Saturday's Premier League results had all the home teams scoring at least 3 goals, with a resurgent Leicester taking a 3-0 lead in the first twenty minutes against Pep's City, the final score being 4-2. Chelsea's ninth consecutive win maintained their lead at the top of the Premier League.
Ronald Koeman continues to struggle to improve Everton's results following their fourth consecutive away defeat, including a defeat at St Marys, with a 2-3 reverse at Watford. Koeman is pleading that he needs time, but with expectations high at Goodison it remains to be seen whether he gets his wishes. Saints fans really feel for the man that abandoned their club in the close season.
Sunday's results produced fewer goals, three 1-0 home wins including Saints squeezing home by a single goal in a dour contest with Middlesborough, but what a cracking goal it was from record signing the Morrocan Boufal. The result was needed following Saints failure to qualify for the Europa League knock out rounds on Thursday evening. Neither teams have been prolific scorers this season, managing less than a goal a game. Saints striking problems worsened after Charlie Austin was taken off with a shoulder injury and is likely to be out for up to four months.
Local non league side Eastleigh, with a FA Cup replay at Halifax this week in mind fielded a youthful side at Harlow Town in the FA Trophy and were duly beaten 2-0.
Around Europe, Real Madrid maintained their six point lead over Barcelona when they beat Deportivo 3-2 and in doing so created a club record of 35 games unbeaten. Juventus triumphed in the Turin derby with a 3-1 at Joe Hart's Torino. RB Leipzig lost at struggling Ingolstadt and gave up top sport to Bayern who walloped Wolfsburg 5-0.
This week has a full program of games as we approach the busy festive season and we have the 3rd Round of the FA Cup early in January. Happy days.