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That's all, folks! 👋


Thanks for sticking with us through all the bonkers action today, and we'll be back tomorrow with even more action across the Premier League and beyond.

Peace out!

🗣 Rodgers: 'We'll recover and get ready for the weekend'


Brendan Rodgers to Sky Sports: "It was a very hard fought game. We're obviously disappointed with the goals. We conceded a needless corner and didn't pick up well enough. The penalty is very, very, very, harsh. It's one that we will learn from.

"It was a great atmosphere. It's brilliant to have the supporters back. We had to weather that storm which we knew would come. We did that, but the nature of the goals we gave away wasn't so good. If we showed a little bit more patience we might have created one or two more opportunities but it wasn't to be."

"My players gave everything and I'm so proud of them. We're playing against a top side with top players. We'll recover and get ready for the weekend now."

"It's over 38 games. We've won so many big games this season. We just missed out in a few details tonight but overall the players have given me absolutely everything. Now we can recover for a few days.

"Liverpool have a couple of games. Chelsea have a tough game away at Aston Villa. I've always said we just need to concentrate on ourselves. We're still in that top four and we've got one more game to go. If we win it and it's still not enough for us we have to accept that. It's still been a great season."

"It would be really disappointing [to miss out on top four]. But our story and your story is different. If we just fall short after 38 games as the team with the eighth biggest budget, it shows we fought really hard and just missed out. There are still points to play for and we'll be ready for that."

🗣 Werner: 'Always close, then at the end not really'


Timo Werner to Match of the Day: "It's good that we have fans back in the stadium. We missed it so much. That's why you play football because you want a full stadium. There was only 8,000 here today but it was so loud. It made it a lot of fun to play today and you saw that on the pitch.

"The first half was a bit like a mirror of the whole season for me. Always close, then at the end not really. When you are young and in the final of the Champions League it's no problem."

"It was really hard after the [FA Cup] final. You want to win every final. The game was so big that we couldn't have so much things in our head about the final because we had to concentrate on this game. It was much more important because when you don't play Champions League next season it means a lot."

🗣 Tuchel: 'No time for celebration, the job is not done yet'


Thomas Tuchel to BBC Sport: "It was a strong performance and well deserved performance. No time for celebration, the job is not done yet, two more games to go. Very happy to play in front of supporters, it was a huge difference today.

"On Sunday we had the post match talk and you go on from there. Today is what we demand, played with high intensity and aggression and the team did very good.

"It is a bit frustrating but we speak about doing it again, go into the box, stay patient and play with a cool head. Keep the fire up and we played a high intensity game.

"We defended so strong, did not give many chances but escaped with a deserved win. It is a different game with fans."

We're in for a roller-coaster finish! 🎢


🗣 Guardiola: 'Congratulations to Brighton'


Manchester City mananager Pep Guardiola to BT Sport: "11 v 11 is tough but 10 v 11 for 80 minutes is so difficult. Congratulations to Brighton for the victory and the season.

"At 2-0 we conceded quickly. That's why it's nice to have already won the Premier League. Ilkay Gundogan got a kick. He started the second half but had niggles."

Chelsea applaud the fans as they leave the pitch 👏


A great showing from the team, and the fans are of course delighted. This is what football's all about!

The top four race intensifies 🔥


Top four is in Chelsea's hands now. If they win their final game, Champions League football is secured next season. 🔵

FT: Chelsea 2-1 Leicester


ALL OVER AT THE BRIDGE! Chelsea have their revenge on Leicester after the FA Cup final!

The Blues take all three points against Leicester and remain above them in the Premier League table – the race for top four continues!

Chelsea 2-1 Leicester


We're in for longer stoppage time now, after those scuffles...

Chelsea 2-1 Leicester


Frustrations bubbling over, with fans egging it all on. Atmosphere!

Chelsea 2-1 Leicester


Zouma tries to keep the peace, but Chelsea and Leicester are hashing it out on the sidelines here. So many bodies involved. SCENES!

Chelsea 2-1 Leicester


Oh dear! Ricardo's challenge on Chilwell causes him to go down, and there is a scuffle happening! A SCUFFLE!

Chelsea 2-1 Leicester


Into stoppage time.

Chelsea 2-1 Leicester


Werner off for Giroud.

Chelsea 2-1 Leicester


You've got to score those, or at least force the goalkeeper into making a save. Disastrous.

Chelsea 2-1 Leicester


WHAT A MISS! Ayoze with a massive chance to finish it off for Leicester but he skies it over the bar!

Chelsea 2-1 Leicester


Chelsea with a change, with Azpilicueta off for Zouma.

The Blues captain is also carded for taking a long time to come off.

Chelsea 2-1 Leicester


Vardy clears the corner, and Foxes are now looking to break on the counter.

Chelsea 2-1 Leicester


Pulisic with a chance, and... Chelsea corner.

Chelsea 2-1 Leicester


We're heading into the final five minutes of regular time, with both sides looking likely to score.

Chelsea have been dominant, but could the Foxes snatch a point from this?

Chelsea 2-1 Leicester


A wholesome stat! 📆

Chelsea 2-1 Leicester


Werner tries to bicycle-kick his shot into the goal, but it's way wide.

Chelsea 2-1 Leicester


Uh-oh. Leicester have confidence from that goal now, and are now surging forward/

GOAL! Chelsea 2-1 Leicester


Kelechi Iheanacho slots one back in for Leicester after a blunder by the Blues! Are the Foxes back in this now?

Chelsea 2-0 Leicester



Chelsea 2-0 Leicester


If, and only if, Liverpool win against Burnley tomorrow, top four will be out of Leicester's hands (if the score stays like this, of course).

GOAL! Chelsea 2-0 Leicester


Jorginho slots in the penalty, cool as a cucumber.

PENALTY! Chelsea 1-0 Leicester


VAR checking for a penalty as Werner was fouled inside the box.

It is a penalty!

Chelsea 1-0 Leicester


Chelsea have a free-kick just outside the box after Werner is brought down.

Chelsea 1-0 Leicester


Werner thunders down the pitch and... saved by Schmeichel.

Chelsea 1-0 Leicester


Leicester have a corner, after Chilwell makes a block from Albrighton.

That was a disappointing delivery. Cleared.

Chelsea 1-0 Leicester


Leicester make a sub, with Maddison off for Iheanacho.

Chelsea 1-0 Leicester


Rudiger has a Cruyff moment there.

Chelsea 1-0 Leicester


Kelechi Iheanacho is being readied to come on for the Foxes.

Chelsea 1-0 Leicester


Leicester's free-kick is cleared by Silva.

Chelsea 1-0 Leicester


Mount looks to be down injured after a challenge, but he's back up and running.

Chelsea 1-0 Leicester


If Liverpool win tomorrow, they will equal Leicester on 66 points – but will go ahead on goal difference.

Chelsea 1-0 Leicester


That's a defensive disaster from Leicester, and it's an easy tap-in for Rudiger. As it stands, Chelsea move up above Leicester in the live Premier elague table.

GOAL! Chelsea 1-0 Leicester


Rudiger scores to give the Blues a massive lead!

Chelsea 0-0 Leicester


Corner for Chelsea.

Chilwell swings it in... and Rudiger scores! GOAL!

Chelsea 0-0 Leicester


We're back underway for a massive final 45 minutes at Stamford Bridge.

HT: Chelsea 0-0 Leicester


We're goalless at the break.

Chelsea 0-0 Leicester


Brilliant from Mount to put it into the box, but Pulisic hoofs it into the net.

FT: Brighton 3-2 Manchester City


Brighton have defeated the champions at the AmEx!

Chelsea 0-0 Leicester


Tielemans takes the corner, and it's cleared.

Chelsea 0-0 Leicester


Leicester at long last have a corner!

Tim-oh no Werner


Chelsea 0-0 Leicester


Mount tries to thread it into the box, but it's been cleared.

Chelsea with shot after shot aftr shot here, but no dice.

Chelsea 0-0 Leicester


"Timo Werner has reached that point whether you laugh or you cry."


Chelsea 0-0 Leicester


Mount with a shot. Skies it over.

Chelsea 0-0 Leicester


Poor Timo. Tim-oh no Werner.

NO GOAL: Chelsea 0-0 Leicester


VAR checking the Werner goal. The ball looks to have hit Werner on the arm. Oh dear. Timo and VARs do not get along.

It's been ruled out due to handball!

GOAL! Chelsea 1-0 Leicester


GOAL WERNER! That's just about over the line!

Chelsea 0-0 Leicester


Corner by Chilwell, and it's cleared - another corner for Chelsea.

Chelsea 0-0 Leicester


Oh, Timo!

Chelsea 0-0 Leicester


Great chance for Werner to score, but he's blocked by Castagne. Blues corner.

Chelsea 0-0 Leicester


Thomas Tuchel makes a change, with N'Golo Kante off for Mateo Kovacic.

Chelsea 0-0 Leicester


Mateo Kovacic is getting ready to come on for Chelsea.

Chelsea 0-0 Leicester


Chilwell swing in the corner, and it's headed over by Silva.

Chelsea 0-0 Leicester


Mount with a daring shot, and it's over the goal. Chelsea on the front foot here!

Chelsea 0-0 Leicester


Pulisic driving Chelsea forward here. The Blues are happy to play keep-ball.

This Brighton vs Man City game! 🤯


GOAL! Brighton 3-2 Man City


GOAL!!! Dan Burn puts Brighton ahead against City at the AmEx!

Chelsea 0-0 Leicester


What a blow for Chelsea. That would've been an amazing goal.

Chelsea 0-0 Leicester


NO GOAL!!! Timo Werner thinks he's scored, but it's OFFSIDE!

This game. Wow.

Chelsea 0-0 Leicester


Chelsea with another dangerous attack and... GOAL!

Chelsea 0-0 Leicester


No penalty!

Chelsea 0-0 Leicester


Ug-oh. Tielemans was looking to clear the ball, but Werner goes down around the box. Shouts for penalty to Chelsea.

Brighton 2-2 Man City


GOAL!!!! Webster equalises against the champions!!!

Chelsea 0-0 Leicester


Soyuncu with a rough challenge on Pulisic. No card.

Chelsea 0-0 Leicester


Tielemans with a shot, saved by Mendy.

Chelsea 0-0 Leicester


Leicester with their turn to mount the pressure now.

Chelsea 0-0 Leicester


Mount plays it into Kante, who slips before collecting – and it's out for a goal-kick. Leicester being hammered with pressure.

Chelsea 0-0 Leicester


Chilwell swings it in, but it's cleared. Chelsea still dangerous though.

Chelsea 0-0 Leicester


Kante's effort is saved by Schmeichel, and Chelsea again... but it's skied by Pulisic. Blues have a corner.

Amazing start by Chelsea.

Chelsea 0-0 Leicester


Chelsea threatening again, with Pulisic bursting forward – but he can't find the pass into the box.

Chelsea 0-0 Leicester


Reece James with a chance, but it's wide.

Chelsea dominating from the start here.

Chelsea 0-0 Leicester


Thomas Tuchel is fuming! What a start inside five minutes.

Chelsea 0-0 Leicester


HUGE CHANCE! An amazing effort by the Blues as Chilwell shoots to score, but it's missed. 

Chelsea 0-0 Leicester


And we're underway at Stamford Bridge!

Liverpool fans probably have their eyes glued to the screen...

GOAL! Brighton 1-2 Man City


HERE WE GO!!! Trossard pulls one back for Brighton! What a goal! The Brighton fans are delighted.

GOAL!!!! Brighton 0-2 Man City


Man City get things back up and running quickly! Phil Foden scores to double City's lead!

Brighton 0-1 Man City


We're back underway at the AmEx.





FT: Man Utd 1-1 Fulham


And it's over! Manchester United settle for a draw against Fulham.

Man Utd 1-1 Fulham


It's Fulham who are heaping the pressure into the final minutes of stoppage time.

Can they find the winner?

Man Utd 1-1 Fulham


Luke Shaw receives a yellow after bringing down Tete. Just some frustrations showing here now.

Man Utd 1-1 Fulham


Cavani is being subbed off, to an ovation from the Old Trafford faithful.

Sepp van de Beek replaces him. 

Man Utd 1-1 Fulham


Five minutes left of regular time for either side to find a winner.

Man Utd 1-1 Fulham


Fernandes with another shot, but it was lacking in power. Saved.

Man Utd 1-1 Fulham


VAR currently checking for offside against Fulham – and it's given.


GOAL! Man Utd 1-1 Fulham


GOAL!!!!! Joe Bryan scores the equaliser with 15 minutes left on the clock!

Old Trafford has been silenced!

Man Utd 1-0 Fulham


CHANCE! Mason Greenwood with an incredible chance to double the score but fluffs his shot, aiming straight at the 'keeper, who blocks it. Fernandes has the follow-up, but it's skied.

Man Utd 1-0 Fulham


Great ball into the Fulham box, but nobody gets it. Greenwood should have been all over it!

Man Utd 1-0 Fulham


Bruno Feranndes with a shot, but it's saved by the goalkeeper!

Man Utd 1-0 Fulham


Rashford goes down inside the penalty area after a touch, but no penalty to Man Utd given.

Man Utd 1-0 Fulham


Fulham take a good free-kick but it goes past everyone! Lemina finally takes a shot, and it's straight into the Stretford End.

Man Utd 1-0 Fulham


Man Utd make a change, with Rashford on for McTominay.

Brighton 0-1 Man City


Oh dear 🤦‍♀️

Man Utd 1-0 Fulham


Fulham with a chance as Carvalho tries to nudge it into the box, but De Gea is (as usual) at the right place at the right time! Save

Team news: Chelsea vs Leicester


The line-ups are in for the showpiece game today!

Chelsea XI: Mendy; James, Thiago Silva, Rudiger; Azpilicueta, Jorginho, Kante, Chilwell; Mount, Werner, Pulisic

Subs: Kepa, Alonso, Emerson, Zouma, Kovacic, Hudson-Odoi, Ziyech, Abraham, Giroud

Leicester: Schmeichel, Castagne, Fofana, Söyüncü, Thomas, Albrighton, Tielemans, Ndidi, Pérez, Maddison, Vardy

Subs: Amartey, Praet, Mendy, Morgan, Iheanacho, Ward, Ricardo Pereira, Choudhury, Fuchs

Man Utd 1-0 Fulham


Bruno Fernandes takes the free-kick, and it's well wide of goal.

Brighton 0-1 Man City


Oh dear. It's a red card for Cancelo in the Brighton-Man City game!

Man Utd 1-0 Fulham


Lemina goes in on a harsh challenge on McTominay, and he is handed a yellow.

Man Utd 1-0 Fulham


We are also back underway at Old Trafford!

GOAL! Brighton 0-1 Man City


GOAL!!!! That didn't take very long! Ilkay Gundogan opens the scoring for the champions!

Brighton 0-0 Man City


We are now underway at the AmEx.

What a present for the fans! 🎁


HT: Man Utd 1-0 Fulham


Cavani's incredible strike the sole goal of this first half.

Man Utd 1-0 Fulham


Shaw with a shot from distance after Fulham lose the ball again, but it's way wide.

Man Utd 1-0 Fulham


Fulham try searching for an equaliser on the stroke of half-time, but their efforts are cleared.

Man Utd 1-0 Fulham


Fulham give the ball away again, but Man Utd fail to pounce.

Man Utd 1-0 Fulham


Bruno Fernandes tries to take a shot after a Man Utd corner is cleared, but it's saved.

Man Utd 1-0 Fulham


Joe Bryan receives medical treatment. Blood is flowing freely from his nose after a collision.

Man Utd 1-0 Fulham


CHANCE! Carvalho breaks free to go one 1v1 with De Gea, but the Man Utd 'keeper saves!

Man Utd 1-0 Fulham


Fulham have given the ball away again, and Cavani pounces on it - but Carvalho clears it this time.

Man Utd 1-0 Fulham


Fulham are making an early change, after Harrison Reed is down injured.

Joachim Andersen coming on.

Man Utd 1-0 Fulham


Anguissa with a chance after Fulham take their corner, but it's saved by De Gea.

Man Utd 1-0 Fulham


Muscly defending from Fred to prevent Carvalho from doing some damage.

No card for Fred.

Man Utd 1-0 Fulham


United in with another great chance, with more leaky defensive mistakes from Fulham – but the home side have been failing to capitalise, save for their goal.

Man Utd 1-0 Fulham


Fernandes with a shot on target, but it's saved! It's another careless mistake by Fulham, potentially gifting United with another goal.

Man Utd 1-0 Fulham


Another chance for United, with Greenwood failing to hit the target.

Man Utd 1-0 Fulham


Oyh! Bruno Fernandes with a challenge as Fulham try to break on the counter, and he's been given a yellow card.

Man Utd 1-0 Fulham


There was a brief scare for Man Utd after VAR checked for offside, but it's been deemed legal.

What a sensational strike that was from Cavani!

Man Utd 1-0 Fulham


If Man Utd win here, it'll only be the *second* time they manage to clinch a top-two spot since Sir Alex Ferguson retired.

Anyone remember what happened in the season immediately after he departed? 👀

GOAL! Man Utd 1-0 Fulham


GOAL!!! Edinson Cavani scores a brilliant goal after pouncing on a mistake from Fulham!

He scores from distance, and the Red Devils lead!

Man Utd 0-0 Fulham


Cavani does some sarcastic clapping at Lee Mason, but it's been deemed a clear and obvious error.

Man Utd 0-0 Fulham


Cavani wins a corner from Wan-Bissaka's cross, but feels like he should've gotten a penalty after a tussle with a Fulham player!

Man Utd 0-0 Fulham


Bruno Fernandes whips a ball in, but it's cleared.

Man Utd having some good activity around the Fulham box, but missing that final spark.

Team news: Brighton vs Man City


Here's how the champions line up for their away trip to Brighton.

Man Utd 0-0 Fulham


SHOT! Pogba has a chance, but doesn't do enough to keep the shot down, and it's skied over the goal.

That sound of fans singing and chanting.


That isn't automatic and powered by controls.

Who's got goosies?

Man Utd 0-0 Fulham


We're underway at Old Trafford, with fans in full voice.

What beautiful, beautiful noise! Man Utd will guarantee second place with a win here.


This is your five-minute warning until Manchester United vs Fulham kicks off!

Brighton vs Man City will begin at 7pm, with Chelsea vs Leicester at 8:15pm.

FANS RETURN!!!!!!!!!


Fans will be in attendance for all of today's Premier League fixtures, of up to 10,000 – or 25 per cent – of stadium capacity.


Everything to play for in the race for top four


Today's showpiece match will, obviously, be Chelsea and Leicester's Premier League clash as they both strive to keep their hopes of Champions League qualification alive.

Both teams and Liverpool are in the running for the final two top four spots, and any result at Stamford Bridge will suit the Reds. Whoever wins all of their remaining games will definitely score that coveted Champions League spot!

Team news: Man Utd vs Fulham


Man Utd XI: De Gea, Wan-Bissaka, Tuanzebe, Lindelof, Shaw, Fred, McTominay, Pogba, Fernandes, Greenwood, Cavani

Subs: Henderson, Telles, Bailly, Williams, Amad, Mata, Matic, Van de Beek, Rashford

Fulham XI: Areola, Ream, Adarabioyo, Bryan, Carvalho, Reed, Lemina, De Cordova-Reid, Lookman, Zambo Anguissa, Cavaleiro

Subs: Aina, Loftus-Cheek, Onomah, Rodák, Andersen, Tete, Maja, Odoi, Hector

Hello everyone, and welcome to Goal's matchday blog!


This afternoon and evening we will be covering the biggest games taking place in the Premier League, where top four is still left to play for.

We kick off with Manchester United vs Fulham at 6pm, followed by Brighton vs Manchester City and, of course, Chelsea vs Leicester in the repeat of Saturday's FA Cup final.

Team news coming imminently!