team showed everything we asked for - determination, character. The first half was nervous but the crowd were brilliant.

"Second half we made a change at half-time and we were magnificent. We gave everything, scored three really good goals and were compact and solid.

"I can only congratulate the boys, they were amazing. And I would like to thank the fans who were magnificent.

"Andy Carroll has got it but he was unlucky in training when he was trying it - he was hitting the post or whatever. With his history of injuries I go a bit crazy when he does that in training because you don't want him to get hurt."

On Dimitri Payet wanting to leave the club: "I said very openly what I said. It needed to be said and to be fair now I don't want to talk about it. I can talk for ages about the guys who play, they deserved it."

'Players must take responsibility not to make mistakes'

Sunderland 1-3 Stoke

Sunderland boss David Moyes: "The first 20 minutes or so was really poor. All our own doing, terrible mistakes for all three goals. 

"The players need to take responsibility and stop making individual mistakes, but I didn't think our overall performance was that bad.

"The fans left early because there is only one road out of here, not just because of the result. They actually leave when we are winning as well sometimes."

The tribute was beautiful - Mazzarri

Watford 0-0 Middlesbrough

Watford

Watford manager Walter Mazzarri: "In the second half we had six or seven very good chances and hit the post so we were unlucky but I’m happy with the performance.

"In some of the games we were not lucky at all and today we were very unlucky, the important thing is to keep playing and the victory will come."

On the tribute to former Hornets manager Graham Taylor, Mazzarri said: "It was beautiful, there were a lot of emotions, everyone was emotional.

"We wanted to give this victory to this great person who passed away and that is the only thing we missed."

Walter Mazzarri
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Watford 0-0 Middlesbrough

Middlesbrough

Middlesbrough boss Aitor Karanka: "It was not the best game to watch, for us it was a good game and we showed once again we are a consistent team.

"I would like to have had more chances but they are a strong team and we had to defend.

"We will score goals, we have good players and we created chances but sometimes it is difficult if you are playing against a physical team. It is one more point and a game we have to learn from in the future.

"As a coach until the 31st (of January) you are always expecting for something to happen, the aim is to finish the transfer market with a better squad than we have got at the moment."

'Andy has that in his locker'

West Ham 3-0 Crystal Palace

Crystal Palace

Crystal Palace boss Sam Allardyce: "We were the best team in the first half. But we couldn't score from two very good chances. You can't maker basic errors at a place like this. 

"My problem is then the team holding their nerve and waiting for an opportunity because we know how nervous West Ham can be here, but we opened up too much.

"It's a terrific finish from Andy Carroll and he's always had that in his locker. The volley was outstanding. But he was all on his own, stood in the box and we had three defenders doing nothing.

"It looks like we haven't played very well today and of course we have for 70 minutes - 70 minutes is not enough."

Sam Allardyce
Reuters

Bamford heads back to Stamford Bridge

Burnley 1-0 Southampton

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'No positives for Swansea'

Swansea 0-4 Arsenal

Chris Sutton

Ex-Chelsea striker on Final Score

How can Swansea take any encouragement from getting thumped 4-0? Who cares if they started well?

The key for them is they need to get a couple of centre-halves as they currently don't have any leadership there or any defenders with a defensive instinct.

Gylfi Sigurdsson
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'We should have had a penalty'

Swansea 0-4 Arsenal

Swansea City

Swansea boss Paul Clement: "It is very disappointing. The first half we were in the game and looked solid defensively, even though we did not do enough offensively. We got caught on the counter for the first goal.

"We had a big claim for a penalty, looking back on it, it is a penalty. In the second half, we started poorly and then it was an uphill struggle after the first own goal. Arsenal showed how much quality they have offensively.

"We could have had a penalty and then two deflections went against us. I did see some good things but you have to do it for 90 minutes at this level.

"We have all got a difficult job on our hands and we have to work on the training field to get the basics right. We will have a better chance after that.

"We were wasteful with the ball, the team defended well in general, but we did not do enough offensively.

"It is not an eye opener, I know what this level is like. We have some good players and we are looking to do (business) soon. Martin Olsson and Tom Carroll are imminent and hopefully will go through without any problems.

"We need to put in some decent performances and be ready for the games we need to win."

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Here's how it looks at the top of the table. Tottenham and Arsenal keep the pressure on Chelsea with wins today, although the Blues can restore their advantage if they beat Leicester this evening.

Swansea 0-4 Arsenal

Arsenal

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger: "The first half was very intense physically, they gave a lot in the first half and then our pace took over. They had problems to contain us.

"Swansea were very well organised and they closed down as a unit very well. We lost balls in the first 20-25 minutes which was down to them.

"In the second half, you could see we could create chances. Our transition and accuracy of passing was very good. We were fortunate with the goals, but the chances were there.

"Olivier Giroud did well again and he was important for us. He had an ankle injury after 30-35 minutes and got to 60 minutes.

"Alexis Sanchez is not injured, he just wanted to stay on the pitch. I did not want to take a gamble on him.

"There are many good team around us and everyone is doing well. We can only focus on our results and hope some go our way."

Giroud injury update

Swansea 0-4 Arsenal

Arsene Wenger says Olivier Giroud went off with an ankle problem, adding that he doesn't know how serious it is.

Olivier Giroud walks past manager Arsene Wenger
Reuters

'It was a penalty'

Swansea 0-4 Arsenal

Swansea City

Swansea midfielder Ki Seung-yeung: "The first half was great even though we conceded a goal, we were still in the game. Then in the second half we concede two unlucky goals and you cannot get back into the game against these quality players.

"If you give players space, they have the quality to score. It is hard to concentrate against these sort of players for 90 minutes.

"I think it was a penalty. Laurent Koscielny's leg was on mine but it is the referee's decision. It was disappointing.

"We have 17 games to go, we should not regret what we have done, we should be looking forward to Liverpool and Southampton."

Penalty appeal
Reuters

'A convincing win'

Swansea 0-4 Arsenal

Arsenal

Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey: "It was important that we took the lead. We started off well and scored a few goals, coming away with a convincing win.

"One of our main targets was to not concede and we did that. We nullified them to half chances.

"The manager told us to be patient and we will break them. That proved to be the case."

Aaron Ramsey of Arsenal
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Andy Carroll's scissor-kick stunner

O'Hara: Andy Carroll, that is illegal.

James Lockwood: Fantastic goal, Andy Carroll, won't score a better one than that! Made an otherwise dull game worth watching!

'I try them in training'

West Ham 3-0 Crystal Palace

West Ham United

Carroll
AFP

West Ham's Andy Carroll on his ridiculous goal: "I do try them in training a lot but they don't come off like that. I'm glad that one went in. I felt it [going in] straight off my boot - it was a great feeling."

Leicester v Chelsea (17:30 GMT)

Jamie Vardy returns from suspension to lead the Leicester attack and £15m midfielder Wilfred Ndidi makes his Premier League debut for the Foxes. 

Leicester boss Claudio Ranieri makes three changes from the side that beat Everton in the FA Cup last weekend, with Musa and Christian Fuchs also coming into the team and Danny Simpson, Leonardo Ulloa and Demarai Gray making way.

Leicester XI: Schmeichel, Morgan, Huth, Fuchs, Chilwell, Mendy, Drinkwater, Ndidi, Albrighton, Musa, Vardy 

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Chelsea striker Diego Costa may or may not be heading to China to earn £30m a year, but he is not in their squad and did not travel to the King Power Stadium.

Eden Hazard will lead the Blues attack instead, just as he did when Costa was suspended for their Boxing Day win over Bournemouth. 

Belgium striker Michy Batshuayi, a £33m summer signing from Marseille, is on the bench and must wait longer for his first league start. 

Chelsea XI: Courtois, Azpilicueta, David Luiz, Cahill, Moses, Kante, Matic, Alonso, Willian, Hazard, Pedro

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A message to you, Dimitri?

West Ham 3-0 Crystal Palace

Michail Antonio was in bed with flu yesterday, got out of bed pulled on his shirt & played magnificently today - that's dedication for you

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Sunderland 1-3 Stoke

Sunderland 1-3 Stoke

What you don't want to see when your team is battling against relegation and losing is team-mates arguing, but that's the case at Sunderland as Patrick van Aanholt and Adnan Januzaj exchange a few cross words.

Into five minutes of stoppage time...

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Burnley 1-0 Southampton

Joey Barton celebrates
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Watford 0-0 Middlesbrough

Troy Deeney applauds
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Hull City 3-1 Bournemouth

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Swansea 0-4 Arsenal

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West Ham 3-0 Crystal Palace

carroll
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Like a giraffe that can perform Swan Lake.

Magnificent.

GREAT SAVE!

Watford 0-0 Middlesbrough

Another chance for Watford! This time Christian Kabasele's goalbound header is denied by Victor Valdes. Middlesbrough are on course for a well-earned point.

GREAT SAVE!

Burnley 1-0 Southampton

Tom Heaton has probably saved three points for Burnley.

He makes a decent first save from Jay Rodriguez, but his follow-up save from Josh Sims at his near post is superb.

Take your pick

Goal of the season has *definitely* been scored by: - M̶k̶h̶i̶t̶a̶r̶y̶a̶n̶ - G̶i̶r̶o̶u̶d̶ - Carroll #bbcfootball

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Burnley 1-0 Southampton

Burnley are on course for an eighth win from 12 home games, but Southampton aren't done yet.

Virgil van Dijk (I shan't call him Dick like I might have accidentally done the other day) plants a header straight at Tom Heaton.