City meters panic, Chelsea find their traces

City meters panic, Chelsea find their traces

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London (AFP) – Unsurprisingly, Manchester City beat Southampton (4-0) and saw the magical Haaland-Foden duo decisive again on Saturday, day 10 of the English championship. Chelsea confirmed their renewed form by easily beating Wolverhampton (3-0).

Phil Foden was once again the Citizens’ fire starter, with all the observers watching every move of Norwegian striker Erling Haaland.

In a one-sided encounter, the English elf quickly satisfied his curiosity by providing an assist to Joao Cancelo (20th, 1-0) followed by his ninth assist of the season (32nd, 2-0) from Kevin De Bruyne. . He scored a hat-trick against Manchester United (6-3) last Sunday.

Haaland’s 20th goal

Erling Haaland, whose name some commentators no longer mention when describing the actions, just saying “he”, improved his statistics once again in the second half and scored his 20th goal in all competitions in just two months (65th, 4-0). Riyad Mahrez had already increased the score on the way back from the locker rooms (49th).

This major victory allows the English champion to temporarily regain first place (23 points) as they await the clash between Arsenal (21 points) and Liverpool (10th on 10 points) at 17:30 on Sunday.

Chelsea is accelerating

A month after replacing Thomas Tuchel, Graham Potter finds his way with his third straight victory over relegated Wolverhampton.

Chelsea manager Graham Potter during a match against Wolverhampton at Stamford Bridge on 8 October 2022
Chelsea manager Graham Potter during a match against Wolverhampton at Stamford Bridge on 8 October 2022 Adrian DENNIS AFP

Intensity, fast roaming, offensive imagination: the Blues smothered the Wolves in the Champions League, as they smothered AC Milan (3-0) on Wednesday.

Faced with a transitional formation following the sacking of their coach Bruno Lage (temporarily replacing Steve Davis), the Londoners performed the first period in the same spirit as the second half against the Italian champions.

Kai Havertz’s header from the middle of Mason Mount came only in extra time (45+3), but opportunities were plentiful before.

These attacks, almost all from the right, and from César Azpilicueta, his first in the league since Graham Potter’s arrival, are against goalkeeper José Sa, the last bastion of a besieged defense (2nd, 8th, 16th, 26th). came. , 31, 38).

Sometimes threatening thanks to rookie Diego Costa, who returned to Stamford Bridge five years after leading the Blues to their last league title, Wolverhampton was the American forward (54th, 2-0) in the second half, between Pulisic and Mount. Graham Potter’s players then managed without difficulty and even improved the goal difference at the end of the match thanks to Armando Broja (89th, 3-0). Despite a turbulent start to the season, Chelsea are consolidating their fourth position (16 points).

Also watch out for Newcastle’s new major victory over Brentford (5-1), which allowed the Magpies to temporarily move up to fifth place, a performance so rare in recent years.

Continuation of this day in the afternoon, with Brighton-Tottenham (18:30).

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