With Manchester United’s match in Blackpool postponed and Chelsea being drawn by Everton at the Bridge, Arsenal’s win over Fulham sent the Gunners top, with Samir Nasri vaulting himself into the league’s elite. On a team level, Manchester City may have done the some, with their 1-0 win over Bolton underscored by their more creative display of football this season.

On this edition of the EPL Talk podcast, myself, Kartik Krishnaiyer and Laurence McKenna talk about that, the rest of the league’s fixtures, World Cup second-guessing, as well as the upcoming, mid-week Champions League action – the final round of the competition’s group stage.