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Stuttering Chelsea lose to Southampton

Chelsea’s stuttering start to the season continued as they lost 2–1 to Southampton on Tuesday despite Raheem Sterling taking an early lead.

Sterling scored his third goal in two games in the 23rd minute, but Chelsea’s lead was short-lived.

Five minutes later, Romeo Lavia equalized with a powerful shot from outside the area.

Adam Armstrong then turned the game around in stoppage time in the first half.

Chelsea, who lost their last away game to Leeds United, were unable to impress a spirited Saints side in the second half despite having plenty of possession.

Southampton’s victory took them to seven points from five games. This is the same total as Thomas Tuchel’s Chelsea.

Leeds won a 1–1 draw at home to Everton.

Leeds United’s Luis Sinisterra canceled out Anthony Gordon’s first-half lead for Everton as both sides drew 1-1 in a hotly contested Premier League match at Elland Road on Tuesday.

Feisty Fulham ends Brighton’s unbeaten streak

Aleksandr Mitrovic ended a visitor’s longest unbeaten streak in the top flight with his 100th goal for Fulham in a 2-1 Premier League win over Brighton & Hove Albion at Craven Cottage on Tuesday.

After missing chances in the first half, Mitrovic broke a deadlock in the 48th minute, with Nieskens Kebano sweeping the ball across the goalmouth and the powerful Serb shooting into the far post. It was the 100th goal for the Cottegers striker in all competitions.

Fulham racked up misery for Graham Potter’s men seven minutes later when Luis Dunk deflected it wide for an own goal when Andreas Pereira crossed the ball in.

Brighton had a lifeline thrown just three minutes later, but Alexis Mack Allister broke his penalty high past a charging Bernd Leno as Bobby de Cordoba Reed beat Purvis Estopinan in the area.

The win gave Marco Silva’s Fulham eight points from five games, while Brighton held on to 10 points and sold out mid-week. Also, his nine-game unbeaten streak for Brighton is the longest in his league in the Premier League.

Wissa scores late points for Brentford against Palace

Ioane Wissa headed the late equalizer after coming on as a substitute to give Brentford a share of the spoils in a 1-1 draw at Crystal Palace in the Premier League on Tuesday.

Palace looked close to three points after Wilfried Zaha’s stunning opening goal in the 59th minute.

Zaha cut in from the left and shoved an unstoppable right-footed shot into the far corner to score his fourth Premier League goal of the season.

But Brentford held on and Wissa saved a point when he was unmarked in the penalty area.

Brentford nearly won it in the second half with Rico Henry saving a big chance but Palace held on.

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