Two EPL giants, Chelsea and Manchester City shockingly stumbled last weekend in away fixtures while travelling to Leeds and Newcastle respectively.


The Blues seems to be facing a tough season from the start this time. After being held at home in a heated tie against Spurs, Thomas Tuchel’s men suffered a heavy 3-0 loss versus Leeds United. Their misery began when the goalie Eduoard Mendy lost his control of the ball which was quickly stolen by Branden Aaronson. The American international then just slotted it slowly home in an empty net. Then, Rodrigo doubled their lead through his head. Chelsea had a chance to score a lifeline as Raheem Sterling found the back of the net but it was disallowed. At the second half, Jack Harrison extended their lead before Kalidou Koulibaly was sent off.


In the meantime, the reigning champion, Manchester City surprisingly could only muster a 3-3 draw while meeting the new rich club, Newcastle United on the road. It was a thrilling goal galore from the start. Pep Guardiola’s men opened the scoresheet through Ilkay Gundogan’s goal but the home side equalised as Paraguayan international Miguel Almiron found the back of the net. The Magpies even managed to lead two goals in front as Callum Wilson and Kieran Trippier scored the goal. However, the Citizens did not panic and displayed their mentality of a champion. Erling Haaland bagged one after taking advantage of the rumble in the box before Bernardo Silva scored a equaliser to salvage one point from St.James’s Park.


Newcastle United vs Manchester City 3-3

Goals: Miguel Almiron (28), Callum Wilson (39), Kieran Trippier (54); Ilkay Gundogan (5), Erling Haaland (60), Bernardo Silva (64)

Newcastle United: Nick Pope – Fabian Schar, Sven Botman, Kieran Trippier, Dan Burn (Emil Kraft 94) – Bruno Guimares, Joe Willock (Sean Longstaff 70), Joelinton -  Callum Wilson (Chris Wood 70), Miguel Almiron (Jacob Murphy 83), Allan Saint-Maximin

Manchester City: Ederson –  John Stones, Kyle Walker, Nathan Ake (Ruben Dias 21), Joao Cancelo – Ilkay Gundogan, Rodri, Kevin de Bruyne  –  Bernardo Silva, Erling Haaland, Phil Foden


In Bundesliga, Bayern’s domination is likely to continue dominating the domestic campaign unopposed again. The departure of Robert Lewandowski apparently has made Julian Nagelsmann easier to employ a more flexible formation. Last weekend, Die Rotten deployed 4-4-2 formation while trashing Bochum 7-0 on the road,  after 4-2-3-1 and 3-2-4-1 in the previous two fixtures. Sadio Mane netted a brace whereas Matthijs de Ligt opened his account too. Meanwhile, their expected title contender, Borussia Dortmund failed to secure even one point at home while taking on the promoted side, Werder Bremen. Despite having two-goal lead till 88 minutes, Edin Terzic’s men conceded three late goals resulting their 2-3 bitter defeat. The purchase of Anthony Modeste from Koln as a backup for Sebastian Haller seems to be a disappointing decision. Perhaps, they should consider a loan move for Cristiano Ronaldo instead.