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It has been another exciting evening of Premier League football, with Chelsea faltering at Stamford Bridge and Manchester City duly taking advantage. The Cityzens will no doubt be the happier of the three teams jostling for the league crown. Expect further points to be dropped as Chelsea will take on Liverpool this weekend – with City ultimately being the winner, if they bag another victory on Matchday 21.
FULL-TIME AT THE BRENTFORD COMMUNITY STADIUM: Brentford 0-1 Manchester City
Aymeric Laporte thought he had extended City’s lead, but VAR has ruled his effort out for offside.
Chelsea will be heartbroken by the manner in which they conceded late in injury time. The Blues move into second position on the Premier League table, but will now be EIGHT points behind runaway leaders Manchester City – who are currently leading 1-0 away at Brentford.
FULL-TIME AT STAMFORD BRIDGE: Chelsea 1-1 Brighton and Hove Albion
91′ MIN: Marc Cucurella crosses from the left, and Danny Welbeck leaps to head home for the visitors.
GOOOAAALLLL!!! Chelsea 1-1 Brighton (D. Welbeck)
SECOND HALF UNDERWAY AT THE BRENTFORD COMMUNITY STADIUM: Brentford 0-1 Manchester City
HALF-TIME AT THE BRENTFORD COMMUNITY STADIUM: Brentford 0-1 Manchester City
SECOND HALF UNDERWAY AT STAMFORD BRIDGE: Chelsea 1-0 Brighton
16′ MIN: Phil Foden is picked out by Kevin De Bruyne’s cross and the Englishman pokes home a finish first-time.
GOOOAAALLL!!!! Brentford 0-1 Manchester City (P. Foden)
KICK-OFF AT THE BRENTFORD COMMUNITY STADIUM: Brentford 0-0 Manchester City
HALF-TIME AT STAMFORD BRIDGE: Chelsea 1-0 Brighton
28′ MIN: Romelu Lukaku rises high to meet Mason Mount’s corner, heading powerfully into the ground and past Brighton goalkeeper Robert Sanchez.
GOOAAALLL!!! Chelsea 1-0 Brighton (R. Lukaku)
KICK-OFF AT STAMFORD BRIDGE: Chelsea 0-0 Brighton
As for the visitors, Pep Guardiola has made FOUR changes to his side – with Raheem Sterling, Ilkay Gundogan and Riyad Mahrez all dropping to the bench.
Coach Thomas Frank names his XI with several alterations as expected.
BRENTFORD VS MANCHESTER CITY:
Brighton gaffer Graham Potter has named a makeshift side, as the responsibility of getting goals falling solely on the shoulders of Neal Maupay – with Leandro Trossard missing out.
Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel makes four changes to his starting line-up, as big Belgian hitman Romelu Lukaku starts his first Premier League game since October 16th.
Manchester City on the other hand, can extend their lead at the summit – provided Chelsea fails to win at home to Brighton and Hove Albion.
The Blues have the chance to leapfrog Merseyside outfit Liverpool into second place on the log, following the Reds shock 1-0 defeat away to Leicester City at the King Power Stadium last night – with talismanic Egyptian forward Mo Salah missing a first half penalty.
Hello fans….you are on to Apex Football’s LIVE coverage of tonight’s Premier League matches involving Chelsea vs Brighton and Hove Albion at Stamford Bridge and Brentford taking on table toppers and defending champions Manchester City at the Brentford Community Stadium.