Man City thrash Chelsea at Stamford Bridge
Pep Guardiola’s boys took no prisoners Sunday as they walloped Chelsea 3-1 at the Stamford Bridge.
Although they were without a number of first-team players due to COVID-19, the visitors put up an impressive display of attacking football that left the hosts dazed for most parts of the encounter.
Ilkay Gundogan’s crisp low finish broke the deadlock before Phil Foden doubled City’s lead three minutes later, tucking a superb first-time strike beyond Edouard Mendy after fine work from Kevin de Bruyne.
The Belgian then deservedly got his name on the scoresheet with a close-range finish after Raheem Sterling’s curling strike had rebounded off the woodwork.
Callum Hudson-Odoi scored in second-half stoppage time for Chelsea, firing Kai Havertz’s cross beyond Premier League debutant Zack Steffen.
The convincing win, against an under-pressure Frank Lampard side, took the Manchester side to fifth-place on the table.
The win also took the side just four points adrift of table-toppers Liverpool with one game still to play.
Recall that Manchester City’s encounter against Everton was postponed few hours to kick-off on Monday after some City players tested positive to COVID-19.
The club later identified Gabriel Jesus and Kyle Walker as two of the affected players.