Crystal Palace 1-2 Chelsea: Gallagher sinks Palace; Liverpool 3-3 Brighton; Trossard shines at Anfield

Conor Gallagher came back to haunt Crystal Palace with a stunning goal at the death for Chelsea. The former Crystal Palace loanee secured 3 points for the Blues with a sublime strike that made the difference at Selhurst Park.

Pierre Emerick Aubameyang bagged his first Premier League goal for Chelsea. Reece James’ pass is knocked down by Thiago Silva and Auba fires home on the spin. Crystal Palace had taken the lead via an Odsonne Edouard goal in the 7th minute.

It was a wild day in Anfield as Liverpool drew 3-3 with Brighton. The Seagulls were 2-0 up within 17 minutes courtesy of a Leandro Trossard brace.

Liverpool were able to climb back via a Firmino brace. Klopps men went ahead in the 63rd minute when Adam Webster turned the ball into his own net. Leandro Trossard bagged his hat-trick to bring the game level!


Goal! Crystal Palace 1-2 Chelsea

A stunner from Conor Gallagher! The former Crystal Palace loanee scores his first Chelsea goal by curling into the top corner from long range

Goal! Liverpool 3-3 Brighton

Goal! Liverpool 3-2 Brighton

Trent Alexander-Arnold’s corner is put into a threatening area, forcing confusion and Adam Webster bundles the ball into his own net.

Goal! Liverpool 2-2 Brighton

Great break from Liverpool, Diaz leading the attack, finds Firmino who jinks past one and finishes brilliantly.

Second Half

We are back for the second 45!

Half Time

Goal! Crystal Palace 1-1 Chelsea

Thiago Silva nods the ball on, Aubameyang controls it on his chest and then fires a volley into the back of the net on the turn. Wonderful from the striker, his first Chelsea goal.

Goal! Liverpool 1-2 Brighton

Roberto Firmino has the ball in the back of the net from inside the penalty area. The goal was initially disallowed, but after consulting the VAR, referee Andy Madley gave the goal because an offside was incorrectly flagged.

Goal! Liverpool 0-2 Brighton

No less than Brighton deserve as Trossard fires in his second inside 20 minutes!

Goal! Crystal Palace 1-0 Chelsea

Fofana gave the ball away then was caught out of position with Edouard able to tap in Ayew’s good cross. Ayew afford too much time to measure his ball.

Goal! Liverpool 0-1 Brighton

Trossard fires the visitors into an early lead at Anfield!

Kick Off!

…and so it begins!

Crystal Palace vs Chelsea – Starting XI

It looks to be a back four for Chelsea, Fofana partnering Silva with James and Chilwell as the two full-backs.

That gives the Blues an extra man in midfield than usual, while Kai Havertz and Raheem Sterling support Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang up front.

Ward starts at centre-back for Palace, while Olise replaces Schlupp in midfield. Edouard gets the nod over Mateta up front.

Liverpool vs Brighton – Starting XI

Luis Diaz, Darwin Nunez and Diogo Jota are all on a strong bench for Liverpool this afternoon, with Fabio Carvalho getting the nod alongside Mo Salah and Roberto Firmino in attack.

Fit-again skipper Jordan Henderson takes Harvey Elliott’s place in midfield, with Thiago Alcantara in Premier League action for the first time since the opening day of the season. Kostas Tsimikas continues at left-back with Andy Robertson sidelined.

New Brighton boss Roberto De Zerbi makes one change for his first match in charge. Ecuador’s Pervis Estupinan is drafted in for the ill Enock Mwepu and is likely to slot in at left-back, with Leandro Trossard operating further forward.

Tariq Lamptey is fit enough for the bench, where the likes of Adam Lallana, Jeremy Sarmiento and Julio Enciso earn a promotion. The Seagulls smashed Leicester 5-2 in Graham Potter’s final game at the helm, remember.


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