Chelsea gave all 3points to Man City in a 1-3 lose at Stanford Bridge
Even with the signing of Mendy, it appears that Frank Lampard still has a lot to mend in this Chelsea team.
0-3 first-half goals from Ilkay Gundogan, Phil Foden and Kevin De Bruyne gave City the big away win.
City up to fifth, four points off Liverpool with game in hand
Chelsea eighth, seven off the lead, after one win in six Premier League games
Manchester City dazzled with a first-half flurry to beat Chelsea 3-1 at Stamford Bridge, leaving Frank Lampard’s side with just one win in six Premier League games.
It was the “best City have played all season” said Gary Neville on commentary as they move up to fifth, four points off leaders Liverpool with a game in hand, while Chelsea are down in eighth, seven off the lead having played a game more.
After a sluggish start, Ilkay Gundogan continued his goalscoring run with a brilliant turn and finish from 18 yards (18), before Phil Foden’s deft finish at the near post from Kevin De Bruyne’s centre moments later (21).
Playing without a recognised striker, City made Chelsea look like they were playing without defenders as De Bruyne turned scorer (34). Chelsea committed numbers forward, and the Belgian finished off on the rebound after Raheem Sterling had hit the post having found himself through on goal from the halfway line.
Chelsea sub Callum Hudson-Odoi (90+2) finished at the far post for a consolation, but the damage had been done, leaving Lampard with a points-per-game ratio in the Premier League of 1.67, lower than any Chelsea manager in the Roman Abramovich era.
Mendy (5), Azpilicueta (4), Chilwell (4), Zouma (5), Thiago (5), Kante (4), Kovacic (5), Mount (5), Pulisic (6), Ziyech (5), Werner (5)
Subs: Hudson-Odoi (7), Gilmour (5), Havertz (NA)
Steffen (7), Dias (7), Stones (7), Zinchenko (7), Cancelo (8), Rodri (8), Gundogan (9), Foden (8), Silva (7), De Bruyne (9), Sterling (7).
Subs: Fernandinho (6), Aguero (NA), Mahrez (NA)
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