Chelsea crushed Leicester 3-Nil on Saturday to go six points clear at the top of the table.
Antonio Rudiger opened the scoring while N’Golo Kante’s long-range blast put Chelsea in control before Christian Pulisic came off the bench to score in the second half.
Thomas Tuchel’s side have now gone unbeaten in their last nine games in all competitions after erasing the bitter taste of a frustrating 1-1 draw against lowly Burnley before the international break.
Chelsea’s ruthless display provided the perfect riposte to Paris Saint Germain manager Mauricio Pochettino’s recent claim that the European champions are a “defensive” team.
Meanwhile, Man Utd were humiliated 4-1 away against Watford at Vicarage Road on Saturday afternoon.
Consequently, the pressure is growing on Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as United have now lost five of their last seven Premier League matches and know an immediate change in fortunes is needed if the Norwegian coach is to keep his job at Old Trafford.
Watford went two goals up by half-time thanks to goals from Joshua King and Ismaila Sarr despite missing two penalty kicks but United sparked a revival through substitute Donny van de Beek.
Harry Maguire was sent off in the second-half before late goals from Joao Pedro and Emmanuel Dennis sealed an emphatic win for the Hornets and piled even more pressure on manager Solskjaer.