Liverpool, Manchester City and Chelsea all won their respective games on Saturday and the London club reclaimed top spot after their 1-0 victory over Brentford.
The Reds temporarily moved above Thomas Tuchel's side after their 5-0 thrashing of Watford earlier in the afternoon - but despite a late onslaught from Brentford, Chelsea held on to earn all three points.
City also beat Burnley 2-0 at the Etihad as the three clubs have started to pull away at the top of the table.
Former Manchester United defender and pundit Gary Neville has described Chelsea's win as a 'big moment' in the battle to become Premier League champions.
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"I don’t think they’ll be looking at the title race so early," he told Sky Sports. "What they’ll be saying is we’ve got to get into January still in contention.
"You can’t afford to fall too many points behind Liverpool or City, you have to be with them. So I think Chelsea at this moment in time will look at that today, that’s a big moment.
"I thought that last 10-15 was a big moment, to come through today, many teams won’t come through it but I think it’s too early for others to be talking confidence from others dropping points. But what you can’t afford to do with these quality teams is fall too far behind."
Just a single point separates Chelsea and Liverpool, with City only a point behind the Reds in third.
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Many expected it to be a three-horse race this season, but Neville fears Liverpool could be left 'exposed' to similar problems that ended their title hopes last term.
He continued: "You have to go City [as favourites] because I picked them at the start of the season but I do think Chelsea. They’ve played Arsenal, City, Tottenham, Liverpool and they’re top of the league, they’ve had a really tough start.
"I do think City’s issue with no centre forward might just bite them. Liverpool have one of the best XIs but I’m not sure, one or two things could go wrong like it did last season with Van Dijk or if Salah got injured, I think they’re a little bit exposed to that.
"I think Chelsea’s side is really strong, we’ve seen without two or three centre-halves they can perform. I’m saying City but I do think Chelsea could go close if not win it."