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Chelsea V Man. City - As it happened.

Matt Morley by Matt Morley @rfutbol - 0 +11k

Pin Official lineups for the Premier League clash between Chelsea and Manchester City. BeSoccer
Official lineups for the Premier League clash between Chelsea and Manchester City. BeSoccer

Chelsea V Man. City - As it happened.

Matt Morley by Matt Morley @rfutbol - 0 +11k

Join us for live text updates of the Premier League clash between Chelsea and Manchester City from Stamford Bridge.

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FT: Chelsea 2-0 Man City. How about that? A dominant performance from the visitors comes to nothing as goals from N'Golo Kante and David Luiz see Chelsea inflict Manchester City's first defeat of the season.
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Kepa gifts possession to City right on the edge of the Chelsea box, but redeems himself by making a big save away to his left to keep out Jesus' curler.
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Chelsea have the chance to counter but instead opt to retain possession. The're so close to inflicting City's first defeat of the season.
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4 minutes added on.
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Eden Hazard's work for the night is done as he makes way for Olivier Giroud.
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The ball sits up nicely for Fernandinho on the edge of the box after Sterling's shot is blocked, but the Brazilian can only fizz an effort just wide.
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CHANCE! Pedro crosses from the right and Barkley meets it on the run, but he can only plant a headed effort a couple of yards wide from the penalty spot.
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City make their final change, Phil Foden replacing Riyad Mahrez.
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Guardiola continues to remonstrate on the touchline, telling the fourth official it wasn't a corner in the build-up to that goal.
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GOAL! CHELSEA! DAVID LUIZ! 2-0! Cat, meet pigeons. One corner, one goal for Chelsea as David Luiz strikes. It's a brilliant header from the Brazilian as he ghosts away form his marker at the near post before arching his neck to flick an effort over Ederson and into the far corner via the crossbar.
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Barkley's strike from the edge of the box is deflected just wide of Ederson's right-hand post for Chelsea's first corner of the game. City have had 11...
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That is Willian's last action as he is replaced by Ruben Loftus-Cheek.
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Willian's delivery from the resulting free-kick is poor and City clear with ease.
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Laporte bundles Hazard to the ground to award Chelsea a cheap foul.
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City try a short corner down the left, but Gundogan's low effort is scrambled to safety.
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Another change for City as Ilkay Gundogan replaces David Silva, who appears to have suffered a hamstring injury.
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Chelsea are forced into a change as Kovacic limps off to be replaced by Ross Barkley.
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A bit of niggle between the two sets of players as Jorginho clatters Mahrez on halfway and is booked for his troubles. The playmaker was frustrated at the fact City had not put the ball out so Kovacic could receive treatment.
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Ederson makes a routine save to keep out Pedro's effort from the edge of the box.
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Sterling's cross from the left curls into a dangerous area but there is no City man in the box to attack it.
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CLOSE! Kyle Walker curls a decent enough effort over the wall, but Kepa is able to punch the ball away low to his right.
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Hazard is penalised for handball and City have a dangerous free-kick of their own.
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Stones is inches away from meeting David Silva's left-wing corner.
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GOOD DEFENDING! Mahrez cuts in off the right and looks for the far top corner, but Luiz puts his head on it to block it away.
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Pep Guardiola has seen enough as he replaces Leroy Sane with Gabriel Jesus.
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Chelsea look much improved so far in this second half as Kante races forward on the counter before feeding Willian out on the left, but he can only fire tamely straight at Ederson.
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CLOSE! Willian pulls rank and forces a good save from Ederson away to his left, with Pedro only able to fire an acrobatic follow-up well over the crossbar.
48'
Danger here for City. Fernandinho sends Willian flying as he tries to steal the ball from the Brazilian, handing Chelsea a free-kick dead centre of goal 25 yards out. Marcos Alonso is on the scene...
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Chelsea get us back underway here. What will the second half have in store for us?
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HT: Chelsea 1-0 Man City. Wow. City dominated the half from start to finish, only to find themselves behind from Chelsea's only attack of the game as Kante finished ruthlessly. This one is set up wonderfully ahead of the second 45. Who is your money on now?
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2 minutes added on.
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GOAL! CHELSEA! KANTE! 1-0! Well, well, well! Talk about against the run of play! Chelsea counter at pace and whilst City see off the initial threat, Hazard is able to find the space to cross low from the left, with no one in the middle tracking Kante, who side-foots a first-time effort into the roof of the net from the edge of the box without breaking stride!
41'
Hazard attempts to gather a pass from Jorginho with his chest and dart in behind, but Walker is there to come across and deal with it.
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Sane looks to race in behind and meet Lapote's long ball over the top, but he is correctly adjudged to have been offside.
35'
David Luiz is in some pain after being clattered by Sterling. In his defence, the winger is trying to hurdle the Brazilian's challenge, but manages only to crash into the defender.
33'
CHANCE! Sterling beats Alonso all-too-easily down the right and bursts into the box. He crosses low to the far post for the onrushing Sane, but Azpilicueta makes a huge block to prevent the German's goal-bound effort form troubling Kepa.
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CHANCE! Sane is slipped in one-on-one with Kepa, but the Spaniard stays big to deny the City winger form a tight angle. The ball is worked back to David Silva to fire low first time, but Rudiger makes a vital block.
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Plenty of passing and possession football so far but Raheem Sterling's weak effort remains the game's only shot. Not much to report as we approach half-time.
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Sane forces Azpilicueta into conceding a corner down the left, but Rudiger is once again there to make a huge headed clearance.
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Alonso briefly threatens to get in on the wrong side of Walker, but the England man recovers to see off the danger.
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Fernandinho has been off the pitch getting some treatment for the last couple of minutes but he has returned to the fray now. That will be a huge concern for Pep Guardiola's side.
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Silva whips in a beautiful ball to the far post, but it is just too long for John Stones and company.
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A more dangerous set-piece this time as Alonso clips Sterling's heels out on the City right. David Silva is over it.
21'
Bernardo Silva is bundled over in the City half and the visitors have a free-kick.
18'
The visitors are still in complete control here, spraying the ball about at will. Their intensity and desire to regain the ball out of possession is a joy to behold.
15'
City look to be in as Mahrez, David Silva and Sane combine to play the German in, but their play is just too intricate and Luiz is able to get back in and make a vital challenge.
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City are in complete control of this one at the moment as they patiently probe for an opening.
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CHANCE! Jorginho is robbed in midfield and Sterling leads the counter. He feeds David Silva out on the left and his low cross is deflected back into the path of the England man. He has the whole goal to aim at, but can't get enough purchase on his left-footed effort and Kepa makes a simple save.
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The ball is indeed fired into the mixer but a towering header from John Stones sees off the danger for now.
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Hazard is scythed down by Delph down the Chelsea right and the hosts have a chance to swing the ball into the box.
6'
Uncharacteristically sloppy stuff from Fernandinho as he passes the ball straight into touch.
4'
Extreme confidence from Chelsea as they pass their way out of their own 18-yards box, before N'Golo Kante is robbed of possession out on the right.
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Things off to a high-tempo start here as both sides press with vim and vigour.
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We're off! Manchester City get us underway here at the Bridge!
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The players are out on the pitch and we're just minutes away now!
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The warm-ups are well underway here as we close in on kick-off:
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There is a landmark appearance for Cesar Azpilicueta today:
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Here's how these two sides have fared recently ahead of this one:
Here's how these two sides have fared recently ahead of this one:
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So, no centre-forward for either side today, are we to expect a veritable festival of football?
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Just the two changes for City from their win over Watford in the week, with Aymeric Laporte and Raheem Sterling returning to the side at the expense of Vincent Kompany and Gabriel Jesus.
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MANCHESTER CITY: Ederson; Walker, Stones, Laporte, Delph; Fernandinho, Silva, Mahrez; Sane, Bernardo, Sterling. Subs: Muric, Danilo, Kompany, Gundogan, Otamendi, Jesus, Foden.
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Four changes for Chelsea from their shock defeat to Wolves in midweek. Andres Christensen, Cesc Fabregas, Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Alvaro Morata all drop out, with David Luiz, Jorginho, Mateo Kovacic and Pedro coming in for them. That means the hosts line up without a recognised centre-forward.
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CHELSEA: Arrizabalaga; Azpilicueta, Rudiger, Luiz, Alonso; Jorginho, Kante, Kovacic; Willian, Pedro, Hazard. Subs: Caballero, Christensen, Emerson, Fabregas, Loftus-Cheek, Barkley, Giroud.
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Guardiola's side could become the first club based outside London to win seven consecutive top-flight fixtures in the capital. They have equalled the record of six in a row, set by Portsmouth from December 1950 to December 1951.
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Manchester City are unbeaten in 21 league games since April, winning the last seven.
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Manchester City have won the last three meetings in all competitions, including this season's Community Shield, without conceding a goal.
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Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola: "Tomorrow is another huge demanding test for us. How will they react after losing? I can imagine how intense, committed they will be. I have been to Stamford Bridge many times and I have won once, last season; always I lose there. They are a good side, a really good team. When you see the XI and the people on the bench, they are a real contender."
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Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri: "I knew very well that sooner or later we have to face difficulties. When you change the way of playing, the way of football, you need to change the mentality. You need to change the mentality in 25 minds, so it's not a short way. It's very difficult. We have a problem to manage the match at the moment. In the last two matches we played well for 55, 60 minutes, then the first difficulty we went in blackout. We didn't react as a team."
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City go into this one looking to regain top spot from Liverpool following their 4-0 thumping of Bournemouth earlier today, whilst Chelsea are looking to continue their push for a return to the Champions League after enduring something of a wobble in recent weeks.
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Hello and welcome! We've got a heavyweight Premier League clash for you today as reigning champions Manchester City visit the capital to take on Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.
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