Saturday may have come and gone, but not for Chelsea Football Club players and fans alike. Saturday was humiliating for Chelsea as unstoppable City visited the Bridge. City was 1 nil up following a goal from Kevin De Bruyne in the 67th minute after an intricate classical counter-attack from Manchester United’s City rivals produced all 3 points for this season’s title contenders.
Manchester City was without ace striker Sergio Aguero, but Gabriel Jesus was more than capable of holding down the forth in the absence of the Argentine.
Manchester City made sure to keep their clean sheet after losing massively in a home and away games against Chelsea last season who went on to win their 5th title in the new Barclays Premier League Era.
Against The Run Of Play
Chelsea player ‘Cesc Fabregas’ believes Chelsea were at a deficit after the run of games the current Champions of England had before the Titanic Clash at the Bridge. Chelsea had played in a congested schedule before taking on City at the Bridge following their victories at Stoke and Atletico Madrid. Cesc claims City had more time to prepare for the game but doesn’t give any excuse for their loss.
He admits his teammates faced a better prepared City, who have won consecutive home games and had a day extra to prepare, but reiterated they gave it their all until the end of the game.
Chelsea are behind City 6 points which sit comfortably at the top of the league by goal difference. Only a meager Goal difference of one separates them from their City rivals Manchester United who won Crystal Palace 4-0 last weekend at Old Trafford.
Cesc Fabregas says Chelsea who has lost two games so far in the campaign should not be written off just yet as they still have all to play for in the fresh premier league campaign.
In a press conference after facing City at the Bridge, Chelsea’s manager, Antonio Conte, shared similar views with Cesc Fabregas, signaling his frustration with the way matches were scheduled in England. Conte who was frustrated on the pitch said his players showed a bit of exhaustion when they faced City after a “sardined” run of fixtures.
Chelsea is poised to secure maximum points in their next domestic and continental games after returning from the International break in October.