Chelsea extended their lead at the top of the Premier League to three points as Reece James scored twice in a 3-0 win at Newcastle while Liverpool and Manchester City stumbled at home in the title race on Saturday.
Liverpool blew at 2-0 lead at Anfield as Brighton battled back to earn a deserved 2-2 draw.
City are now five points off the top after Pep Guardiola’s 10 men were beaten 2-0 by Crystal Palace at the Etihad.
“It will never be the moment when we celebrate results on the other pitches,” said Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel.
“It’s first of all far too early and second, we want to focus on ourselves. If you think that we are even happier now (because of the other results), absolutely this is not true.”
Manchester United return to action for the first time since their 5-0 humiliation at the hands of Liverpool later on Saturday when they travel to Tottenham.
Newcastle are hoping to follow in the footsteps of Chelsea and City’s success following huge investment from foreign owners.
However, the Saudi-owned Magpies have a battle just to remain in the top flight as they remain rooted in the bottom three without a league win this season.
Chelsea were without the injured Romelu Lukaku, Timo Werner and Mason Mount, but the European champions still had far too much class at St James’ Park.
James produced two stunning finishes from right wing-back before Jorginho’s penalty rounded off the scoring.