Eden Hazard scored a hat-trick as Chelsea capitalised on Arsenal's crushing defeat at Liverpool by beating Newcastle United 3-0 to claim top spot in the Premier League, while Manchester City drew at Norwich City.
Peter Odemwingie has moved to Stoke City, while Kenwyne Jones has joined Cardiff City as part of an exchange deal between the two English Premier League clubs.
Nigeria coach Stephen Keshi has left star strikers Peter Odemwingie and Obafemi Martins out of his squad for next month's CAF Africa Cup of Nations in South Africa.
In-form West Brom forward Peter Odemwingie says he wants to represent Nigeria in January's CAF Africa Cup of Nations in South Africa.
Peter Odemwingie increased the pressure on Southampton boss Nigel Adkins as his two goals propelled West Brom to a 2-0 win over the Saints and into fifth spot in the EPL.
Swansea City and Fulham both recorded 5-0 victories over Norwich City and Queens Park Rangers respectively, while West Bromwich Ablion beat Liverpool and Newcastle saw off Tottenham Hotspur on day one of the 2012/13 Premier League.