Team manager Thomas Tuchel and Chelsea FC won the long-distance duel for the championship lead in the Premier League. The Blues prevailed 3-0 (0-0) at Newcastle United on Saturday. Chelsea remain at the top with 25 points, while rivals Liverpool and Manchester City stumbled.
For Chelsea, with national players Kai Havertz and Antonio Rüdiger in the starting line-up, Reece James (65th / 77th) and Jorginho (81st, penalty) scored.
Liverpool, despite being led by Jordan Henderson (4th) and Sadio Mane (24th) against Brighton & Hove Albion, did not get more than 2: 2 (2: 1). Team manager Jürgen Klopp’s reds have to be content with second place for the time being (22 points).
City also had to take the next setback after being out of the league cup. The team of Pep Guardiola acted after the red card for Aymeric Laporte (45th + 2) one half undernumbered and defeated Crystal Palace with 0: 2 (0: 1). City is third with 20 points.
After the 5-0 defeat against Liverpool, Cristiano Ronaldo brought Manchester United back on track. The Portuguese initiated the 3-0 (1-0) victory at Tottenham Hotspur with his goal (39th). Edinson Cavani increased (64th), while Marcus Rashford, who came on for Ronaldo, scored for the final score (87th). Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s team climbed to fifth place (17).
Arsenal FC follow with equal points, winning 2-0 (2-0) at Leicester City in the afternoon. Gabriel gave the Gunners, where national goalkeeper Bernd Leno was on the bench, an early lead (5th), a little later Emile Smith Rowe met (18th).