Manchester City 6, Chelsea 0
Sergio Aguero scores 11th Premier League hat trick
Sergio Aguero became Manchester City’s outright league goal scorer with 160 – going past Eric Brook and and Tommy Johnson while racking up his 11th career Premier League hat trick for the Blues (15 in all competitions).
He might have had more but missed an open goal after just 8 minutes and converted an effort that hit the bar.
His latest Premier League hat trick – his second in consecutive home games – has drawn him level with Alan Shearer on 11.
Chelsea’s Sarriball dismantled by City
Pep Guardiola was apoplectic when Sergio Aguero missed a chance to put City 2-0 up when he missed an open goal from less than 6 yards out. Aguero righted that wrong with a world class finish just 5 minutes later and City overran Chelsea without specifically man marking former summer target Jorginho.
They did it by cutting off the passing angles to him while continuing to move the ball quickly according to plan and counter attack to devastating effect.
A message sent ahead of the Carabao Cup final between Man City and Chelsea
Maurizio Sarri was so furious after presiding over Chelsea’s worst ever Premier League defeat that he appeared to ignore protocol and marched straight down the tunnel at full time after embracing Chelsea assistant coach Gianfranco Zola without acknowledging Pep Guardiola as he approached him to shake hands.
With the Carabao Cup final 2 weeks away the Italian may have to rethink his approach but he has been stubborn enough to ignore criticism to this point.
Mike Dean and his theatricality
He didn’t award his 100th red card today but still had a sense of the theatrical when he hid the match ball from Sergio Aguero up his shirt before handing it to him with a smile after the end of the game.
PLAYER RATINGS – Manchester City 6, Chelsea 0
Ederson: 8. Saved one from Pedro and an acrobatic save to deny Gonzalo Huguain as Chelsea kept playing their game despite being 4-0 down in the first half. Super cool under pressure from the Chelsea hitman too. Saved Emerson’s late low free kick from 20 yards too.
Kyle Walker: 7. Kept Eden Hazard quiet. Understandably unambitious going forward.
John Stones: 8. Immense at the back.
Aymeric Laporte: 8. Solid defensively, played the ball out well from the back.
Oleksandr Zinchenko: 8. Spent a lot of time attacking, laid off the ball for Sergio Aguero’s goal and cut back a late ball for Raheem Sterling to make it 6-0. Had run so much he cramped up at the end.
Fernandinho: 9. Ever on the move, sweeping things up and moving the ball on. He was spotting danger early too and testing Kepa with long range efforts as City soared away from Chelsea in the second half.
Ilkay Gundogan: 8. Unmarked when he thrashed home City’s fourth goal. Linked up midfield impeccably.
Kevin De Bruyne: 8. Delivered a great cross in the second half that Sergio Aguero headed against the bar.
Bernardo Silva: 9. Always harrying, always on the move, he carved out two goalscoring chances and prevented Chelsea from having at least 3 with his constant running and eye for danger.
Raheem Sterling: 9. Scored early to set City on their way and finished off Chelsea at the end. Always available, gave Cesar Azpilicueta a torrid time throughout from the left flank, and was hauled down in the penalty area by the Spaniard to earn Sergio Aguero his hat trick spot kick.
Sergio Aguero: 10. Missed a sitter from 5 yards then made up for it by scoring a worldie from 2 yards, dug out a second goal after a mistake by Ross Barkley. Headed a second half effort against the bar while chasing a hat trick and finally nailed it with a penalty after Raheem Sterling had been fouled in the area.
Gabriel Jesus (on for Sergio Aguero) 65: 7. High work rate both up front and deeper to keep Chelsea down. Denied a goal by a save by Kepa.
Riyad Mahrez (on for Kevin De Bruyne) 68. 6. Took up Bernardo’s right wing berth allowing the Portuguese midfielder to come inside.
David Silva (on for Fernandinho): 75. 6. Gave the Brazilian a well earned rest.
GOALS – Manchester City 6, Chelsea 0
Man City 1, Chelsea 0: 4. Raheem Sterling thunders the ball past Kepa after Bernardo Silva’s deflected cut back from the right
Man City 2, Chelsea 0: 13. Sergio Aguero makes up for an earlier missed sitter from 5 yards out when he takes Oleksandr Zincheko’s lay off and curls in a worldie from 25 yards out that Kepa touches but can’t deflect
Man City 3, Chelsea 0: 19. Sergio Aguero scores again, scooping the loose ball home from 7 yards after Ross Barkley’s defensive header went back into the area towards Kepa following a David Luiz header out of defence
Man City 4, Chelsea 0: 25. Ilkay Gundogan curls in Antonio Rudiger’s half clearance past Kepa under pressure from Aguero – from outside the box.
Man City 5, Chelsea 0: 56. Chelsea concede penalty, Cesar Azpilicueta hauled down Raheem Sterling as he drove into the box. Sergio Aguero sent Kepa the wrong way with a spot kick low into the right corner
Man City 6, Chelsea 0: 80. Raheem Sterling turned in Oleksandr Zinchenko’s cross from 6 yards out.
MATCH STATS – Manchester City 6, Chelsea 0
Man City: Ederson, Walker, Stones, Laporte, Zinchenko, Fernandinho, Gundogan, De Bruyne (Mahrez 68), Bernardo Silva, Sterling, Aguero (Jesus 65)
Man City Subs not used: Muric, Danilo, Sane, David Silva, Otamendi
Booked: Gundogan 77 (Trip on Ruben Loftus-Cheek)
Goals: Sterling 4, 80; Aguero 13, 19, 56; Gundogan 25
Chelsea: Arrizabalaga, Azpilicueta, Rudiger, Luiz, Kante, Alonso (Emerson 73), Jorginho, Barkley (Kovacic 52), Pedro (Loftus-Cheek 65), Higuain, Hazard
Chelsea Subs not used: Caballero, Giroud, Willian, Christiansen
Booked: Alonso 69 (Trip on Bernardo Silva)