Everton boss Roberto Martinez gave an update on Leighton Baines' status in his recent press conference, stating the left back was making good progress with his toe injury, but could not provide a timetable for his return, going so far as to say Baines may not be ready until the New Year.
Nacer Chadli was back at it for Tony Pulis with a goal but Albion couldn't keep the lead and ended up settling for their second 1-1 draw on the trot away to Sunderland.
Patrick Van Aanholt replaced the seriously injured Jan Kirchoff early in the second half and went on to score the equalizer as Sunderland and West Brom drew 1-1.
Adam Lallana and Dejan Lovren are expected to spend the next two-weeks working hard to recover from injury in an attempt to be ready to face Manchester United in game week eight.
The curse of the West Ham full-back continued against Middlesbrough on Saturday afternoon after Sam Byram was stretchered off during the opening exchanges.
Diego Costa produced a goal and an assist to relieve the pressure on Antonio Conte after two league defeats to Liverpool and city rivals Arsenal.
Watford played out a cracking game against Bournemouth at Vicarage Road but Bournemouth will leave the more disappointed having left leads slip twice.
West Ham did on the first day of October what it failed to do in all of September: Earn a single point in a Premier League match.
Aitor Karanka's men put a dreadful September behind them by taking a point from West Ham at the Olympic Stadium.
Leroy Fer collected his fourth goal of the season but Swansea City squandered an early lead and would eventually fall at the hands of Liverpool in a 1-2 loss.
Liverpool found themselves a goal down heading into the second half but they got their attack going again, with Roberto Firmino scoring and drawing a penalty that provided the match-winner as the Reds edged Swansea City, 1-2.
Adam Lallana had to leave the match against Swansea City after only 20 minutes due to a groin injury.