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Premier League: Troubled Chelsea messes up



Premier League: Troubled Chelsea messes up

The top clubs Chelsea and Liverpool, which are plagued by numerous corona cases, botched in the English Premier League title race. Chelsea and team manager Thomas Tuchel at Wolverhampton Wanderers couldn’t get past a 0-0, coach Jürgen Klopp and Liverpool played 2-2 (1-1) at Tottenham Hotspur.

Diogo Jota (35th) and Andrew Robertson (70th) scored for the Klopp-Elf, Harry Kane (13th) and Heung-Min Son (74th) were successful for the Spurs. Robertson saw the red card for gross foul play (77th). The Reds had to do without Virgil van Dijk, Fabinho and Curtis Jones, who had corona. For Tottenham it was the first game in almost two weeks due to multiple infections.

Chelsea was not spared the corona wave either. Tuchel had to do without national striker Timo Werner, who tested positive, as well as Romelu Lukaku, Callum Hudson-Odoi and Ben Chilwell in Wolverhampton. The suspicion of an infection in Kai Havertz was not confirmed.

Leaders Manchester City won 4-0 (2-0) against relegation candidates Newcastle United. Ruben Dias (5th), Joao Cancelo (27th), Riyad Mahrez (63rd) and Raheem Sterling (86th) shot team manager Pep Guardiola’s eighth league success in a row. With that, City distance rivals Liverpool on three points, Chelsea in third place are six points behind.

The highly contagious Omicron variant is spreading rapidly in Great Britain. With almost 90,000 new infections within 24 hours, the corona numbers are at a record level. The highest English league has long been recorded. Of ten games planned on the 18th matchday, only four could be played.

Premier League: Current table

place team Sp. Diff. Point
1 Man City 18th 35 44
2 Liverpool 18th 35 41
3 Chelsea 18th 27 38
4th arsenal 18th 4th 32
5 West Ham 17th 7th 28
6th ManUtd 16 2 27
7th Tottenham 15th -1 26th
8th Wolverhampt. 18th -1 25th
9 Leicester 16 0 22nd
10 Aston Villa 17th -2 22nd
11th Cr. Palace 17th 0 20th
12th Brentford 16 -1 20th
13th Brighton 16 -3 20th
14th Everton 17th -8th 19th
15th Southampton 17th -10 17th
16 Leeds Utd 18th -18 16
17th Watford 16 -10 13th
18th Burnley 15th -7 11th
19th Newcastle 18th -23 10
20th Norwich City 17th -26 10