Erling Haaland was on the scoresheet again as Manchester City decimated Southampton by 4-0. The Norwegian completed the scoring in the 65th minutes after a delightful ball from Joao Cancelo. Cancelo was the one that started the goal spree in the first half. Foden and Mahrez were also on target for the Cityzens.
Meanwhile, at Stamford Bridge, Diego Costa’s homecoming did not end well for him and his new team as Chelsea defeated them by 3-0. Kai Havertz opened the scoring in the first half before Christian Pulisic doubled the scoreline after the restart. Armando Broja bagged his first Chelsea goal in the 90th minute with a sublime effort!
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Goal! Chelsea 3-0 Wolves
Armando cuts inside and finds the far corner wonderfully for his first Chelsea goal!
Goal Manchester City 4-0 Southampton
Inevitable! Erling Haaland get his goal, emphatically converting Joao Cancelo’s dragback
Goal! Chelsea 2-0 Wolves
Christian Pulisic doubles the home side’s lead, dinking a left-footed finish from a tight angle after a clever one-two with Mason Mount.
Goal! Manchester City 3-0 Southampton
Rodri clips a ball to Riyad Mahrez at the back post, and the winger strikes it coolly on the volley into the far corner.
We are back for the second 45!
Goal! Chelsea 1-0 Wolves
The Blues take the lead late in the first-half as Kai Havertz leaps highest to loop a header over Jose Sa into the far corner
Goal! Manchester City 2-0 Southampton
Man City slice through Southampton, Kevin De Bruyne sliding in Phil Foden, who takes the ball in his stride and chips it over Gavin Bazunu.
Goal! Manchester City 1-0 Southampton
Phil Foden squares the ball to Joao Cancelo near the halfway line and the full-back marauds forward, eventually driving a fine strike past Gavin Bazunu
…and we are underway!
Chelsea vs Wolves – Starting XI
Well that’s a heavily-rotated Chelsea side! Seven changes from the side that beat Crystal Palace last week.
Silva is not in the squad at all, presumably rested ahead of the trip to face AC Milan in midweek, while Sterling, James and Aubameyang are among those on the bench. It means chances for Gallagher, Loftus-Cheek, Havertz and Pulisic.
As for Wolves, Costa leads the line for them as expected. No Neto, who is out with injury, so Traore, Podence and Guedes are the three behind the striker.
Manchester City vs Southampton – Starting XI