Liverpool made it 13 Premier League wins in a row as they extended their lead to 16 points at the top of the table, Manchester City were denied at the death by Crystal Palace, and Chelsea were dealt a late sickening blow at Newcastle. But there was a lot more that happened at the weekend and this is what caught talkSPORT.com’s eye. Haaland takes centre stage Borussia Dortmund’s £17million man Erling Haaland stole the headlines on his debut with a stunning 23-minute hat-trick. The 19-year-old started on the bench for his new side, but was introduced on 56 minutes with Lucien Favre’s men trailing Augsburg 3-1 on the road. The Norwegian took just three minutes to open his account, slotting the ball home superbly after a sumptuous through ball by Jadon Sancho. Erling Braut Håland was subbed
Chelsea are prepared to smash their transfer record to sign Borussia Dortmund star Jadon Sancho.The Premier League club are currently banned from signing any players, but it is understood they will find out on Thursday if an appeal to overturn their transfer ban has been successful. AFP or licensors Jadon Sancho could leave Borussia Dortmund next year And if Chelsea are given the green light, they will be able to buy players in the next transfer window, rather than wait until the summer. Goal claim the club are ‘confident’ of landing Sancho ahead of Manchester United either in January or next summer. He is close friends with Blues stars Tammy Abraham and Callum Hudson-Odoi, who he grew up with in London. And Sancho is expected to command a much bigger fee
Chelsea battled from 4-1 down to claim what could be a valuable point with a 4-4 draw against Ajax in a thrilling match at Stamford Bridge.But the Blues may feel like they should have won the game as the visitors were reduced to nine men, while Cesar Azpilicueta had what he thought was the winning goal disallowed following a VAR check. Getty Images - Getty Azpilicueta’s celebrations were brutally cut short The blistering start set the tone for the epic with two goals inside the first five minutes – Jorginho’s penalty cancelling out a second-minute own goal by Tammy Abraham. Ajax then raced into a 3-1 lead through Quincy Promes’ goal while Kepa Arrizabalaga could do nothing when Hakim Ziyech’s corner struck the post before hitting the goalkeeper in the face
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BLUES PUL-L Maurizio Sarri has won the battle to sign the 20-year-old, who made it clear he wanted to sign for the Blues Chelsea will complete a £60m deal for Borussia Dortmund’s Christian Pulisic, according to reports. The Mail on Sunday claim Pulisic, 20, will join the Bundesliga leaders next summer – although a deal could be announced as early as next month. Christian Pulisic is set to join Chelsea in a £60m deal from Borussia Dortmund With news of Pulisic’s impending arrival, Callum Hudson-Odoi may look to leave Stamford Bridge in a search for first-team football While news of the American signing represents good news for the Blues, they may be dealt a major blow by losing one of their...