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EPL: Brighton stun Chelsea, Spurs stage comeback, Newcastle cruise past Villa

It was not a pleasant homecoming for Chelsea manager Graham Potter today as his side were comprehensively beaten by his former club Brighton at the Amex Stadium.

Potter was returning to Brighton for the first time since he left them to join Chelsea in September, and he was unbeaten in nine games in charge of the Blues.

Brighton ended the run though, hammering Chelsea 4-1 in the Premier League clash.

The hosts were 3-0 up by half-time as
Leandro Trossard struck in the fifth minute and Chelsea gifted them two own goals from Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Trevor Chalobah before the break.

Chelsea pulled one back through Kai Havertz three minutes into the second half, but the anticipated fightback did not materialise.

It was indeed the hosts who scored again in added time through Pascal Gross to make it 4-1 and earn Brighton their first-ever Premier League victory over Chelsea.

Also in the Premier League afternoon kick-offs, Tottenham Hotspur pulled off a huge comeback to win 3-2 at Bournemouth.

The hosts went 2-0 up with goals from Kieffer Moore in the 22nd and 49th minutes.

Spurs began their fightback through Ryan Sessegnon in the 57th minute and equalised in the 73rd minute when Ben Davies headed home from a corner kick.

Antonio Conte’s side snatched the three points when Rodrigo Bentancur fired home from inside the box after another corner kick in the second minute of injury time.

The victory kept Tottenham in third place in the table, with Newcastle United fourth and Chelsea fifth.

Newcastle kept up their impressive start to the season with a comfortable 4-0 victory over Aston Villa, who will have Unai Emery in charge from next week.

Callum Wilson netted a brace while Joelinton and the in-form Miguel Almiron scored the other goals to maintain the momentum for Eddie Howe’s side.

In another afternoon kick-off in the Premier League, Crystal Palace defeated Southampton 1-0, with Super Eagles midfielder Joe Aribo playing all 90 minutes for the Saints.

Brentford, who brought on Nigeria midfielder Frank Onyeka in the 83rd minute, were held to a 1-1 draw by Wolverhampton Wanderers.

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