Key striker was injured in first half, Chelsea out-classed by Manchester City.
Chelse have been handed an injury scare after Alvaro Morata go out in Saturday’s 1-0 Premier League defeat to Manchester City.
Willian – Playmaker replaced Morata in 35’ of first half and it maked Chelsea very hard to finding the way to competitor’s goal.
City won 1-0 at Stamford Bridge thanks to a super Kevin de Bruyne strike, and could easily have won more handily after an impressive preformance.
After the break of halftime, City kept pressure on Chelsea’s defenders and got a reward when De Bruyne maked a nice goal by left foot to put them 1-0 up.
Guardiola and Conte started this match in twe different styles.
Chelsea tempted Manchester City in by inviting them to come at them with the ball in hhope of exploiting the space they leave on the middle.
But the space and speed of Guardiola’s men have dominated visitors, as Chelsea were unable to break down City’s defenders.
When Morata got injury, Conte turned to Willian to try and hoped he can make a diffirent, but it was more off the same at the start of second half.
De Bruyne’s goal maked Conte to change his tactical, with Batshuayi coming on and tested 3-4-3 formation. But he failed again when City were able to switch into game manegement mode and hoovered up the points.
In the interview after the game, Chelsea Coach Antonio Conte said the Morata’s injuty is unexpected at this match, but cast doubt on the striker’s availabability for Spain’s forthcoming World Cup qualifirers. “It’s a muscular problem. I don’t think it’s a serious problem,” Conte told his post-match press conference.
The Result: Guardioola’s firrst win over Chelsea, rather than the score-line, was what mattered. And it send a message as the first quarter of the season concluded.
Manchester United – Crystal Palace
Manchester United taken down Crystal Palace 4-0.
Maroune Fellaini scored twice as Manchester United heaped more misery on Crystal Pace.
Juan Mata opened the scoring and get a fourth as Romelu Lukaku got his goal at late.
Crystal Palace have terrible match in row with without a point and goal after 6 matches.