Chelsea hosted league-leaders Manchester City at Stamford Bridge this weekend and managed to stifle the impressive City attack for the majority of the game. The Blues even managed a few promising attacks of their own, but the unfortunate injury to Alvaro Morata meant that their attack was dulled for the second-half.
Despite City’s attacks being dangerous for the majority of the game, the likes of Gabriel Jesus, David Silva and Leroy Sané couldn’t find the opener – but Kevin De Bruyne showed his quality by breaking the deadlock in the 67th minute.
He played a quick pass-and-go move with Gabriel Jesus, who returned the ball at a good speed and allowed De Bruyne to settle himself before smashing the ball home from the edge of the box. The Belgian has scored 9 of his last 11 goals for City from outside the box, so teams would be wise to close his space down even when he doesn’t look like he’s in a dangerous position.
It ended up being the winning goal and has now put City 6 points ahead of Chelsea on the log, which is quite a blow for Conte and the defending champions in their bid to defend the title.
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