Chelsea suffer a 1-0 defeat at Stamford Bridge against defending champions Manchester City

The 3 points from this win took Manchester City to the second position on the League table just below Liverpool who will be playing later in the day.

There was a great hype built all week long, for the Premier League match in which Chelsea the current league leaders were to host their blue rival from Manchester. Coming into the game, Manchester City was provided with a defensive boost by the return of John Stone and Laporte in defense. They were left out of the midweek cup match against in which City thrashed Wycombe Wanderers 6 goals to one.

On the other hand, Mason Mount was missing from the Chelsea lineup, as he had picked up a niggle during the midweek match in which Chelsea defeated Villa 4-3 over the penalties. However, with Werner and Lukaku as forwards, the London side had enough power to test City’s defense.

Since none of the last twelve meetings between the two giants had ended up in a draw, the fans knew that they were in for a great match.

The first half of the game was rather tamed. With Manchester City having most of the possession, none of the team was able to hit even a single shot on target. The Manchester City side came into the second half with a rather clear mindset. They made better runs with their wingers Jack Grealish and David Silva finding running circles around the full-backs of Chelsea.

The constant pressure finally paid dividends when an attempted shot found its way somehow to Gabriel Jesus, who managed to score, courtesy to the deflection from Jorginho, giving City the lead in the 53rd minute.

 

The play opened up after that goal and Chelsea tried to come harder at their opponent, hoping to find an equalizer. However, today was not their day. Romelu Lukaku managed to find the back of the net on one occasion, but the goal was ruled as offside. After this, the Londoners were just not able to make a comeback and suffered a 0-1 defeat.

The 3 points from this win took Manchester City to the second position on the League table. They’re only behind in goal difference to Liverpool who will be hosted by Brentford later tonight.

 

 

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