Graham Potter’s return

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    by Graham Potter’s return
    Published: October 30, 2022 (4 weeks ago)

    From Chelsea’s 1-4 loss at Brighton to Tottenham’s comeback at Bournemouth, right here’s what occurred within the EPL on Saturday.

    Graham Potter’s return to England’s south coast was an sad one, with Chelsea shedding 1-4 to Brighton within the English Premier League.

    The Seagulls, managed by Potter earlier than he took up the Chelsea job this season, had been fast off the blocks on Saturday, speeding right into a 2-0 lead inside quarter-hour by means of Leandro Trossard and a Ruben Loftus-Cheek own-goal.

    A rampant Brighton took benefit of Potter’s determination to start out with simply two defenders and capitalised on their frailties on the again to make it 3-0 by halftime by means of one other own-goal, this time by Trevor Chalobah.

    Chelsea began the second half nicely and Kai Havertz’s early purpose raised hopes of a comeback however Brighton held on firmly and a Pascal Gross purpose in harm time added gloss to their victory.

    It was virtually poetic that Roberto De Zerbi’s first win as Brighton boss and his predecessor Potter’s first loss as Chelsea supervisor got here on this sport. The outcome sees the Blues slip out of the Champions League locations into fourth whereas Brighton transfer into seventh.

    It was an sad return to Brighton for Chelsea boss Graham Potter [Tony Obrien/Reuters]
    Elsewhere, not like their London neighbours, Tottenham Hotspur had been profitable in mounting a comeback.

    Antonio Conte’s facet was 0-2 down at Bournemouth by means of objectives from Keiffer Moore and Lewis Prepare dinner. However objectives from Ryan Sessegnon and Ben Davies introduced Spurs again on stage phrases and had the Cherries pegged again of their field for the final quarter of the sport in quest of a winner.

    Their stress bore fruit, with Uruguayan Rodrigo Bentancur scoring in harm time to assist Spurs take all three factors. Spurs had been winless of their final three video games and Saturday’s outcome will ease the stress on Conte.

    Tottenham now sit simply two factors behind Arsenal in third. Bournemouth, who’ve misplaced their final three video games, sit in 14th.

    We dug deep. We fought till the top.
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    — Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) October 29, 2022
    In the meantime, regardless of being with out prime scorers Erling Haaland and Phil Foden, Manchester Metropolis defeated Leicester Metropolis 1-0 within the early kickoff. Kevin de Bruyne’s luxurious free-kick within the second half noticed Metropolis transfer prime of the desk having performed a sport greater than second-placed Arsenal.

    Newcastle United comfortably dismissed Aston Villa 4-0, with a Callum Wilson double and objectives from Joelinton and the in-form Miguel Almiron. The Paraguayan has scored in every of his final three video games and already has six objectives to his title this 12 months – that’s as many as he had within the earlier two years mixed.

    Brentford had been held to a 1-1 draw at house to Wolves, whereas Patrick Viera’s Crystal Palace defeated Southampton 1-0.