Chelsea humble Mancity 2-0 at the bridge
Chelsea showed the World why they are a big Club yesterday. They defeated the defending champions of the Premier league, Manchester City when the entire footballing community predicted they were going to be hammered All this coming weeks after the Tottenham thrashing and the disappointing loss to Wolves. The once revered and admired Sarriball had lately been derisively called “Sorry ball” no thanks to these 2 losses. So based on this a reaction from the team was demanded by Fans as Pep Guardiola’s men came visiting and The blues were up for it .
is it not Strange how perceptions can change so swiftly? before the game everyone was sure Chelsea will be taught a lesson, and while City might still go on to crush all opposition, and win the league again,this was an intriguing template for how they might be defeated – defeated by a team that had less possession, fewer shots and just one corner compared to thier 13. Guardiola says this is how he likes to lose, if indeed he has to lose any game, he rather loses while being in control of the game. They dominated the first half and then had to wrestle back control of the second… but in the absence of Sergio Aguero and Kevin De Bruyne the goal threat was lacking badly. Hazard was operated as a false 9 in a 4-3-3 formation and had license to roam upfront..He received a good ball from the Right, then pulled 3-4 Mancity players out of position and laid a pass that fell nicely for Kante who rifled in to the roof of the net. 1-0 Chelsea. The 2nd Goal came off a corner with David Luiz rising brilliantly to Plant a firm Back header into the Far post. 2-0. And with that goal Mancity were de-mystified.
Liverpool are top of the league by a single point and now, after victory over Bournemouth, are the only undefeated team left in the Premier League. Their meeting with City at the Etihad Stadium on Jan 3 is shaping up to be an epic,