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Manchester City v Chelsea - As it happened

Pin Manchester City v Chelsea, Premier League, GW 26 - Official line-ups. BESOCCER
Manchester City v Chelsea, Premier League, GW 26 - Official line-ups. BESOCCER

Manchester City v Chelsea - As it happened

Join our live coverage of this afternoon's huge Premier League clash between defending champions Manchester City and Chelsea from the Etihad stadium.

FT: Manchester City 6-0 Chelsea. That wraps it up for the second-half as Maurizio Sarri heads straight down the tunnel. A hat-trick from Aguero amongst other goals from Sterling and Gundogan leave Chelsea feeling deflated as they fail to find the back of the net. A visit to the Etihad Sarri's men will certainly want to forget.
There will be three added minutes at the end of this thrilling match!
Zinchenko receives treatment as he goes down with what looks like cramp.
GOOAAAAALLL MAN CITY!!! Sterling makes it six for City as he diverts Zinchenko's cross to the back of the net!!!
Gundogan will receive a yellow card as he brings Ruben Loftus-Cheek down at the edge of the 18 yard box.
Substitution Man City - Guardiola will bring David Silva on for Fernandinho as his final substitution of the game.
Gabriel Jesus feels he should have had a penalty after David Luiz's challenge knocks him off balance before he took his shot. It is blocked, in the end, by Arrizabalaga.
Substitution Chelsea - That will be the end of Marcos Alonso's night as Sarri introduces Emerson into the mix in the hope of salvaging something from this match.
Substitution Man City - Guardiola makes his second substitution shortly after the first as De Bruyne makes way for Riyad Mahrez.
Substitution Man City - Aguero makes his way off the field as the whole stadium applauds his hat-trick! It's a straight swap as Gabriel Jesus comes on.
Kante picks it up in midfield, passes it to Eden Hazard whose shot is blasted into the side netting.
Sterling receives a through-ball, laying it off to Aguero to his left whose shot is blocked.
De Bruyne's effort is on target but Arrizabalaga will punch it away for a throw-in.
City have yet another chance to score as De Bruyne lines up to take a free-kick from the edge of the area.
GOOAAAAALLLLL MAN CITY! Unbelievable! City have five as Aguero converts the penalty, sending the keeper the wrong way and getting his hat-trick! Surely there is no way back for Chelsea now.
Raheem Sterling is brought down in the box and Man City have a penalty!!!
Substitution Chelsea - Ross Barkley makes way for Kovacic. Can he help Chelsea onto the scoreboard?
Kevin de Bruyne lifts the ball to the edge of the six-yard box where Sergio Aguero awaits. The Argentine's header comes off the Chelsea crossbar! Aguero was just inches from a hat-trick! A great leap and inches from the hat-trick.
Sergio Aguero puts Kevin de Bruyne through but he cannot get a decent shot away and the ball goes out for a corner.
We're back underway for the second-half! Can Chelsea find consolation for their fans or will City continue to push ahead!
HT: Manchester City 4-0 Chelsea. That wraps it up for the first half as Manchester City put out a blistering performance to go 4-0 ahead! Maurizio Sarri's men kept the faith and found themselves with a couple of chances to close the gap slightly - none executed. Can Chelsea mount an historic comeback, or will City run away with it in the second half? Stay tuned!
City have a last ditch effort before half-time for a fifth but David Luiz is there to intercept.
CHANCE CITY! A City free-kick is whipped across the face of goal as Aguero and Sterling are both there but neither can get a touch to direct it goalward.
The fourth official indicates that there will be two minutes of added time.
Possession has been all Chelsea's in the last five minutes! Can they get on the scoreboard before half-time?
Bernardo Silva brings Hazard down and Chelsea have a free-kick close to the corner flag.
CHANCE CHELSEA! Higuain comes close for Chelsea as Ederson diverts the strike which was headed for goal!
Sarri looks defeated as his side continue to try and find the back of the net.
Statistics reveal that Manchester City have had four attempts on target as the scoreboard reads 4-0!
Pedro has the chance to get a small consolation for Chelsea but Ederson comes off his line for a point blank save!
GOAAAAALLL NUMBER FOUR FOR CITY!!! Gundogan makes it four for Manchester City with another fabulous strike from the edge of the area! Guardiola's men are running away with it now!
Solsjkaer watches on from the stands as City have three inside the first 20 minutes!
ANOTHER GOOAAAALLL FOR CITY!!! Ross Barkley makes a huge mistake by trying to head it back to his keeper. Who should be there to capitalise...that man Aguerooo!
City have another free-kick. What damage can they do this time?
After just 15 minutes, Chelsea find themselves with a rather large mountain to climb.
GOAAAAAALLL MANCHESTER CITY!!! Aguero makes up for his earlier blunder as he scores an absolute beauty from distance to make it two for City. Top right corner, no keeper is stopping that one!
Eden Hazard has Chelsea's clearest chance of the game as he dribbles his way through the defence to take a shot with his left foot. It's a comfortable stop for Ederson.
An absolute shocker from Aguero as he finds himself with a tap-in for City's second and manages to put it wide!!! Guardiola drops to the floor in disbelief.
GOOAAAAALLL MANCHESTER CITY!!! A training ground free-kick is beautifully converted by Raheem Sterling who fires the ball past Arrizabalaga into the back of the net. Great start for the home side!
Jorginho brings Kevin de Bruyne down for Man City's first free-kick of the match!
Sergio Aguero will get us underway for this afternoon's Premier League thriller!
The stadium pays tribute to Emiliano Sala as both teams line up in the tunnel.
10 minutes to go before we're underway at the Etihad!
Maurizio Sarri's men are warming up for what is sure to be a tough tie between these two who are battling for a top-four, Champions League qualifying spot.
Guardiola's men will be looking for a home victory as they put the pressure on Liverpool at the top of the table. A win today would draw the two level on points, with City going top of the table on goal difference.
CHELSEA LINE-UP: Arrizabalaga; Azpilicueta, Rudiger, David Luiz, Alonso; Jorginho, Kante, Barkley; Pedro, Higuain, Hazard
MANCHESTER CITY LINE-UP: Ederson; Walker, Stones, Laporte, Zinchenko; Fernandinho, Gundogan, De Bruyne; Sterling, Bernardo, Aguero
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