The visitors dominated possession throughout the first half and kept the Blues’ defence busy. Gabriel Jesus had the better opportunity to open the account right before the break but to no avail in the end.
The Brazilian centre-forward managed to break the deadlock early on in the second half after his strike deflected off Jorginho before rolling into the nets.
The Blues looked out of sorts throughout the game, and they failed to produce any sort of come-back.
The win means Man City have returned to second in the Premier League table for the time being while the Londoners tasted their first defeat of the season.
Here are the talking points from the game.
City exact revenge for their Champions League final defeat
Thomas Tuchel’s Chelsea turned out to be a nemesis for Man City last season, with Pep Guardiola’s side suffering two defeats including the painful one in the Champions League final. However, the Premier League chances settled their scores with the Blues today after an emphatic performance. Tuchel’s men had been deemed the favourites due to their red hot form and the home ground advantage. However, Guardiola’s City made us think otherwise with a brilliant performance. The victory could also serve as a confidence booster for Citizens ahead of their Champions League clash against PSG.
Chelsea with a sub-standard display
Tuchels’s Chelsea looked a completely different side today than they are used to. After kicking off the new season brilliantly, they created the impression of potential title contenders. However, in front of their own backyard, they succumbed to City’s intense pressing and possession. Their inability to produce a shot on target despite having the likes of Timo Werner and Romelu Lukaku in the attack sums up their performance today. Having dropped points against Liverpool and, now Man City, Tuchel could have tough times facing the top clubs in the English top-flight.
City returns to winning ways
Guardiola must have taken a lot of criticism for City’s lacklustre draw against Southampton in which they managed to find only one shot on target. Although the odds were stacked against the Spaniard today, his tactics proved too good for the Champions League winners. The pressing, counter-pressing and keeping the Chelsea players at bay in the transitions were spot on from Man City. It was a complete performance and Guardiola must be happy with the big win.