Premier League report: Chelsea crushed, Man Metropolis high | Soccer Information

From Chelsea’s 1-4 defeat at Brighton to Tottenham’s return to Bournemouth, this is what occurred within the EPL on Saturday.

Graham Potter’s return to England’s south coast was unlucky, with Chelsea shedding 1-4 to Brighton within the English Premier League.

The Seagulls, led by Potter earlier than he took over the Chelsea job this season, got here from the blocks early on Saturday, racing right into a 2-0 lead inside quarter-hour by means of Leandro Trossard and an personal objective from Ruben Loftus-Cheek.

A rampant Brighton took benefit of Potter’s resolution to begin with simply two defenders and capitalized on their weaknesses on the again to make it 3-0 at half-time with one other personal objective, this time by Trevor Chalobah.

Chelsea began the second half properly and Kai Havertz’s early objective raised hopes of a comeback, however Brighton held on tight and an injury-time strike from Pascal Gross added sparkle to their victory.

It was nearly poetic that Roberto De Zerbi’s first victory as Brighton boss and his predecessor Potter’s first defeat as Chelsea supervisor got here on this recreation. The end result sees the Blues slip from the Champions League locations to fourth whereas Brighton drop to seventh.

It was an unlucky return to Brighton for Chelsea boss Graham Potter [Tony Obrien/Reuters]

Elsewhere, not like their London neighbours, Tottenham Hotspur have made a profitable comeback.

Antonio Conte’s facet trailed 0-2 at Bournemouth due to targets from Keiffer Moore and Lewis Cook dinner. However targets from Ryan Sessegnon and Ben Davies put Spurs stage and put the Cherries again of their field for the ultimate quarter in the hunt for a winner.

Their stress paid off, with Uruguayan Rodrigo Bentancur scoring in harm time to assist Spurs take all three factors. Spurs are winless of their final three video games and Saturday’s end result will ease the stress on Conte.

Tottenham are actually simply two factors behind Arsenal in third place. Bournemouth, who’ve misplaced their final three video games, are 14th.

In the meantime, regardless of the absence of high scorers Erling Haaland and Phil Foden, Manchester Metropolis beat Leicester Metropolis 1-0 early within the kick-off. Kevin de Bruyne’s lavish second-half free kick lifted Metropolis to the highest of the desk after enjoying one recreation greater than second-placed Arsenal.

Newcastle United comfortably swept Aston Villa 4-0, with a brace from Callum Wilson and targets from Joelinton and the in-form Miguel Almiron. The Paraguayan has scored in every of his final three video games and already has six targets to his title this yr, as many as he scored within the earlier two years mixed.

Brentford had been held 1-1 at residence to Wolves, whereas Patrick Viera’s Crystal Palace beat Southampton 1-0.