Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur shared the points in the North London derby at the Emirates Stadium.
Mark Warburton's Ibrox side Glasgow Rangers drew on Sunday.
Newcastle United are top of the Championship by three points.
Kirkland played under the Aston Villa manager for just under two seasons.
Chelsea kept up their run of good form by dismantling Everton 5-0 at Stamford Bridge at the weekend.
Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur played out a 1-1 draw in the North London derby on Sunday.
The forward has been in impressive form for Liverpool.
West Ham United failed to win against Stoke City in the Premier League at the weekend.
Tottenham Hotspur drew 1-1 with Arsenal yesterday, and Mauricio Pochettino refuted claims that he copied Chelsea's tactics.
Table toppers Newcastle United face in form Leeds United in a fortnight.
Newcastle United take on Preston North End in the fourth round of the EFL Cup.
The Toronto FC forward and Orlando City SC skipper headline our Week 34 line-up along with the likes of David Villa, Giles Barnes and Rangers loanee Fraser Aird.
With no wins from their opening nine league games, Sunderland are bottom with just two points. Where can they expect their first win to come from?