Chelsea bounced back to winning ways as they earned a hard-fought 2-1 victory over visiting Leicester City at Stamford Bridge.
Summer signing Raheem Sterling notched a brace as the Blues earned three points on the day but there was another red card for Thomas Tuchel’s men, with Conor Gallagher receiving his marching orders, while Harvey Barnes scored a consolation for Leicester City.
In our other feature games, Erling Haaland grabbed his first Premier League hat-trick as Manchester City came from two goals down to beat Crystal Palace 4-2 at the Etihad Stadium while Liverpool picked up their first three points of the season by spanking AFC Bournemouth 9-0 at Anfield – with Roberto Firmino netting his 100th goal for the Reds.
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FULL-TIME AT THE ETIHAD STADIUM: Manchester City 4-2 Crystal Palace
FULL-TIME AT ANFIELD: Liverpool 9-0 AFC Bournemouth
FULL-TIME AT STAMFORD BRIDGE: Chelsea 2-1 Leicester City
85′ MIN: Liverpool equal the biggest-ever Premier League win! Luis Diaz has another!
GOOOAAALLL!!! Liverpool 9-0 AFC Bournemouth (L. Diaz)
80′ MIN: Fabio Carvalho brilliantly volleys in his first Liverpool goal, what a way to show Anfield what you can do!
GOOOAAALLL!!! Liverpool 8-0 AFC Bournemouth (F. Carvalho)
81′ MIN: A great through ball by Ilkay Gundogan sets up Erling Haaland inside the box, and he makes no mistake and bangs the ball into the bottom left corner.
GOOOAAALLL!!! Manchester City 4-2 Crystal Palace (E. Haaland)
70′ MIN: John Stones puts the ball across the area and Erling Haaland has the easiest task in the world to tuck the ball into an empty net.
GOOOAAALLL!!! Manchester City 3-2 Crystal Palace (E. Haaland)
67′ MIN: Harvey Barnes was put through by Jamie Vardy and he showed brilliant composure inside the box to fire into the left side of the net.
GOOOAAALLL!!! Chelsea 2-1 Leicester City (H. Barnes)
62′ MIN: A perfect lofted pass from Phil Foden finds Erling Haaland, who jumps highest and steers a close-range header into the right side of the goal. His effort was both strong and precise, and Guaita had no chance of stopping that.
GOOOAAALLL!!! Manchester City 2-2 Crystal Palace (E. Haaland)
63′ MIN: Reece James plays a terrific cross over to Raheem Sterling, who finds some space inside the box and puts the ball into the back of the net.
GOOOAAALLL!!! Chelsea 2-0 Leicester City (R. Sterling)
62′ MIN: Goal! Roberto Firmino fires the rebound into the middle of the goal after the ball breaks to him in the box. That’s the Brazilian’s 100th strike for the Reds!
GOOOAAALLL!!! Liverpool 7-0 AFC Bournemouth (R. Firmino)
53′ MIN: Bernardo Silva gets a shot away from the edge of the box and scores into the bottom right corner. Rodri provided an assist for the goal.
GOOOAAALLL!!! Manchester City 1-2 Crystal Palace (B. Silva)
47′ MIN: Raheem Sterling scores his first Chelsea goal, and the 10 men lead!
GOOOAAALLL!!! Chelsea 1-0 Leicester City (R. Sterling)
46′ MIN: Liverpool pick up from where they left off, they have another! Chris Mepham turns in Trent Alexander-Arnold’s cross past his own goalkeeper.
GOOOAAALLL!!! Liverpool 6-0 AFC Bournemouth (C. Mepham)
SECOND HALF UNDERWAY AT THE ETIHAD STADIUM: Manchester City 0-2 Crystal Palace
SECOND HALF UNDERWAY AT ANFIELD: Liverpool 5-0 AFC Bournemouth
SECOND HALF UNDERWAY AT STAMFORD BRIDGE: Chelsea 0-0 Leicester City
HALF-TIME AT THE ETIHAD STADIUM: Manchester City 0-2 Crystal Palace
HALF-TIME AT STAMFORD BRIDGE: Chelsea 0-0 Leicester City
HALF-TIME AT ANFIELD: Liverpool 5-0 AFC Bournemouth
45+1′ MIN: An excellent corner from Andy Robertson sees Virgil van Dijk rise highest to head past Travers.
GOOOAAALLL!!! Liverpool 5-0 AFC Bournemouth (V. Van Dijk)
31′ MIN: Roberto Firmino reacts fastest to turn in Mo Salah’s deflected cross.
GOOOAAALLL!!! Liverpool 4-0 AFC Bournemouth (R. Firmino)
28′ MIN: Conor Gallagher is shown a second yellow for bringing down Harvey Barnes as Leicester City counter.
RED CARD!!! To Chelsea
28′ MIN: Trent Alexander-Arnold opens his account for the season with a fizzing strike from distance that flies past Mark Travers.
GOOOAAALLL!!! Liverpool 3-0 AFC Bournemouth (T. Alexander-Arnold)
21′ MIN: Joachim Andersen powerfully heads in Ebere Eze’s corner, the Eagles are flying!
GOOOAAALLL!!! Manchester City 0-2 Crystal Palace (J. Andersen)
6′ MIN: What a start for Liverpool! Harvey Elliott scores his first Premier League goal in style, Anfield is loving this!
GOOOAAALLL!!! Liverpool 2-0 AFC Bournemouth (H. Elliott)
4′ MIN: John Stones diverts past his own goalkeeper to give the visitors the lead
GOOOAAALLL!!! Manchester City 0-1 Crystal Palace (J. Stones)
3′ MIN: Luis Diaz heads in Roberto Firmino’s cross for an early lead!
GOOOAAALLL!!! Liverpool 1-0 AFC Bournemouth (L. Diaz)
KICK-OFF AT STAMFORD BRIDGE: Chelsea 0-0 Leicester City
KICK-OFF AT ANFIELD: Liverpool 0-0 AFC Bournemouth
KICK-OFF AT THE ETIHAD STADIUM: Manchester City 0-0 Crystal Palace
The Eagles are without Ivorian attacker Wilfred Zaha due to injury.
City coach Pep Guardiola has named the usual suspects in Kevin de Bruyne, Erling Haaland and Phil Foden in his XI. Riyad Mahrez and Bernardo Silva are also in the line-up.
Bournemouth’s starting line-up which will face Liverpool at A field.
Reds boss Jurgen Klopp has made only one change to the side that started the 2-1 loss to Manchester United at Old Trafford last Monday. Fabinho comes in midfield in place of James Milner.
Leicester City’s Starting XI set to take on the Blues at Stamford Bridge. Wilfred Ndidi is on the bench while Jamie Vardy starts for the Foxes.
Blues manager Thomas Tuchel has brought in Trevor Chalobah to replace the suspended Kalidou Koulibaly. Kau Havertz, Mason Mount and Raheem Sterling will lead the attack for the Londoners.