Erling Haaland reflects on Man City start to season with Chelsea vow

Haaland scored the opening goal of the match at Stamford Bridge and then restored City&aposs lead when he put them 3-2 up early in the second half, as well as being credited with an assist for Rodri&aposs goal. However, that was not enough for the Premier League champions to win the match as the home side kept going and an injury-time penalty from Cole Palmer ensured a draw was the final – and fair – result.

Despite the end of a five-match winning run in all competitions, a point was enough to keep City top of the league for the international break at a time when they have already confirmed qualification for the Champions League knockouts. It has been personally fruitful for Haaland too, with nine goals from six games to add to a record that is already outstanding.

City&aposs No.9 enjoyed the chaotic match at Stamford Bridge and took the positive from the point. That is easier to do when the feeling within the camp is that the Blues are looking better than they did last season.