Dominant Manchester City defeat Chelsea at Stamford Bridge

Dominant Manchester City defeat Chelsea at Stamford Bridge

- Manchester City dominated with more possession, chances and attempts

- Former Chelsea player Kevin De Bryune scored the only goal in the second half

- Manchester City now top on goal difference ahead of Manchester United

A stunning Kevin De Bruyne strike mid-way through the second half helped secure a 1 - 0 win for Manchester City against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.

The starting line ups from both managers showed their intention early on as Pep Guardiola looked to attack while Antonio Conte looked to defend first in his 3-5-2 set up.

The first half was totally dominated by the Citizens who created multiple chances but could not get bast Courtious.

Dominant Manchester City defeat Chelsea at Stamford Bridge
Morata has to signal to Antonio Conte that he wanted to go off. Photo: Squawka

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The Belgian stopping a shot from De Bruyne while he was lucky not to see his clearance which hit Gabriel Jesus go into the back of the net.

Dominant Manchester City defeat Chelsea at Stamford Bridge
Fabian Delph saw an effort blocked. Photo: Premier League

Midway through the half, Alvaro Morata was forced off due to a hamstring injury was Willian replaced the Blues record signing.

In first half stoppage time, Courtious stopped a header from Fernandinho who connected with De Bruyne's corner kick.

The goal finally came in the second half through a left footed De Bruyne rocket.

City stopped a Chelsea attack and counter through De Bruyne who found space in the middle to rifle one in from 30 yards.

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That was how the game ended as City moved top on the log due to goal difference but level on points with Manchester United with 19 points.

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Source: SportsBrief.com