Chelsea, Man City win big without playing a striker in EPL

Chelsea and Manchester City did not have a recognised striker for Saturday's Premier League matches.

Chelsea, Man City win big without playing a striker in EPL

Chelsea and Manchester City did not have a recognised striker for Saturday's Premier League matches.

They still managed to score 11 goals together in the ominous display of two title contenders.

Chelsea was without injured strikers Romelu Lukaku and Timo Werner but still managed to win its largest victory of the season, 7-0 against Norwich. Mason Mount scored a hat trick.

City does not have a striker at its disposal after signing Sergio Aguero's replacement in the offseason. However, that doesn't stop the champions scoring freely this year.

After a 4-1 win at Brighton, primarily thanks to Phil Foden's two goals, Club Brugge won 5-1 in the Champions League midweek. This was the sixth consecutive time City scored at least three goals in any of the 14 games.

Chelsea will continue to lead the league for another week -- it is now two points ahead City and four clear Liverpool. Liverpool's game is at Manchester United on Sunday. The strength of the squad should ensure Thomas Tuchel’s team remains in contention for the title.

This season, Chelsea had 16 different scorers in all competitions, Callum Hudson-Odoi and Reece James scoring against Norwich, while Ben Chilwell scored against Mount's first Premier League win.

This bodes well for the leaders, while Werner (hamstring), and Lukaku (ankle), are both out of action due to injuries sustained in midweek.

City is also in great form with Foden playing the false-nine position and taking over the scoring and creative duties. After converting a Jack Grealish pass at the end of a breakaway and seeing Gabriel Jesus' shot deflect in off his heel, Foden made it 3-0 at halftime. Ilkay Gundogan had opened City's fourth-place Brighton opener.

Foden set Riyad Mahrez up for the fourth goal during second-half stoppage.


Claudio Ranieri has had a great ride at Watford.

After a loss of 5-0 at Liverpool's home last weekend, Ranieri (who turns 70 on Wednesday) saw Everton beat 5-2 by his new team thanks to a hat-trick by Josh King. This was achieved amid a rush to score four goals for Watford at Goodison Park in the 78th minute.

Ranieri stated, "It was crucial to show the character and the strength and to react to it." It was incredible to see that we scored three times in nine minutes, after playing well.

Ranieri was happy, but Everton manager Rafa Benjaminitez was in despair after his team suffered a second consecutive home defeat. Given his connections to Liverpool, it is possible that Benitez will be resentful by Everton supporters.

He said, "I understand the frustrations of the fans." "We must show more character and personality in every game.


Newcastle still awaits a win under the new Saudi ownership.

The first point was achieved by Callum Wilson's overhead kick goal in the 1-1 draw at Crystal Palace. Christian Benteke had given Palace the lead, and a late goal was disallowed due to a foul in play.

Newcastle is currently in the last place and faces a relegation battle this season.


Leeds was still waiting to find out the extent of Raphinha's worrying-looking injury to his left ankle in a 1-1 draw against Wolverhampton.

Rodrigo, a Brazilian international, was already on the field after injuring his knee. Leeds earned a point in stoppage time with a penalty. This canceled Hwang Heechan's 10-minute opening goal for Wolves.

Raphinha was injured in a Wolves challenge by Romain Saiss, Wolves defender. He looked in pain as he was carried down Elland Road tunnel.

Due to Marcelo Bielsa's injury, Leeds has only one win in its first nine games.

Burnley drew 2-2 at Southampton with Maxwel Cornet, an Ivory Coast winger. He scored both goals -- including the equalizer -- during the match's other match.

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