Chelsea lost ground again in their 1-1 draw with Brighton at Stamford Bridge. Lukaku headed in from close range following a corner kick midway in the first half. But Brighton, who Indeed played very well, got what they deserved after Danny Welbeck headed home from a fine cross in injury time.
Chelsea are now eight points behind Manchester City.
Manchester City on the other hand took full advantage of Chelse’s slip up as they extended their lead on top of the table with a 1-0 win at Brentford. Phil Foden gave the visitors the lead in the 16 minute. They indeed, should have scored more. Manchester City are now favorites to win the title with their eight point lead going into the new year. They are on a 10 match winning streak.
Most of the matches have been postponed due to the high rate of COVID-19 infections.