🎥 All the goals: Chelsea flip Fulham; Leicester account for Saints

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Seamus Leonard

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It was very much the calm before the storm in the Premier League on Saturday.

With the blockbuster clash of Liverpool and Manchester United to come on Sunday, there were more mundane matters to attend to.

That said, there were still some notable results.

See for yourself!


Chelsea squeeze past 10-man Fulham

You have to give credit to Scott Parker.

Fulham looked a lost cause just a few short weeks ago, but the Cottagers are putting together a strong case that they can survive in the top flight.

The hosts were more than holding their own until Antonee Robinson was sent off on the stroke of half time.

Chelsea took their time to make the extra man count, but a moment of quality from Mason Mount put a smile back on the Blues’ faces.


Leicester ride their luck against Southampton

Southampton travelled to the King Power Stadium on the back of beating Liverpool at home in their last game.

And the Saints will wonder what might have been had an offside flag not saved Leicester’s Jonny Evans from conceding a penalty for a definite foul on Shane Long with the game delicately poised at 1-0.

Brendan Rodgers and Leicester will be relieved to have overcame this hurdle.

Second place with almost half the season played? The Foxes could be forgiven for starting to dream of a repeat onf2015/16!


West Brom show fighting spirit at Wolves

Is this the belated ‘new manager bounce’ for West Brom?

The Baggies brought Sam Allardyce in for his fabled ability to keep struggling sides in the top flight.

But – a fortunate draw at Liverpool aside – the Albion hadn’t demonstrably improved since he took over from Slaven Bilić in mid-December.

To come from behind at Molineux is no mean feat, though, and offers hope that Allardyce will maintain his record of never being relegated from the Premier League.

Relegation is not a genuine concern for Wolves, but just two points from their last five games has Nuno Espírito Santo’s men languishing in 14th place.


Brighton earn massive three points at Leeds

Anyone paying close attention to Brighton this season will likely have thought to themselves that the Seagulls are ‘too good to go down’.

However, style doesn’t always pay the bills, and Graham Potter’s men have found it difficult to convert performances into points.

Their league-leading record of eight draws can attest to that.

But the visitors found the necessary substance at Elland Road, with Neal Maupay’s finish at the end of a fantastic move illustrating just what the south coast side are capable of.

As for Leeds, they continue to be dogged by inconsistency.


West Ham far too good for Burnley

Michail Antonio struck just nine minutes to his return to league action to give West Ham a win over struggling Burnley.

The only disappointment for the hosts was that they didn’t make more of the plethora of chances they created at the London Stadium.

After a brave performance in defeat against Manchester United in midweek, it was maybe no surprise that Sean Dyche’s Burnley saw a dip in quality.

But the Clarets can’t afford too many more off days like this if they are to stave off the threat of relegation.

The clash of English football’s two most successful sides will be the main attraction on Sunday, with Tottenham and Manchester City also in action.

Join us then!