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Chelsea 2-Zero Man Metropolis: Liverpool high Premier League as Blues inflict first defeat on Metropolis

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Chelsea had been run ragged by a clearly superior Metropolis aspect till Luiz produced a pinpoint move to Pedro within the 44th minute. Pedro discovered Willian and the ball fell to Eden Hazard who despatched it throughout aim the place Kante thumped it into the again of the online.

It was the Frenchman’s first aim because the first recreation of the season and Chelsea’s first shot on track.

Luiz headed dwelling Chelsea’s second within the 78th minute from a nook by Hazard, the ball looping into the online previous the stranded Ederson to substantiate Metropolis’s first league defeat since April.

Metropolis arrived at Stamford Bridge after seeing their closest title rivals Liverpool leapfrog them with a thumping 4-Zero win at Bournemouth. Chelsea climbed to 3rd on aim distinction

CHELSEA 2-Zero MANCHESTER CITY | KANTE (44), LUIZ (77)

Chelsea: Arrizabalaga, Azpilicueta, Rudiger, Luiz, Alonso, Kante, Jorginho, Kovacic, Pedro, Hazard, Willian

Manchester Metropolis XI: Ederson, Walker, Stones, Laporte, Delph, Bernardo Silva, Fernandinho, Silva, Mahrez, Sterling, Sane

  • Either side enjoying with out a conventional striker
  • N’Golo Kante fires Eden Hazard move past Ederson
  • Gabriel Jesus replaces Leroy Sane
  • David Luiz doubles Chelsea lead from a nook
  • Liverpool go high – one level forward of Man Metropolis
  • Chelsea now seven factors behind Metropolis

Chelsea vs Manchester City: Premier League LIVE score, goals and updates

Chelsea vs Manchester Metropolis: Premier League LIVE rating, objectives and updates (Picture: REUTERS)

CHELSEA 2-Zero MANCHESTER CITY

FT: Kepa makes an incredible cease seconds earlier than the ultimate whistle. He gifted the ball to Jesus, however made amends with a full-stretch save.

And that’s it. Chelsea have overwhelmed Premier League champions Manchester Metropolis 2-Zero because of objectives from N’Golo Kante and David Luiz. Huge winners? Nicely that’s Liverpool who at the moment are high of the league!

Pep Guardiola has now misplaced three league video games in opposition to Chelsea as a supervisor; extra typically than in opposition to some other opponent.

92: On this second half Chelsea have made Manchester Metropolis look abnormal. I believe the template has been set, of us.

90: 4 minutes of added time.

89: I believe that HAD to go in if Manchester Metropolis had been to salvage something from this conflict. Raheem Sterling’s preliminary effort is blocked and Fernandinho’s strike trickles vast.

Olivier Giroud replaces Eden Hazard.

85: Eden Hazard has now assisted a league-high eight objectives within the Premier League this season, which is double the tally he assisted in 34 apps final season (4).

Chelsea vs Manchester City: Premier League LIVE score, goals and updates

Chelsea vs Manchester Metropolis: Premier League LIVE rating, objectives and updates (Picture: REUTERS)

Chelsea vs Manchester City: Premier League LIVE score, goals and updates

Chelsea vs Manchester Metropolis: Premier League LIVE rating, objectives and updates (Picture: PA)

83: I don’t suppose I’ve ever written this about Manchester Metropolis within the final two years however they’re bang out of concepts. Chelsea are foiling each assault and have the guests at arms size.

Phil Foden replaces Riyad Mahrez for the ultimate seven minutes.

80: Simply over 10 minutes to go. No getting back from this, proper?

CHELSEA 2-Zero MANCHESTER CITY | LUIZ

78: Whaaaaaaa?! Chelsea have scored a second to double their benefit at Stamford Bridge. Unbelievable scenes.

Eden Hazard whips a nook into the penalty space the place David Luiz rises highest to divert the ball in direction of aim. The ball nestles into the online and Liverpool followers have a good time wildly…

78: Naive from Aymeric Laporte, who falls into Eden Hazard’s entice with a blatant foul on the correct touchline. The free-kick was wasted however treasured minutes ticking away.

Right here comes Ruben Loftus-Cheek. Maurizio Sarri exhibiting actual religion within the proficient teen right here. Willian heads off. The Blues are simply having to take in a little bit of strain – however Kepa has barely made a save.

Chelsea vs Manchester City: Premier League LIVE score, goals and updates

Chelsea vs Manchester Metropolis: Premier League LIVE rating, objectives and updates (Picture: REUTERS)

Chelsea vs Manchester City: Premier League LIVE score, goals and updates

Chelsea vs Manchester Metropolis: Premier League LIVE rating, objectives and updates (Picture: REUTERS)

75: Raheem Sterling seems to nip previous Azpilicueta, who executes a perfectly-timed problem contained in the penalty space. Very courageous as a result of that may have been a penalty just a few inches both approach.

73: Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri has not misplaced two straight league video games since Oct. 2016 when he was the Napoli boss. That document needs to be preserved tonight as a result of Metropolis have created treasured little.

70: Dr Anderson suspects that David Silva has suffered a hamstring harm. And going into the hectic Christmas interval – that may be a catastrophe. Ilkay Gundogan replaces him.

68: You’ll be able to actually really feel the frustration from Pep Guardiola on the touchline. The fourth official is attempting to calm him down. Good luck with that, mate.

Chelsea vs Manchester City: Premier League LIVE score, goals and updates

Chelsea vs Manchester Metropolis: Premier League LIVE rating, objectives and updates (Picture: REUTERS)

65: Few purses on-field as Jorginho collects a reserving for ploughing by means of Riyad Mahrez. A couple of pushes and shoves however nothing too critical.

Maurizio Sarri makes an enforced change with the injured Mateo Kovacic being changed by Ross Barkley.

63: Metropolis are actually lacking Kevin De Bruyne and Sergio Aguero proper now. The duo would give the guests one other dimension going ahead – as a result of it’s not clicking proper now.

60: Manchester Metropolis have been behind for the longest interval which have all season.

59: Rattled? It seems that approach. Chelsea have actually bought the abdomen for this combat and are wanting good at each ends of the sector. Kyle Walker and Antonio Rudiger battle within the centre-circle earlier than the Metropolis defender whacks it straight into the stands.

56: Leroy Sane went straight down the tunnel – presumably which means he’s injured? Anyway, the arrival of Gabriel Jesus means Riyad Mahrez strikes to the correct flank and Raheem Sterling shifts to the left.

Chelsea vs Manchester City: Premier League LIVE score, goals and updates

Chelsea vs Manchester Metropolis: Premier League LIVE rating, objectives and updates (Picture: REUTERS)

54: Pep has seen sufficient and decides to throw Gabriel Jesus into the combo. The Metropolis boss is aware of one thing wants to vary. It’s Leroy Sane coming off.

51: Don’t say it too loud – however Chelsea have dominated these early levels. Metropolis have barely had a kick!

48: Fairly how Fernandinho prevented a reserving there I’ll by no means know. He arrives late to the deal with and smashes Willian’s legs out from below him.

The Blues have a free-kick in a particularly harmful place. Willian steps up… saved! One for the cameras definitely as Ederson palms it away.

CHELSEA 1-Zero MANCHESTER CITY

45: And we’re again underway. Pep Guardiola is cooly sitting on the bench sipping water whereas Maurizio Sarri is arms folded on the touchline. Must be the opposite approach round, shouldn’t it?

Anyway, we’re again underway with no modifications for both aspect.

Chelsea vs Manchester City: Premier League LIVE score, goals and updates

Chelsea vs Manchester Metropolis: Premier League LIVE rating, objectives and updates (Picture: REUTERS)

Twitter round-up

Richard: Apart from the Metropolis fans-I imagine nearly each Premier League fan celebrated that aim like if it was their very own staff that scored.

Jay: Refreshing to know that Sarri-ball isn’t at all times one-way attacking but in addition pragmatic ball. I name this sensible-ball by Sarri.

Olly: Metropolis overplay…overplay…overplay. It is actually about objectives you realize.

CHELSEA 1-Zero MANCHESTER CITY

HT: Pep Guardiola’s aspect have dominated – however Chelsea have the lead going into the dressing room. The Blues rode their luck a bit however saved their form, endurance and bought their reward.

It’s solely second time Metropolis have been behind within the Premier League all season. Final time was for 12 minutes at Wolves…

Chelsea vs Manchester City: Premier League LIVE score, goals and updates

Chelsea vs Manchester Metropolis: Premier League LIVE rating, objectives and updates (Picture: REUTERS)

Chelsea vs Manchester City: Premier League LIVE score, goals and updates

Chelsea vs Manchester Metropolis: Premier League LIVE rating, objectives and updates (Picture: GETTY)

CHELSEA 1-Zero MANCHESTER CITY | KANTE

44: Chelsea are forward! The Blues have barely made it out of their very own half however Maurizio Sarri received’t care one jot as a result of N’Golo Kante has scored a rocket!

David Luiz begins the transfer off with an extended looking ball excessive. Eden Hazard collects earlier than sending a low cutback to Kante, who smashes a first-time effort previous Ederson.

Chelsea followers blissful, Liverpool supporters delighted!

42: Metropolis nonetheless not in a position to make their 66 p.c possession rely in opposition to a resilient Chelsea. You sense that Chelsea have weathered the first-half storm.

41: Kyle Walker almost sending Metropolis followers into cardiac-arrest with a Cruyff Flip inside his personal penalty space with Eden Hazard respiratory down his neck. Honest play I suppose… it labored!

40: Chelsea followers: “Raheem Sterling, he runs like a woman.” Yeah, a woman that is working rings round their defenders…

38: Pretty pathetic from David Luiz, who goes and stays down after a 50/50 collision with Raheem Sterling. He’s receiving remedy on the sector however I extremely doubt there’s something unsuitable with him.

Chelsea vs Manchester City: Premier League LIVE score, goals and updates

Chelsea vs Manchester Metropolis: Premier League LIVE rating, objectives and updates (Picture: GETTY)

Chelsea vs Manchester City: Premier League LIVE score, goals and updates

Chelsea vs Manchester Metropolis: Premier League LIVE rating, objectives and updates (Picture: REUTERS)

35: Manchester Metropolis are giving Chelsea the runaround right here. Raheem Sterling roasts Marcos Alonso (once more) earlier than laying the ball over to Leroy Sane. Everyone seems to be anticipating the online to ripple however Azpilicueta throws himself in the best way.

33: Roll up, roll up! Who else desires a shot at aim? Riyad Mahrez leaves Mateo Kovacic for useless earlier than slipping a high quality ball by means of to Leroy Sane, who places Cesar Azpilicueta on his backside. The winger pushes it vast and tees up David Silva, who sees his effort blocked.

30: Simply clicked past the half-hour mark and nothing a lot has occurred actually. I think MOTD will reduce this part out for the highlights.

27: Fairly predictable. Chelsea can’t maintain the ball for quite a lot of seconds as a result of there is no such thing as a point of interest up entrance. Eden Hazard is dropping deeper to become involved however there’s nowhere to go if/when he wins it!

24: This could possibly be a serious blow for Pep Guardiola’s aspect as Fernandinho pulls up injured. He’s getting some remedy on the sidelines however I’m not satisfied he’ll have the ability to proceed.

Chelsea vs Manchester City: Premier League LIVE score, goals and updates

Chelsea vs Manchester Metropolis: Premier League LIVE rating, objectives and updates (Picture: GETTY)

21: Marcos Alonso loses endurance with tiptoeing round Raheem Sterling and decides to clatter him over. Now what can Metropolis do with a free-kick? Nothing because it occurs. David Silva’s cross alludes everybody and goes behind for a aim kick.

18: I don’t suppose Chelsea have accomplished greater than 5 passes in Manchester Metropolis territory. The guests look on one other degree even with out Kevin De Bruyne and Sergio Aguero.

15: “Simply hit it,” I hear 1000’s of Manchester Metropolis followers shouting. David Silva and Leroy Sane exhange some intricate passes across the penalty space with the German darting by means of. He ought to smash it first time however delays and permits Marcos Alonso to get better.

13: Jorginho is so gradual and ponderous at occasions. He’s simply been robbed by Fernandinho after which jogged again into place. Huge groups have now cottoned on to his weaknesses.

10: Big likelihood! Oh Raheem Sterling ought to open the scoring having been discovered unmarked within the center by David Silva. He swipes at it however barely connects and Chelsea clear.

8: All of the pundits and Jurgen Klopp himself have mentioned that Liverpool’s win in opposition to Bournemouth received’t pile the strain on Manchester Metropolis – I agree!

You actually wouldn’t have guessed that this match was a must-win with Pep Guardiola’s aspect knocking it round with out a care on the earth.

Chelsea vs Manchester City: Premier League LIVE score, goals and updates

Chelsea vs Manchester Metropolis: Premier League LIVE rating, objectives and updates (Picture: REUTERS)

Chelsea vs Manchester City: Premier League LIVE score, goals and updates

Chelsea vs Manchester Metropolis: Premier League LIVE rating, objectives and updates (Picture: REUTERS)

5: David Silva cannot wriggle by means of the hole on the left-hand aspect of the world and Jorginho arrives to clear the hazard. First sight of Chelsea on the break with Eden Hazard travelling downfield and drawing a free-kick from Bernardo.

Laporte and Mahrez mix to clear the ensuing set-piece.

3: First rate begin right here on the Bridge with Manchester Metropolis seeing the majority of possession… what’s new? Chelsea look content material to sit down again and take up the strain. Clearly that makes the primary aim completely essential. Jeers from the house supporters as Fabian Delph hits a move straight out of play.

CHELSEA 0-Zero MANCHESTER CITY

1: Proper, two of the most effective sides in Premier League in a must-win recreation. What could possibly be higher?

No phrase on whether or not Alvaro Morata is injured, however he’s right here sitting with the Chelsea subs on the bench. It seems as if he has been dropped from the squad altogether. Not completely shocking for those who ask me…

Chelsea vs Manchester City: Premier League LIVE score, goals and updates

Chelsea vs Manchester Metropolis: Premier League LIVE rating, objectives and updates (Picture: REUTERS)

Twitter round-up

Tom: This has bought ‘traditional’ written throughout it. Two incredible managers with nice philosophies enjoying nice soccer.

Xavier: I am loopy nervous about this recreation, both we’re going step our recreation vs. Man Metropolis and provides them recreation like Liverpool final yr or utterly disintegrate and let up like Three objectives.

Lee Sykes: Is it me or is anybody else pondering that it is going to be both 7 aim thriller or a 1 aim with Zero strikers on the pitch.

Noel Fitzpatrick: Like all Liverpool followers I can sit again and chill out and revel in this one with my toes up!! And for me, I desire a 1-1 draw…Wound two birds with the one stone.

Pep reward

17:20: Respectful dialogue about different managers?! It’ll by no means final…

Manchester Metropolis boss Pep Guardiola mentioned he was impressed with the fast overhaul of Chelsea’s enjoying fashion below Maurizio Sarri.

Sarri has turned Chelsea from a counter-attacking aspect into high-intensity staff with that may dominate possession and Guardiola mentioned he was a fan of the Italian’s work.

“The job he has achieved to date, from my viewpoint, is superb. Some folks have no idea how troublesome it’s to create a particular option to play. You want time,” Guardiola mentioned. “Possibly they aren’t enjoying 90 minutes however after they play good for 50, 60, 70, 75 minutes, they’re wonderful.”

Chelsea vs Manchester City: Premier League LIVE score, goals and updates

Chelsea vs Manchester Metropolis: Premier League LIVE rating, objectives and updates (Picture: REUTERS)

Group information

17:10: Chelsea head coach Maurizio Sarri didn’t choose a recognised striker in opposition to Metropolis at Stamford Bridge.

Eden Hazard expressed frustration at being requested to play as a ‘false 9’ in opposition to Metropolis below Antonio Conte, Sarri’s predecessor, however the Belgium ahead, with out a aim in 11 matches for membership and nation, was set to be deployed within the place as soon as once more.

Gabriel Jesus was named solely in its place so Raheem Sterling was poised to play in the same function for Metropolis, who had been bidding for a 14th win of their 16th league recreation of the season.

Chelsea vs Manchester City: Premier League LIVE score, goals and updates

Chelsea vs Manchester Metropolis: Premier League LIVE rating, objectives and updates (Picture: REUTERS)

Chelsea vs Manchester City: Premier League LIVE score, goals and updates

Chelsea vs Manchester Metropolis: Premier League LIVE rating, objectives and updates (Picture: REUTERS)

Beginning XI…

17:05: Who wants a striker?! Each Manchester Metropolis and Chelsea are beginning with out a conventional ahead this night. Daring method from Maurizio Sarri and Pep Guardiola methinks.

Chelsea: Arrizabalaga, Azpilicueta, Rudiger, Luiz, Alonso, Kante, Jorginho, Kovacic, Pedro, Hazard, Willian.

Subs: Fabregas, Barkley, Loftus-Cheek, Caballero, Giroud, Christensen, Emerson Palmieri.

Manchester Metropolis XI: Ederson, Walker, Stones, Laporte, Delph, Bernardo Silva, Fernandinho, Silva, Mahrez, Sterling, Sane.

Subs: Danilo, Kompany, Gundogan, Otamendi, Gabriel Jesus, Foden, Muric.

Referee: Michael Oliver

Chelsea vs Manchester City: Premier League LIVE score, goals and updates

Chelsea vs Manchester Metropolis: Premier League LIVE rating, objectives and updates (Picture: REUTERS)

Night…

17:00: Have you ever caught your breath? It’s been a bumper afternoon of Premier League motion that features a Mohamed Salah hat-trick, 17 objectives and a cracking match at Previous Trafford – who’d have thought?!

Now we flip our attentions to Stamford Bridge, the place champions Manchester Metropolis will look to reclaim high place from Liverpool.

Pep Guardiola’s Metropolis will emphasise their Premier League dominance in the event that they decide up three factors in opposition to Chelsea at Stamford Bridge with out the injured Kevin De Bruyne and Sergio Aguero.

Removed from being title rivals, Metropolis go into the sport with a 10-point benefit over the Blues, and one other win would certainly strike a terminal blow to Maurizio Sarri’s males on the again of their midweek defeat at Wolves.

Shorn of arguably their two finest gamers, a win would see Metropolis make one other highly effective assertion.

Chelsea vs Manchester City: Premier League LIVE score, goals and updates

Chelsea vs Manchester Metropolis: Premier League LIVE rating, objectives and updates (Picture: GETTY)

Chelsea vs Manchester City: Premier League LIVE score, goals and updates

Chelsea vs Manchester Metropolis: Premier League LIVE rating, objectives and updates (Picture: REUTERS)

CHELSEA vs MANCHESTER CITY

Jorginho and David Luiz are anticipated to return to Chelsea’s beginning line-up for Saturday’s go to of Premier League leaders Manchester Metropolis. Blues boss Maurizio Sarri reported no critical accidents forward of the conflict and is predicted to revive his first-choice line-up after Wednesday’s loss at Wolves, a second defeat in three league video games. Mateo Kovacic might begin in midfield and Olivier Giroud might are available up entrance.

Manchester Metropolis pair Sergio Aguero and Kevin De Bruyne have been dominated out of the champions’ Premier League journey to Chelsea. Striker Aguero is once more not being risked on account of a muscular drawback whereas the sport comes too early for playmaker De Bruyne (knee) after greater than a month out. Left-back Benjamin Mendy (knee) and goalkeeper Claudio Bravo (Achilles) stay on the long-term casualty checklist.

Final season: Man Metropolis 1 Chelsea 0, Chelsea Zero Man Metropolis 1

Final 5 league matches: Chelsea W D L W L; Man Metropolis W W W W W

High scorers: Eden Hazard (Chelsea) 8; Sergio Aguero (Man Metropolis) 12

Referee: Michael Oliver (Northumberland)

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