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Premier League compact: Chelsea struggles to win the Derby without Havertz - Leicester overtakes Liverpool

Chelsea FC can still win in the league. Without Kai Havertz, who sat on the bench for 90 minutes, but with Timo Werner, who came on late, the derby win against Fulham - and thus the first league success after three games without a win. With a win in the late Saturday night game, Leicester City overtook Liverpool FC for the time being.

Chelsea FC won a narrow 1-0 (0-0) victory in the London derby at Fulham on Saturday. Mason Mount (78th minute) scored the winning goal for the Blues, in which the German international Timo Werner was substituted on in the closing stages. His German team-mate Kai Havertz, who like Werner last finished his peat lull in the FA Cup, did not even appear in Craven Cottage. The Blues struggled for a long time, even though they outnumbered more than half. Antonee Robinson saw the red card shortly before half-time after a tough foul against César Azpilicueta.

After the away win, Chelsea are seventh in the Premier League table with 29 points. Frank Lampard's team are seven points behind leaders Manchester United, who have also played one game less than the Londoners. Fulham remains third from bottom after the defeat.

New second in the table, at least for one day, is Leicester City. The surprise champions from 2016 beat FC Southampton, trained by ex-RB Leipzig coach Ralph Hasenhüttl, 2-0 (1-0) in the late evening game thanks to goals from James Maddison (37th) and Harvey Barnes (90th + 5th) ). With that, the Foxes overtook the reigning champion Liverpool FC in second place, one point behind ManUnited. The Red Devils and Liverpool meet on Sunday evening (6.30 p.m. /Sky) In a direct duel with each other. With a win, the Reds around Jürgen Klopp could jump to first place.

Previously, some relegation candidates had already scored - especially surprisingly, West Bromwich Albion three times after eight games without a win. The league penultimate celebrated his second win of the season at Wolverhampton Wanderers on matchday 19 with a 3-2 win. Matheus Pereira (8th and 56th) became the match winner with two penalty hits after Fabio Silva (38th) and Willy Boly (43rd) turned the game around for the hosts after Pereira's first penalty hit. But West Brom struck back thanks to Semi Ajayi (52nd) and the second strike by Pereira. With the victory, the Baggies shortened the gap to the first non-relegation place to five points. The Wolves stay 14th.

Brighton & Hove Albion increased their lead on the relegation zone with a 1-0 win at newly promoted Leeds United. The 18th Fulham is now five points away. West Ham United also won 1-0 against Burnley FC. The Londoners remain level on points with their local rivals Chelsea and occupy ninth place.