A shock that kept all its promises. In the poster for this Sunday in England, on the occasion of the 12th day, Chelsea and Manchester City parted this Sunday with an avalanche of goals (4-4): four on each side, eight in all! Haaland notably scored a double for the Citizens and Chelsea snatched the draw at the end of added time, thanks to a penalty from Palmer (90th 5). Spectacle, suspense, it all came together at Stamford Bridge! In the standings, Chelsea moved up to 10th place, Man. City are leaders with one point ahead of Arsenal and Liverpool.
We could legitimately wonder, before the match, if Chelsea-Manchester City is still a Premier League shock. After all, the Stamford Bridge residents are no longer European and were ranked eleventh in the championship before the match. But both teams took great pleasure in denying those who doubted it. And this, in the space of thirteen minutes. Erling Haaland first scored his sixteenth goal of the season in sixteen matches in all competitions from the penalty spot, following a collision with Cucurella in the area (25'). But the locals did not doubt for long, since Thiago Silva equalized with a header from a corner four minutes later (29') before Sterling scored against his former teammates when receiving a cross from Reece James (37th). '). A goal celebrated by the England international, but which did not prevent Akanji's equalizer in added time. Receiving a perfect cross from Bernardo Silva from the left, the tall central defender sent the ball into the back of the net. Two everywhere at half-time, in a match with a Hollywood scenario.
The resumption of the meeting was definitely not to be missed. Upon returning from the locker room, in the 47th minute, Haaland took advantage of a perfect cross from Foden, and a little success, to put the Skyblues back in front. And in this crossover which lasted throughout the match, it was Nicolas Jackson who allowed his team to get back on track (67'). Taking advantage of a powerful shot from Gallagher that was barely repelled by Ederson, the Blues striker emerged to send the ball deep into the empty goals. Lacking confidence since his arrival at Chelsea, Jackson took the time to celebrate with his teammates and his audience. A joy which did not last since Rodri, the man of the big events, thought of bringing the victory and the three points to Manchester. His powerful strike, blocked by Thiago Silva, deceived Robert Sanchez. But the final act finally took place in added time, when Ruben Dias conceded a penalty after a foul on Broja, who had entered the game a few moments earlier. It was a former Skyblue, Cole Palmer, who was responsible for transforming it (95'). Chelsea are coming out of a high-risk week, after facing Tottenham and City, with four more points on the clock. Manchester City, for its part, retains its throne.