Chelsea won their third consecutive Premier League match, marking the first time since October 2022. They secured a 1-0 victory over Fulham at Stamford Bridge as Cole Palmer’s penalty guided them to the win. The crucial goal came in stoppage time at the end of the first half, with Palmer earning his ninth goal of the season after Raheem Sterling was fouled in the box.
The winning move was initiated by Palmer, who delivered an exceptional ball through the middle, drawing defender Issa Diop into a foul. Marco Silva’s Fulham put up a resilient effort, but Chelsea defended well in the closing moments of the game. The goal from Palmer to Sterling was instrumental, even though it may not have been deserved on the balance of play.
Chelsea sought to continue their winning streak in the league, aiming for a points return they hadn’t seen since their former boss Graham Potter’s early days in charge over a year ago. Fulham displayed strength in the second half, with Sterling’s header hitting the post and Raul Jimenez drawing a save from Chelsea goalkeeper Petrovic. Conor Gallagher and Willian also had near-misses for Fulham as they refused to back down.
In another Premier League match, Kevin De Bruyne came off the bench for Manchester City to score the equalizer and set up an injury-time winner in a 3-2 win against Newcastle. De Bruyne’s return after a five-month absence due to injury was monumental, showcasing his impact on City’s title defense as they secured the win and moved up to second place in the table.
The match also featured standout goals from players such as Bernardo Silva, Alexander Isak, and Anthony Gordon. After an eventful start, City goalkeeper Ederson was substituted due to injury, and Newcastle had a goal disallowed for offside. Despite the back-and-forth action, De Bruyne’s return ultimately sealed the win for Manchester City.