VIDEO: Manchester City 1 – 0 Chelsea [Premier League] Highlights 2017/18
Chelsea were totally invade by Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium, with Pep Guardiola’s side making a gigantic stride towards the title.
Manchester City moved only four wins from asserting the Premier League title as Bernardo Silva secured an uneven 1-0 triumph over shielding champions Chelsea.
In an altogether charging execution from a City group surrounding their first alliance triumph since 2013-14, Bernardo Silva’s strike empowered them to open up a 18-point lead at the summit, however Manchester United can close the hole to 16 by winning at Crystal Palace on Monday.
Antonio Conte dropped Alvaro Morata to the bench as he selected against handling a perceived striker and false nine Eden Hazard was famished of game play as they neglected to enroll a shot on target in the match, the imperious City totally overwhelming them.
Chelsea made it to the break without surrendering, however a blunder from Andreas Christensen was seized upon by Sergio Aguero – whose sit tight for his 200th City goal proceeds with – and David Silva crossed for Bernardo Silva to open the scoring 33 seconds after half-time.
It was sufficient to dispense a third progressive Premier League away misfortune on the Blues out of the blue since March 2013, harming their Champions League trusts by abandoning them five points unfastened of fourth-set Tottenham.
For City, who rested chief Vincent Kompany, it topped a wonderful eight days in which they recorded consecutive 3-0 triumphs over Arsenal, the principal coming in the EFL Cup last at Wembley to give Pep Guardiola his first bit of flatware in English football.
That trophy was paraded before the fans preceding commencement and City looked set to create a likewise overwhelming execution as they controlled ownership and squeezed Chelsea high from the off.
A vital piece by Antonio Rudiger halted Leroy Sane managing David Silva’s cross home, before Aguero was not able escape after a free go in the crate from Cesc Fabregas, chose set up of the evil N’Golo Kante, skilled the hosts the ball in a perilous zone.
Chelsea could scarcely escape their own particular half and a penetrating Sane keep running into the territory was inevitably ended, however the ball kept running on to Bernardo Silva, who twisted a sweet left-footed exertion onto the top of the net in the twentieth moment.
Rational created a wonderful touch to cut down Kevin De Bruyne’s conveyance at the back post, yet his pounding shot crosswise over objective was hindered hanging in the balance by Cesar Azpilicueta and Thibaut Courtois jumped free to move around at will ball.
Chelsea figured out how to keep City out for the rest of the main half however their spotless sheet was gone inside a moment of the restart. Christensen’s inability to clear a long go from Ilkay Gundogan empowered David Silva to cross for Bernardo Silva to wound past Courtois at the back post.
Victor Moses cut an uncommon open door fiercely off point after Chelsea’s best move of the match in the 54th moment, however Courtois must be aware of bat away a determined endeavor from David Silva minutes after the fact.
Conte presented Olivier Giroud set up of Willian in the 78th moment, yet they didn’t debilitate until the point that Marcos Alonso volleyed wide in stoppage time as City gave another case of why they are the Premier League’s driving side.