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sport news Romelu Lukaku vs Thomas Tuchel could derail Chelsea's season: Premier League ...

While there was no north London derby to indulge in on Sunday night, the Premier League still provided its fair share of goals, drama and talking points in another fascinating weekend of top-flight action. 

Here, Sportsmail takes you through eight things we learned from the latest round of fixtures...

Leeds claimed a 3-2 win away at West Ham on another fascinating Premier League weekend

Leeds claimed a 3-2 win away at West Ham on another fascinating Premier League weekend

Bowen deserves England chance

It was a disappointing Sunday for West Ham, but Jarrod Bowen continued his purple patch by getting on the scoresheet in their 3-2 defeat at home to Leeds.

The 25-year-old headed home from Aaron Cresswell's corner to make it 1-1 on the day and register his third goal in two games.

While he did fluff his lines by squandering a golden opportunity to rescue a point late on, Bowen has still enjoyed a terrific campaign so far for David Moyes' side, with six goals and nine assists to show for his 22 league outings.

Thus, a first England call-up must surely be on the cards when Gareth Southgate next gets his squad together.

With the likes of Marcus Rashford, Jadon Sancho, Emile Smith Rowe and Jack Grealish underperforming, Bowen at least deserves to be included in Southgate's squad as a reward for his scintillating run of form.

West Ham ace Jarrod Bowen must be knocking on the door for a first England call-up

West Ham ace Jarrod Bowen must be knocking on the door for a first England call-up

Pep chuffed with City backline

For all their offensive brilliance it was Manchester City's defence which impressed Pep Guardiola most in their 1-0 victory over Chelsea.

Across their two meetings with the European champions this season, City ran out one-goal winners on both occasions while conceding only one shot on target.

Guardiola heaped praise on his backline after their latest triumph, insisting it is no mean feat to keep Thomas Tuchel's men at bay. 

The Spaniard said in his post-match interview: 'In 180 minutes, we conceded one shot on target... against Chelsea. Ah guys... that is so good!'

Kevin de Bruyne's long-range strike gave Manchester City a 1-0 win over Chelsea on Saturday

Kevin de Bruyne's long-range strike gave Manchester City a 1-0 win over Chelsea on Saturday

Pep Guardiola was particularly delighted with his side's defensive display against the Blues

Pep Guardiola was particularly delighted with his side's defensive display against the Blues

Tuchel vs Lukaku derailing Chelsea's season

Chelsea, meanwhile, were largely disappointing at the Etihad and now find themselves out of the title race and demoted to the top-four battle.

After their third defeat of the campaign, Tuchel was heavily critical of his attackers for failing to make the most of some encouraging early opportunities at the Etihad - and £97.5million frontman Romelu Lukaku bore the brunt of his fury. 

‘He had many ball losses without pressure and in very promising circumstances,' the Blues head coach said. 

‘Of course we want to serve him but he is part of the team and sometimes he needs to do service as well. He had a huge chance so he’s included in this.

Thomas Tuchel shouts on the touchline for Chelsea

Romelu Lukaku in action for Chelsea vs Man City

Thomas Tuchel hit out at Romelu Lukaku after Chelsea slumped to defeat in Manchester

‘He is part of the team and the performances up front, especially in the first half, we can do much better and we need to do better.'

Lukaku has dominated the Chelsea headlines following his bombshell interview with Sky Italy last month, and he is yet to find the back of the net since expressing his unhappiness at Stamford Bridge.

To salvage what is left of the season for his side, Tuchel desperately needs to raise his marquee signing's spirits and get him firing in front of goal again.

Coutinho could be a bargain for Villa

Philippe Coutinho didn't waste any time in registering the first goal of his second Premier League stint, sweeping home a crucial equaliser just 13 minutes into

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