Fabregas was as creative and fluid as ever, and Azpilicueta is proving how much of a threat he can be, as well as solid in defence.
Liverpool's current run is beginning to bring back memories of his final season at Borussia Dortmund. They made good on their home fixture and took all the points in a 3-1 joy.
For now, the pizzazz has gone from the heavy metal showman, and Klopp's trademark beaming grin no longer shines so bright as when Liverpool are captivating the Kop.
Gameweek 5 saw Chelsea held to a 0-0 draw by a decent Arsenal performance at Stamford Bridge, though the Blues have since managed to find their scoring touch again rather convincingly having beaten Nottingham Forest 5-1 in the 3rd round of the League Cup in midweek.
United has shown a propensity to leave opponents in the dust, winning three matches by a 4-0 scoreline.
Despite providing stubborn resistance during the first half at Etihad Stadium, a clever Leroy Sane finish, Raheem Sterling's double, a Sergio Aguero strike and a late Fabian Delph effort mean Palace have now extended the record they set last week for the worst start to a Premier League season.
Lukaku scored the only goal but United's win in Southampton was overshadowed by the continued use of a racist chant in support of Lukaku by United fans. He has evolved his game to become a more box-to-box midfielder, rather than the deeper lying anchor he was last season.
In the 25 seasons since the Premier League's inaugural campaign in 92/93, 19 of 25 eventual champions have won at least 10 points after the first five matches.
On Thursday, West Ham manager Slaven Bilic was highly complimentary of Saturday lunchtime's opponents.
"I think for Alvaro it's the right moment to have this situation, to be the striker in a great team", Conte said.
It's far too early to write off players with the season still in its very early stages.
They are also level in all respects with cross-town rivals Manchester City. This time, his catchphrase did not drip with sarcasm. Crystal Palace have failed to get any points so far and have conceded eight goals during that period.