Manchester City 6. 

Chelsea 0.

I did not expect that result or performance from City before the game! Chelsea are not a bad team as proven with some good results this season, however City hit them fast and hard and before the 20th minute, the home side were 3-0 to the good.

That was the best performance I have seen from Man City this season. Everyone was fully up for the game and worked exceptionally hard, making sure that Chelsea could not recover. That is exactly what Pep Guardiola demands and was the antithesis from what was seen at Newcastle. 

It took City just four minutes to open the scoring with a smart finish from Raheem Sterling at the back post. Sergio Aguero then made it 2-0 with a superb curling effort in the top corner. Shortly after it was 3-0 Aguero used his composure to capitalise on a Chelsea mistake. After 25 minutes it was 4-0 as Ilkay Gundogan scored a beautiful goal from outside of the box.

City then started the second half as they had the first. They were fast and looked as if they would score with every attack. This eventually happened when a menacing Sterling beat a tired Cesar Azpilicueta and was brought down for a penalty. Aguero tucked it away and scored his 11th Premier League hat-trick!

The sixth and final goal came in the 80th minute with a superb ball through by David Silva to Oleksandr Zinchenko, who put the ball on a plate for Sterling who couldn’t miss.

This was certainly a statement but there are many tough challenges ahead.

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