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Billion pound Chelsea still toothless as they lose to Forest

Billion pound Chelsea still toothless as they lose to Forest

Chelsea have lost 1-0 to Nottingham Forest at Stamford Bridge after Anthony Elanga scored in the 48th minute.

Chelsea’s spending on deadline day took their total splashed on new players in just over a year under a consortium fronted by Todd Boehly to over £1 billion ($1.3 billion).

Moises Caicedo’s move from Brighton that could rise to £115 million broke the British transfer record last month. But the Ecuador international was at fault for the only goal at Stamford Bridge to leave Mauricio Pochettino’s men embarrassed.

Anthony Elanga slotted home three minutes into the second-half after Caicedo gave the ball away inisde his own half.

New signing Cole Palmer was thrown on to try and turn the game around, but Chelsea’s lack of a natural goalscorer, despite their huge outlay, was again exposed. Pochettino has won just one of his first four games in charge to leave Chelsea already eight points adrift of City.

Bournemouth were denied their first win under Andoni Iraola as Bryan Mbuemo snatched a 2-2 draw for Brentford. Sheffield United and Everton secured their first point of the season after a pulsating 2-2 draw in the lunchtime kick-off.

Cameron Archer’s debut strike and a Jordan Pickford own goal put the Blades in front after Abdoulaye Doucoure’s early opener for Everton. Arnaut Danjuma levelled early in the second-half, but Everton needed some heroics from Pickford in stoppage time to prevent slipping to a fourth straight defeat.



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