Aston Villa and Cardiff City were locked up in a goalless battle for the first 75 minutes of the match, but a foul on Leandro Bacuna set up a free kick which he converted himself and proved to be the game winner as Aston Villa prevailed 2-0.
Jurgen Klopp revealed in his press conference ahead of Liverpool's trip to Swansea City that Divock Origi may not make the squad as the forward copes with a minor foot injury.
Francesco Guidolin pulled no punches when asked about his future with Swansea City ahead of their match with Liverpool, accepting the fact that, if he fails to win, he could be out of a job.
John Terry has returned to training and will be ready to play on Saturday when Chelsea play Hull City.
Fabio Da Silva and James Husband have returned to training for Middlesbrough while skipper Grant Leadbitter is also progressing well in his bid to return to fitness, according to manager Aitor Karanka.
Manchester United is close to arriving at full strength following the return of Anthony Martial with Henrikh Mkhitaryan close as well.
Bournemouth will be happy to see the return of forward Joshua King this weekend against Watford, barring any injury setbacks.
Bournemouth is already making their hopes to sign Jack Wilshere to a permanent deal known at the end of his season-long loan.
Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola confirmed that defender Vincent Kompany has not suffered a massive injury setback.
The Theo Walcott redemption tour continued with a first half brace against Basel in the Champions League group stage.
Arsene Wenger has indicated that Aaron Ramsey will definitely miss out on matches with Burnley and Basel before the international break.
Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has signalled his intention to play Zlatan Ibrahimovic twice this week.