- Match Analysis
Manchester City made it back-to-back 3-0 wins to inflict Jose Mourinho’s joint-heaviest defeat in the Premier League.
City controlled the entire match and despite Mourinho‘s claim that the result was “fake”, it could’ve been much worse for the defending champions.
Goals came courtesy of Sergio Aguero‘s first of the campaign, Vincent Kompany‘s second header in as many games and a late strike from Fernandinho.
It may well only be two games in but this was certainly a commanding message from City and could already be pivotal in this season’s title race.
With Chelsea already five points off the pace and Mourinho subbing John Terry for the first time under his reign, there were plenty of things to take away from this game.
Here’s five things we learned from this shocking defeat.
Chelsea romped to the Premier League title last season and it was purely down to the core of their team.
Cesc Fabregas, who topped with the most assists at 19 last season, was so often the provider to main striker Diego Costa and the brilliance of PFA Player of the Year, Eden Hazard.
Yet on Sunday, these players were all at sea. Costa spent the majority of the game looking for a scrap instead of the back of the net and Fabregas was ineffective both defensively and couldn’t provide anything going forward.
While Hazard simply failed to establish his presence in the game and was dealt with comfortably by the City back four.
Captain fantastic John Terry was substituted for the first time under Mourinho and was possibly the biggest message to Roman Abramovich that they need to strengthen.