Chelsea played their 7th Premier League game this season against Southampton at the Stanford Bridge where they got a 3-1 win.
The European Champions were looking to get back into their winning ways after going for 2 consecutive games without a win.
Trevor Chalobah opened the scoring in the 9th minute after a corner by Ben Chilwell was directed on his way by Reuben Loftus Cheek.
Chelsea thought they have added into their lead in the first half after Romelu Lukaku and Timo Werner both found the back of the net only for their goals to be ruled out by VAR.
Southampton's confidence improve in the second half and they were awarded a penalty in the 60th minute after Ben Chilwell's reckless challenge brought down Tino Livramento in the box. Southampton captain James Ward Prowse sent Eduardo Mendy the wrong way to equal things for Southampton.
However, James Ward Prowse was shown a straight red card in the 75th minute after his horrible challenge to Jorginho.
Timo Werner then put Chelsea in front in the 84th minute after a lovely ball by Ross Barkley found Cesar Azplicueta who set it up for Werner. The Blues then added another goal through Ben Chilwell to make it a 3-1 win.
Manchester United on the other side failed to win against Everton earlier today as they were held to a 1-1 draw.
Antony Martial put Manchester United in front in the first half before Andy Townsend equalized for Everton.
Here's how the EPL table currently looks like after Chelsea won and Man united drew
Chelsea now leads the table with 16 points and will wait to see if they remain there when Liverpool meets Manchester City.
Manchester United is now third with 14 points and Everton is 4th.
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