Chelsea rally to hold Liverpool to a 2-2 draw

Chelsea came back from two goals down at home to Liverpool as the Premier League's second- and third-placed teams drew 2-2 at Stamford Bridge. The only real winners of the game were Manchester City, whose lead at the top of the table has opened to 10 points after their 2-1 win away to Arsenal on Saturday.

Chelsea coach Thomas Tuchel left striker Romelu Lukaku out of his side on Sunday evening after the Belgian's recent declarations that implied he wasn't happy in London and would like to return to Italy, but he soon found his side 2-0 down after Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah struck for Liverpool.

Mane fired home from the edge of the Chelsea area after a defensive error, while Salah produced a cool finish to take advantage of Trent Alexander-Arnold's ball over the top. However, in a high-energy match, Chelsea were level thanks to two goals in three minutes before the break.

Mateo Kovacic scored with a stunning volley from outside the area, before Christian Pulisic levelled the scores in first-half injury time after a pass from N'Golo Kante, Xinhua reports. Two goals from Alexis Mac Allister helped Brighton to a 3-2 win away to Everton, to pile the pressure on Rafa Benitez ahead of next weekend's FA Cup visit to Hull City.