Manchester City 2, Chelsea 0 (Carabao Cup Round 3)
Stefan Ortega: 8. Saved twice each from Christian Pulisic and from Lewis Hall, tipped away a lofted cross by Hakim Ziyech.
Rico Lewis: 7. Comfortable start at right back, distribution a little wayward but some of his crosses would have had Erling Haaland salivating. Looked the part.
Ruben Dias: 7. Cruised through the game.
Aymeric Laporte: 7. Some nerves after he was poleaxed by Christian Pulisic while he was shooting. Almost gave away a chance later in the first half but improved. Went off early as a precautionary measure.
Sergio Gomez: 6. Early shot went wide. Wary of Ruben Loftus-Cheek but kept him at bay
Rodri: 6. Relaxed midfield performance. Sprayed passes around and had a shot.
Ilkay Gundogan: 6. Free kick deflected over the bar.
Cole Palmer: 7. Pressed all night, had a couple of shots saved, good movement.
Riyad Mahrez: 8. Came inside more than usual, had some shots saved, scored a brilliant free kick and his shot was fumbled by Edouard Mendy only for Julian Alvarez to finish it off.
Jack Grealish: 8. Early runs to stretch legs and draw Chelsea players out for fouls. Created early chances with risky moves, sent a shot wide of the near post and forced several saves from Edouard Mendy.
Julian Alvarez: 8. Nimble work up front. Unsettled the Chelsea defence, had a shot blocked, and had another saved. Rewarded for his resistance with a tap in after Mendy failed to hold a shot by Riyad Mahrez.
Bernardo Silva (on for Ilkay Gundogan, 50): 6. Hassled the Chelsea midfield.
Kalvin Phillips (on for Rodri, 50): 6. Held the fort while City went and won the game.
Nathan Ake (on for Aymeric Laporte, 81): No time to mark.
GOALS – Manchester City 2, Chelsea 0 (Carabao Cup Round 3)
Man City 1, Chelsea 0: 53. Riyad Mahrez hit a great free kick over the wall from 20 yards out and into the net with Edouard Mendy unmoving.
Man City 2, Chelsea 0: 58. Julian Alvarez was well placed to tap the loose ball in after Edouard Mendy had spilled a shot by Riyad Mahrez.
MATCH STATS – Manchester City 2, Chelsea 0 (Carabao Cup Round 3)
Man City: Ortega, Lewis, Dias, Laporte (Ake 81), Gomez, Rodri (Phillips 50), Gundogan (C) (Bernardo Silva 50), Palmer, Mahrez, Grealish, Alvarez
Man City Subs not used: Ederson, Stones\, Haaland, De Bruyne, Akanji, Foden
Booked: Grealish 89 (ungentlemanly conduct)
Goals: Mahrez 53; Alvarez 58
Chelsea: Mendy, Chalobah (Azpilicueta 68), Koulibaly, Cucurella, Loftus-Cheek, Kovacic (C), Zakaria (Gallagher 68), Hall (Havertz 76), Ziyech (Sterling 68), Broja (Mount 68), Pulisic
Chelsea Subs not used: Bettinelli, Thiago Silva, Aubameyang, Hutchinson
Booked: Koulibaly 17 (foul on Jack Grealish); Chalobah 52 (foul on Riyad Mahrez); Azpilicueta 89 (ungentlemanly conduct)
Referee: Simon Hooper