MORNING FOOTBALL NEWS
Chelsea climbed up to the top of the Premier League table after a dramatic 3-1 win over Southampton at Stamford Bridge.
The Blues opened the scoring with Trevoh Chalobah but saw goals from Romelu Lukaku and Timo Werner being overruled due to an offside and foul respectively during the first 45 minutes.
Saints equalised with captain James Ward-Prowse in the second half but the midfielder was then sent off for a late challenge on Jorginho.
The West Londoners took advantage of the numbers game and regained the lead with goals by Werner and Ben Chilwell.
Meanwhile, Brighton and Arsenal’s Premier League clash at the Amex Stadium ended in a goalless draw.
The Seagulls dominated most of the tempo and controlled 58.2 per cent of possession.
The Gunners are now ninth in the Premier League table with four points separating them from the top four.
Graham Potter’s men, on the other hand, are fifth and two points away from leaders Chelsea.
And Manchester United dropped points at Old Trafford as they drew 1-1 with Everton.
United opened the scoring with Anthony Martial just two minutes before half-time.
However, the Toffees equalised after a stunning counter-attack on 65 minutes with Andros Townsend.
The Red Devils are now in third place with the Merseysiders right behind them in fourth.
Finally, United, Manchester City and Chelsea may need to pay Borussia Dortmund superstar Erling Haaland £830,000-a-week plus bonuses to beat Paris Saint-Germain in the bidding war.
Haaland’s release clause looks set to be significantly reduced to £65million next summer.
But according to the Daily Mail, the star striker’s agent Mino Raiola will demand £43m a year for his client.
And Dortmund remain defiant in their bid to keep the Norway international and it’s thought they rejected offers close to £100m last summer.