Current EPL table after Chelsea won 3-1 and Man united drew 1-1


Current EPL table after Chelsea won 3-1 and Man united drew 1-1

Chelsea were in premier league action against Southampton at the Saint Mary’s Stadium on Saturday afternoon.

The blues were looking to arrest their two-game winless run against the Saints who have taken points off the likes of Manchester united and Manchester city this season.

The match began with Chelsea on the front foot as Thomas Tuchel‘s men piled the pressure on the Saints defence. And it would not take the blues long to get themselves ahead after Chalobah sent in a bullet header after connecting to Ben Chilwell‘s corner kick.

Chelsea thought they had extended the lead after Romelu Lukaku sent a first-time finish past Alex Mc Carthy after a fine marauding run from Anthony Rudiger but the goal was correctly chalked off for offside.

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Again, Timo Werner thought he had scored his first league goal of the season but Cesar Azplicueta was adjudged to have fouled Kylie Walker-Peters in the build-up with the goal being chalked off as the first half ended in a 1-0 advantage to the blues.

Southampton played with much more intent in the second half and the Saints were rewarded with an equalizer as Ben Chilwell clumsily brought down Tino Livramento in the box with James ward prowse expertly converting the resulting penalty.

Southampton were reduced to ten-men in the 75th minute after James Ward Prowse was shown a straight red card after a dangerous foul on Jorginho.

And the blues would take advantage of their numerical strength as Timo Werner tapped in from close range in the 84th minute to restore Chelsea’s lead. Ben Chilwell extended his side’s lead in the 89th minute of the game with the match ending in that manner as the blues secured an impressive 3-1 win. 

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Earlier in the day, Manchester united hosted Everton at Old trafford in a first game of match week 7.

Ole Gunner Solskjaer’s side took the lead through Anthony Martial’s first half strike but Everton were able to earn themselves a draw after Andros Townsend second half goal made sure both sides shared a point in the game.

Here’s how the EPL table currently looks like after Chelsea won and Man united drew

Chelsea move to the top of the table following theo win over Southampton with Liverpool sitting in second position ahead of their clash against Manchester city tomorrow.

United are third on the table after their draw against Everton who complete the current top 4.

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