Premier League grades: Ray Wilkins gives his verdict
Last Updated: 16/01/17 5:00pm
After another busy weekend of Premier League action, Ray Wilkins delivers his verdict on each team's performance...
Chelsea enhanced their title credentials, winning impressively at Leicester without top scorer Diego Costa.
Elsewhere, Manchester United salvaged a point from Liverpool's visit to Old Trafford, and Tottenham and Arsenal both recorded thumping 4-0 wins against West Brom and Swansea respectively.
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So who's top of the class? And who's being held back for detention? Premier League Daily guest Ray Wilkins takes us through his weekend grades...
Premier League results
|Spurs 4-0 West Brom||Swansea 0-4 Arsenal|
|Watford 0-0 Boro||Burnley 1-0 Southampton|
|Sunderland 1-3 Stoke||West Ham 3-0 Crystal Palace|
|Hull 3-1 Bournemouth||Leicester 0-3 Chelsea|
|Everton 4-0 Man City||Man Utd 1-1 Liverpool|
Tottenham - A
They look very strong and I really enjoy watching Spurs play. They have so much talent - the demolition of Chelsea was a bit better than the 2-0 scoreline suggested.
And they were excellent again on Saturday.
Arsenal - A
They are getting themselves into advanced positions, as they always do, and they caused Swansea plenty of problems. It’s never easy to score four goals away from home.
West Ham - A
I was so pleased for West Ham and so pleased for Slaven Bilic, who I think has done a great job. I’m sorry to see the situation they’re in at the moment - you think everything would be rosy moving to a new stadium but it hasn’t been that way.
Andy Carroll has only recently come back and that’s big for them because he is so potent. It was a wonderful goal.
Stoke - A
A very impressive away display by Mark Hughes’ side. Peter Crouch was rolling back the years, and in Marko Arnautovic they have a match-winner.
Burnley - A
Wonderful stuff from Burnley. It doesn’t surprise you anymore but this form at home is going to keep them in the Premier League. Sean Dyche has done a great job - he knows Joey Barton down to his bootlaces, took a chance and it’s already paid off. Full credit to both.
Hull - A
Abel Hernandez is back and Hull are scoring goals. Mike Phelan didn’t have this privilege, he had to plough forward without someone able to stick the ball in the net. A fantastic performance from Hernandez and Hull.
Everton - A
I didn’t see this result coming. What a performance from Everton, they were superb right across the pitch. Their best display under Ronald Koeman so far.
Chelsea - A
A brilliant performance considering Costa’s absence. The front three were dynamic, quick and strong and were brilliant on the counter. Marcos Alonso, a wing back, is now chipping in with goals. Good grief. They will be tough to stop.
Man Utd - B
I was a little disappointed in the game at Old Trafford because I expected Man Utd to put Liverpool under a little more pressure. They came on strong in the end, though.
Liverpool - B
Liverpool did well in the first half, they took the ball off Man Utd and made it difficult for them. At the end of the day they will be happy with the point. They came under a lot of pressure in the final stages.
Southampton - B
They were in the game at Turf Moor but will be really disappointed with the result. It wasn’t the greatest free-kick that beat Fraser Forster, while down the other end they once again struggled to put it in the back of the net.
Middlesbrough - B
It was a cagey game at Vicarage Road but Aitor Karanka won’t be too unhappy to get a draw and move on. For teams like Boro, the home form is all important.
West Brom - C
It was always going to be extremely difficult going to White Hart Lane but you expected West Brom to be organised at the very least. On the other hand, when you are playing against opposition in the form Spurs are in, it’s almost impossible.
Swansea - C
It’s tough for a side struggling like Swansea at the moment. Their legs will be feeling like lead and they will be wondering where their next goal is coming from let alone their next point.
Crystal Palace - C
Palace are struggling big time. Just like Swansea, they don’t look like they know where their next point is coming from.
Watford - C
Watford will be thinking they need to beat opponents like Middlesbrough at home. It’s no disrespect to Boro but I agree with that. The Hornets will not be happy with a point.
Bournemouth - C
Bournemouth were very disappointing. They play lovely football but the pitch at the KCOM is often used for rugby league and it wasn’t the best. It may have been a factor because the Cherries didn't reach their usual level.
Leicester - C
They found it really difficult to live with Chelsea but didn’t help themselves at times with their defending. It wasn’t good enough.
Sunderland - D
It was done and dusted by half-time. When you are playing at home, as Burnley have shown, you have to win to stand any chance of staying up.
Man City - F
They are really struggling. The manager looks forlorn in the dugout and it’s been tough for them. They have been poor collectively, though, it’s not just the goalkeeper or the back four. I can’t see it getting any better at the moment with Tottenham up next.