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R. Sterling
O. Zinchenko
6 - 0
S. Agüero
Penalty Goal
5 - 0
İ. Gündoğan
4 - 0
S. Agüero
3 - 0
S. Agüero
O. Zinchenko
2 - 0
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Manchester City go above Liverpool on goal difference, though they have played a game more than Jurgen Klopp's side. Attention turns to cup action for Guardiola's team, with the FA Cup, League Cup final and Champions League last 16 in their next three matches. Chelsea face Malmo in the Europa League in midweek before a clash with Manchester United in the FA Cup. The Blues drop down to sixth with this heavy defeat, putting Sarri under severe pressure ahead of a challenging run of fixtures.
Manchester City beat Chelsea 6-0 to go back to the top of the Premier League table. Aguero netted his 11th Premier League hat-trick, including a brilliant first from distance. Sterling scored the first and sixth goals and won the penalty that Aguero converted to complete his hat-trick. Gundogan made it 4-0 before half-time with a first-time effort from the edge of the area.
90' + 2' Chelsea continue to press in stoppage time. City are comfortable enough on the ball despite their efforts. Both teams are just waiting for the final whistle.
90' There are three added minutes.
88' Sterling is given time and space on the left again and slides a pass to the underlapping Zinchenko. Rudiger accelerates to clear.
86' Sterling goes past Loftus-Cheek in the final third and is tackled by Azpilicueta. Chelsea look exhausted.
84' Chelsea pass the ball around midfield with no sign of an incisive pass. City look happy to sit back and let the visitors have the ball.
82' Sterling wins a throw off Rudiger on the left flank. City pass the ball back to their defence before attacking through Sterling again on the left.
O. Zinchenko
80' Zinchenko gets his second assist of the afternoon with a well-directed, left-footed cross.
R. Sterling
80' 6-0! STERLING GETS HIS SECOND! Sterling taps into the net from six yards out after a lovely passing move from the hosts.
78' Emerson takes the resulting free-kick and attempts to catch Ederson out with a low effort. He does not. Ederson saves it easily.
İ. Gündoğan
Yellow Card
77' Loftus-Cheek carries the ball from the halfway line to the edge of the City box and is brought down by Gundogan. The City midfielder is shown a yellow card.
David Silva
75' David Silva replaces Fernandinho for the final 15 minutes of normal time.
75' Kepa saves! City break through Sterling, who threads a pass to Jesus. Luiz pressures the City striker, forcing him to shoot while slightly off balance. Jesus' shot is on target and Kepa gets a leg to it.
Marcos Alonso
73' Sarri makes his third change, replacing Alonso with Emerson.
72' Mahrez jinks onto his left, creating space to shoot from Alonso. His effort his high, wide and into the crowd.
71' Mahrez holds off Rudiger in the corner before losing the ball to Kante. Loftus-Cheek carries the ball in midfield but overhits a pass out to Hazard.
Marcos Alonso
Yellow Card
69' Alonso is shown a yellow card for a clumsy foul on Bernardo Silva in the centre circle.
R. Mahrez
K. De Bruyne
68' Guardiola makes his second change, bringing Mahrez on for De Bruyne. Bernardo Silva tucks into the midfield three.
67' Zinchenko wins the ball off Loftus-Cheek inside the Chelsea half. City pass back into midfield with the move ending when Fernandinho shoots from range.
R. Loftus-Cheek
65' Loftus-Cheek comes on for Pedro and slots into the front three alongside Higuain.
Gabriel Jesus
S. Agüero
65' Hat-trick hero Aguero is replaced by Jesus.
64' Kante plays the ball to Hazard in space on the left of the City box. The Belgian shoots with his second touch and it goes into the side netting.
63' De Bruyne gets on the ball between the lines and dribbles towards the Chelsea defence, eventually shooting with his left. Rudiger blocks.
62' Jorginho gives away possession on the edge of the Chelsea area and De Bruyne chips a pass for Sterling to chase. Azpilicueta gets across and clears.
Yellow Card
60' Jorginho goes into the book for a late challenge on Fernandinho in midfield.
60' Aguero and Sterling exchange passes as City break. Aguero receives the ball in the area, shifts it onto his left and shoots. He mishits it.
59' Good save! Kepa punches away De Bruyne's dipping free-kick.
58' This is Aguero's 11th Premier League hat-trick, equalling the record set by Alan Shearer.
S. Agüero
Penalty Goal
56' HAT-TRICK FOR AGUERO! 5-0! Aguero slowly runs up for the spot kick and sends Kepa the wrong way, passing the ball into the bottom-right corner.
54' Penalty to Manchester City! Fernandinho picks out Sterling on the left and goes past Azpilicueta. The Spaniard dives in and takes down Sterling. The referee immediately points to the spot.
M. Kovačić
R. Barkley
52' Sarri replaces Barkley with Kovacic after only a few second half minutes.
52' Walker nods a cross clear and it falls to Jorginho, who strikes it first time. He slices it high and wide.
51' Crossbar! Aguero is inches away from his hat-trick as his header smashes into the crossbar from a brilliant De Bruyne cross.
49' The ball bounces around Chelsea's midfield as Luiz makes a couple of bold decisions. A pass almost finds Bernardo Silva on the right, but Chelsea avoid the danger.
47' Azpilicueta is in behind the City defence on the right and crosses towards Higuain. Fernandinho lunges in and pokes it back to Ederson.
46' Chelsea take the kick off and we are back underway.
Guardiola will obviously be delighted with the score, though he may be frustrated that his players relaxed a little after going four up, allowing Chelsea to have sustained possession. Sarri might look to make early changes, with Willian and Kovacic the probable substitutes. Manchester City do not have a match in midweek, but Guardiola could opt to give Aguero a rest in the second half ahead of a crucial few weeks, including the League Cup final against Chelsea.
Manchester City lead 4-0 at half-time thanks to goals from Sterling, Aguero and Gundogan. Sterling gave the hosts the lead early on before two Aguero strikes, including a stunning effort from range for his first. Gundogan made it four with a first-time shot from the edge of the area. Chelsea had a period of pressure after Gundogan's goal, but failed to create any good chances.
45' There are two added minutes at the end of the first half.
43' Hazard takes the resulting set piece, but he is unable to get it past the near post and City clear it for a throw.
42' Hazard dribbles the ball into the corner and Bernardo Silva foolishly gives away a free-kick.
41' Passes between Alonso, Barkley and Jorginho on the left flank do not create anything other than a Higuain flick on that falls into space.
39' Chelsea do not win a header from the resulting corner and Aguero clears. The ball ends up back with Kepa, who kicks long to Alonso. The left-back cannot win the ball and City get it back.
39' Superb save! Higuain controls the ball on his chest and volleys from 25 yards, forcing a sharp save from Ederson.
37' Chelsea are chasing the ball as City comfortably keep possession between their defenders.
35' Sterling dribbles past Azpilicueta and nearly makes his way past Rudiger. The Chelsea centre-back uses his body well to win a goal kick.
34' Azpilicueta crosses from the right, but it is behind Higuain and does not make it to Alonso. City clear it.
33' A period of Chelsea possession ends as Barkley is robbed near the corner flag.
31' Higuain receives the ball from Barkley on the edge of the area and spins to shoot. It is blocked.
29' Chelsea find space in the final third again, with Pedro taking a shot from inside the area, but it is straight at Ederson.
28' Great save! Higuain plays Pedro through on goal and Ederson rushes out to narrow the angle, saving Pedro's shot and diverting it to safety.
27' Hazard takes on Fernandinho inside the City half and passes to Higuain. The Chelsea striker passes out to Pedro, but the Spaniard's cross is headed clear.
İ. Gündoğan
25' 4-0! Gundogan makes it four! The ball bounces to Gundogan after a Rudiger tackle in the area and he strikes it first time into the bottom-right corner.
23' Sergio Agüero has become just the sixth player in Premier League history to register 200 goal involvements for a single club in the competition, after Wayne Rooney (Man Utd), Ryan Giggs (Man Utd), Thierry Henry (Arsenal), Frank Lampard (Chelsea) and Steven Gerrard (Liverpool).
21' Hazard is crowded out in the area and opts to pass to Barkley. Attempting to make up for his error, the England international shoots from the edge of the area and it goes well wide.
S. Agüero
19' 3-0! AGUERO AGAIN! Chelsea make a mess of clearing Zinchenko's cross. Barkley heads it back into the area, taking his defenders out of the game. Aguero anticipates brilliantly, waiting for the ball to drop and striking it past Kepa.
18' Aguero goes past a couple of Chelsea players after turning in the centre circle and is taken out by Luiz as he stops the counter.
17' Kante wins the ball in midfield, quickly feeding it to Pedro. The Spaniard finds Barkley, who plays a slow pass to Hazard. The Belgian dummies and Alonso attempts a first-time pass, but it goes out for a goal kick.
15' City tap the ball between their defenders and Chelsea continue to press high despite the ineffectiveness so far.
O. Zinchenko
13' Zinchenko is credited with the assist for a short pass to Aguero around 30 yards from goal.
S. Agüero
13' 2-0! AGUEROOO! Aguero unleashes a magnificent right-footed strike from 25 yards into the top-right corner. Stunning.
12' Hazard gets his first chance to run with the ball and dances past a couple of City defenders, but he's forced onto his left foot at an angle and his shot is weak.
12' A long ball from City sees Alonso and Luiz exchange headers before the high press forces Luiz to go long again.
10' Chelsea are given time to bring the ball up the pitch, but are forced back to Kepa. The visitors are unable to find a pass in midfield and lose possession.
8' How has he missed that? De Bruyne is in behind the Chelsea defence and finds Bernardo Silva. He dribbles around the Chelsea defence and puts it on a plate for Aguero at the back post, who hits it wide from about two yards out.
7' The hosts play through a high Chelsea press, giving Aguero a chance to run at Rudiger. The Chelsea defender wins the ball.
6' Alonso wins the ball off Bernardo Silva near the halfway line. The Manchester City man fouls Hazard as Chelsea begin a break. City get back behind the ball.
R. Sterling
4' GOAAAL! STERLING PUTS MANCHESTER CITY AHEAD! City take the free-kick quickly and Bernardo Silva gets in behind Hazard. The Portugal international hits it across the area and it deflects to Sterling, who arrives at the back post and fires past Kepa.
4' Jorginho fouls De Bruyne in central midfield after letting the Belgian get on the wrong side of him. Mike Dean decides against a booking.
2' Hazard gets the ball in space on the left and crosses to Higuain on the edge of the area. His shot is blocked.
2' Chelsea start the match with possession and are forced to go long when Aguero presses high.
1' The referee blows his whistle and we are underway!
Chelsea are winless in their last six Premier League away games against ‘big six’ opposition (D2 L4), losing the last four in a row.
Sarri makes just the one change after cruising past Huddersfield at Stamford Bridge. Willian is replaced by Pedro on the right flank and Barkley retains his place in the midfield trio ahead of Loftus-Cheek and Kovacic, who both make the bench. Youngster Callum Hudson-Odoi is left out of the squad having suffered with a fever in midweek.
Pep Guardiola makes three changes to the team that beat Everton in midweek. Otamendi drops to the bench with Zinchenko filling in at left-back, while Sane is left out for Sterling to return to the line-up. David Silva misses out for De Bruyne, meaning Bernardo Silva continues in the front three.
SUBS: Mateo Kovacic, Ruben Loftus-Cheek, Andreas Christensen, Willian, Willy Caballero, Emerson, Olivier Giroud.
CHELSEA (4-3-3): Kepa Arrizabalaga; Cesar Azpilicueta, Antonio Rudiger, David Luiz, Marcos Alonso; N’Golo Kante, Jorginho, Ross Barkley; Pedro, Gonzalo Higuain, Eden Hazard.
SUBS: David Silva, Gabriel Jesus, Danilo, Arijanet Muric, Leroy Sane, Nicolas Otamendi, Riyad Mahrez.
MANCHESTER CITY (4-3-3): Ederson; Kyle Walker, John Stones, Aymeric Laporte, Oleksandr Zinchenko; Ilkay Gundogan, Fernandinho, Kevin De Bruyne; Bernardo Silva, Sergio Aguero, Raheem Sterling.
Chelsea have won on just two of their last nine visits to the Etihad in the Premier League (D1 L6), winning 1-0 in February 2014 and 3-1 in December 2016.
Chelsea will be feeling positive, having thrashed Huddersfield last weekend. Maurizio Sarri masterminded a 2-0 victory in the reverse fixture, and Chelsea could do with another positive result here as the top four battle heats up. A win will put the Blues fourth, but their form has been patchy of late, losing their two league matches before the victory over Huddersfield.
Manchester City beat Everton in midweek to go level on points with Liverpool at the top of the table. Victory this afternoon would put Pep Guardiola’s side top on goal difference. City are full of confidence coming into this match, having won all but one of their matches this calendar year.
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