City outclass Chelsea

Pep Guardiola in game against Chelsea made few changes most surprising was Zinchenko start as left-back also David Silva was left on bench for De Bruyne who played in midfield with Gundogan and Fernandinho. Stones; Laporte played as starting center-backs and Sterling played on left wing, Bernardo on right and Aguero as striker. First few minutes Chelsea had a ball and made few interesting combinations which didn’t result in good shots. But immediately after that City opened score after De Bruyne made quick pass from free kick to unmarked Bernardo on wing who made low cross in penalty box which resulted in Sterling goal after shot from close range. Couple minutes later after City overload on left wing De Bruyne made low cross to Bernardo after which Portuguese made dribbling run and low cross to Aguero who was free but Argentinian missed from six yards in empty net. Couple minutes later after passing between defenders City bypassed Chelsea press and Aguero scored great goal outside box in high corner. Chelsea tried to create chances mainly through Hazard but struggled to find any chances. On 18 minute after Barkley header behind Chelsea defenders back resulted in Aguero scoring third City goal in this match. After that City continued to attack Aguero was dispossessed in Chelsea box but ball bounced to Gundogan whose low shot outside box resulted in fourth goal on 24 minuted. After that Chelsea created couple opportunities, one was Pedro 1 vs 1 against Ederson which was saved by Brazilian keeper. Last 20 minutes of first half City allowed Chelsea to have more ball, dropped intensity and struggled to bypass Chelsea press but visitors failed to use this opportunity. After half-time City again started to play more aggressively De Bruyne cross ended with Aguero header hitting post. After that Sterling bypassed Azpilicueta who fouled him in penalty box, Aguero scored his third goal from spot. City continued to dominate game but started to play with less intensity. Gabriel Jesus came for Aguero and Mahrez for De Bruyne after 60 minute. Sterling after run with his pass created 1 vs 1 opportunity for Gabriel Jesus but he failed to score in large part because of David Luiz push which was unnoticed by referee. After 70 minute David Silva came for Fernandinho and couple minuted later his pass to open Zinchenko ended with Ukrainian low cross to Sterling who scored easy tap-in and made score 6-0. Last 10 minutes of game were calm and City see of game. Man City were able to exploit Chelsea weakness in defense mainly full-backs and return at the top of Premier League table though they played one more match than Liverpool who level on points with them.

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