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- Sat, 25 Sep 2021 17:32:48 +0000: Pep Guardiola revels in Manchester City’s dominant win over Chelsea - Chelsea | The Guardian
- Manager praises Jesus after City’s ‘performance of season’
- Thomas Tuchel admits Chelsea were second best
Pep Guardiola said Manchester City had produced their best performance of the season after the champions gained revenge for their defeat to Chelsea in the Champions League final with an impressive 1-0 win at Stamford Bridge.
City, who face Paris Saint-Germain on Tuesday and Liverpool next weekend, were dominant against the European champions and deservedly won thanks to Gabriel Jesus’s goal in the second half. Chelsea were outplayed and Guardiola, who surpassed Les McDowall’s record of 220 wins as City manager, feels that his side have more to give.Continue reading...
- Sat, 25 Sep 2021 17:00:01 +0000: Jack Grealish finds a different rhythm to dance Chelsea into submission | Barney Ronay - Chelsea | The Guardian
In a match between two rigorously drilled systems, Manchester City’s £100m man provided a vital element of maverick flair
There were four minutes to play as Jack Grealish left the pitch. Manchester City were still deep in the boiler room, seeing out a 1-0 lead in a game they had for long periods dominated to a strangulating degree. But there was time still for a round of hand-clasps, back-pats and buttock slaps, the most significant from his replacement Raheem Sterling, who had sat for 85 minutes watching Grealish produce a quiet masterpiece on the flank that had been Sterling’s own private strip of turf for long periods last season.
There was nothing from Pep Guardiola, although Grealish did sneak an eager, lingering look at the maniacal figure in black, who was at that moment caught up with whirling his arms and barking out assorted thoughts, ideas, tweaks, fears, counter-theories.Continue reading...
- Sat, 25 Sep 2021 13:49:05 +0000: Chelsea 0-1 Manchester City: Premier League – as it happened! - Chelsea | The Guardian
Gabriel Jesus’s second-half strike sealed a big win at Stamford Bridge that lifted City above Chelsea in the table
Marcus Bettinelli and John Stones are friends, it would seem. Is from England Under-21 duty or similar?
Joe Cole says Chelsea are the “best team in world football” off the ball, which sounds like the real quiz. They are a very impressive outfit at the moment but will be severely tested today if City are “at it”.Continue reading...
- Sat, 25 Sep 2021 13:41:28 +0000: Gabriel Jesus’s deflected strike seals Manchester City win over Chelsea - Chelsea | The Guardian
This was a reminder there are few more uplifting sights than a Pep Guardiola team playing at the point of maximum expression in a big game. There was never any chance of Manchester City letting go of their ideals. The champions were bold and inventive from start to finish, breaking Chelsea’s sheen of defensive invulnerability with a beautiful exhibition of passing and movement, and even Thomas Tuchel looked short of inspiration as he tried to find a way of countering Guardiola’s swaggering football.
It had the feel of City showing the chasing pack they remain the team to beat. Much has been made of their failure to strengthen their attack by signing Harry Kane, but their lack of an elite striker made no difference against the European champions. Phil Foden caught the eye as a false nine, Bernardo Silva sparkled in midfield and though City were wasteful at times Guardiola was delighted to see Gabriel Jesus continue his reinvention as a right-winger by settling an absorbing game with a deflected winner early in the second half.Continue reading...
- Fri, 24 Sep 2021 21:30:25 +0000: Thomas Tuchel plays down talk of power shift with Manchester City - Chelsea | The Guardian
- Chelsea looking for fourth straight win over Guardiola’s side
- ‘We can never lose intensity or focus against Pep’s teams’
Thomas Tuchel knows his players must be ready to suffer again. Although Chelsea’s manager has shown it does not take a miracle to outwit Pep Guardiola, he is not arrogant enough to think he has cracked the code when it comes to dealing with Manchester City.
There is no chance of Tuchel underestimating these opponents. The German does not believe that he has gained an edge over Guardiola despite three straight victories over him last season.Continue reading...
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- Sat, 25 Sep 2021 14:47:26 +0000: Chelsea 0-1 Man City: Pep Guardiola praises 'incredible players' - BBC Sport
Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola praises his "incredible players" after their 1-0 win over Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.
- Sat, 25 Sep 2021 14:21:17 +0000: Chelsea 0-1 Man City: Thomas Tuchel says his players lacked confidence - BBC Sport
Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel says his side "were not good enough" during their 1-0 defeat by Manchester City at Stamford Bridge.
- Sat, 25 Sep 2021 14:03:39 +0000: Chelsea 0-1 Manchester City: Gabriel Jesus fires dominant visitors to victory - BBC Sport
Gabriel Jesus' deflected second-half effort gives a dominant Manchester City a deserved victory over Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.
- Fri, 24 Sep 2021 15:39:45 +0000: Chelsea v Manchester City: Your final combined XI - BBC Sport
As Chelsea prepare to host champions Manchester City in the Premier League, we asked you to pick your combined XI. Here are the results.
- Fri, 24 Sep 2021 14:21:14 +0000: Chelsea v Manchester City: Thomas Tuchel has 'highest respect' for Pep Guardiola - BBC Sport
Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel says Saturday's game with champions Manchester City is not about any supposed rivalry with Pep Guardiola.
Roberto DiMatteo has been a busy manager for Chelsea so far in the transfer window with a number of new signings making their way to Stamford Bridge with the Italian looking to strengthen his squad considerably after a poor premier league season. One of the first signings of the season for the club was influential winger Eden Hazard for a fee believed to be around the twenty five million pound mark with the player signing a four year deal for the current European champions.
Another player is a hot favourite to be plying his trade at the bridge next season is the highly regarded Brazilian super kid Oscar although negotiations are still ongoing to bring him to England. The Internacional playmaker is thought to be costing Chelsea a fee of around twenty five million pounds but the deal according to DiMatteo is far from being completed and could fall through at any moment if the players current side decide to barter the price for his services. The player has stated that he would like to help his country compete in the Olympic games before he puts pen to paper so Chelsea fans may have to wait a little longer before they know if they have their man.
Wigan today have again rejected a third bid from Chelsea to bring in form winger Victor Moses to the bridge as the Lactics are doing their very best to keep their star player at the club for another season. Moses who has just a single year left on his current contract with Wigan is seen as the perfect addition to the Italians plans but the offer which is thought to be around the three and a half million pound mark is thought to be way short of the Lactics valuation of the player.
Frenchman Florent Malouda is another player whos future lies in the balance at Chelsea with the winger said to be wanting to hold showdown talks with the club after moving down the pecking order at the bridge. Malouda wishes to have his future clarified before the start of the season or he will look for pastures new with the player being strongly linked with Santos who feel the player would be perfect for their needs and could offer him first team football every week.
Chelsea now also face stern opposition for the signature of Brazilian playmaker Lucas Moura who is currently under contract with Sao Paulo from clubs such as Manchester United, Real Madrid and Inter Milan. The player is widely thought to be one of the hottest prospects in world football and has an outstanding record for his home side.