GOAL! Chelsea 2-0 Crystal palace (Zouma 66)
Premier League: Ben Chilwell turns provider, sending in a cross from the left after his delivery from a corner came back his way. In the Palace penalty area, Kurt Zouma out-jumps Sakho to guide a header past Vicente Guaita for his second goal of the season.
A photographic trip down memory lane …
As LP Hartley wrote: ‘The past is a foreign country; they do things differently there.’ These recently discovered images show that life away from the pitch for footballers in the top flight during the 1950s and 60s was a bit different. Enjoy …
GOAL! Chelsea 1-0 Crystal Palace (Chilwell 50)
Premier League: Following a first half that was fairly low on entertainment, Chelsea have taken the lead against Crystal Palace early in the second. A fluffed clearance from Bakary Sagna led to something of an airborne goalmouth scramble in the Palace penalty, before the ball dropped kindly for Ben Chilwell. On his Premier League debut for his new club, the full-back smashed home at the far post to break the deadlock. Scott Murray has the latest …
Everton v Brighton – early team news …
Carlo Ancelotti is sweating on the fitness of Richarlison, who limped out of Everton’s midweek Carabao Cup win against West Ham after appearing to roll his ankle. The Brazilian was due to undergo a fitness test earlier and could figure from the start or off the bench. Allan and Jono Kenny also succumbed to injury in Everton’s midweek game and have both been ruled out of today’s game. They join Andre Gomes, Mason HOlgate, Cenk Tosun, Jarrad Braithwaite and Jean-Philippe Gbamin in the physio room.
Brighton winger Alireza Jahanbakhsh is absent today after picking up an injury in his side’s midweek defeat at the hands of Manchester United, while Dutch internatinoal Davy Propper remains sidelined with an achilles problem. Jose Izquierdo and Florin Andone are long-term absentees. In better news for Graham Potter, Yves Bissouma is available after serving a suspension following his recent dismissal against Newcastle.
Football! Football! Football!
The crowds remain absent but the games keep coming thick and fast. This weekend’s staggered Premier League action kicked off with Chelsea’s lunchtime kick-off against Crystal Palace at Stamford Bridge and will continue with the top flight’s only three o’clock kick-off between Everton and Brighton at Goodison Park.
Looking to continue their mightily impressive 100% record in all competitions with a seventh consecutive win, Carlo Ancelotti’s side host a Brighton team cruelly denied a share of the points in their last Premier League outing against Manchester United. We’ll bring you all the action from Merseyside this afternoon, while attempting to keep tabs on goings-on in the divisions below. Kick-off at Goodison Park is at 3pm but stay tuned in the meantime for team news and build-up.
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