Chelsea were comfortably beaten by Manchester City, thanks to a first half blitz of goals which saw them go three up at the break.
Manchester City delivered a masterclass at the Stamford Bridge as they claimed a 3-1 win over Chelsea. The Sky Blues put in what was perhaps their best display of the campaign and the score-line could have been much wider. Nevertheless, they got three vital points whereas Frank Lampard’s Chelsea continues to be in a questionable state.
Ilkay Gundogan was on target with a beautifully taken goal and Phil Foden doubled the visiting side’s lead in next to no time. Kevin De Bruyne scored against Chelsea for the third successive time to round of a counterattack before half-time. Callum Hudson-Odoi pulled a goal back before full-time but it was merely a consolation.
Here is a look at the three talking points from the clash.
CHELSEA CONTINUE TO LOSE FURTHER GROUND IN THE LEAGUE
Chelsea came into the Premier League campaign as one of the favourites to lift the trophy after spending lucratively in the summer. The Blues had one of their most productive transfer windows in recent months, but they have been anything but convincing in recent months, thereby losing several points in the league.
Lampard’s men are now placed eighth in the table and have just two wins out of the last seven Premier League outings. It is surprising in truth that the Englishman has not even been talked in the same sentence as a potential sack yet. With him at the helm, even a top four finish is looking like a bleak possibility at this rate.