Super Eagles defender Leon Balogun was not included in Brighton Hove Albion’s matchday squad that lost 2-0 to Chelsea in a Premier League game at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday reports Completesports.com.
The 30 year old is yet to make an appearance in the for the Seagulls in 2019.
Oliver Giroud got Chelsea off to a good start poking in Callum Hudson Odoi cross from the right flank in the 38th minute.
The goal was Giroud’s first of the season in the English Premier League this season.
Eden Hazard doubled Chelsea’s lead in the 59th minute with a cool finish from the edge of the Brighton.
Ruben Loftus Cheek made it 3-0 for Maurizio Sarri’s men five minutes with a stunning strike.
At the Etihad stadium, Manchester City returned back to the summit of the EPL standing after thrashing Cardiff City 2-0.
Goals from Kevin De Bruyne and Leroy Sane secured a comfortable win for Pep Guardiola’s side.
Elsewhere, Tottenham opened their new stadium, on a winning note defeating Crystal Palace 2-0.
After a goalless first half which Spurs dominated possession, Hueng Min Son’s deflected shot in the 55th minute and a close range finish from Cristian Eriksen secured maximum points for Mauricio Pochettino’s side.
The win sees Spurs move back to third position ahead of Arsenal who have a game in hand with six games left to play.
By Johnny Edward.