Manchester City have taken the scalp from Chelsea for the second time in a week. On Thursday, the Citizens won the competition with 0-1, on Sunday in the third round of the FA Cup it was a dry 4-0. And that without Kevin De Bruyne and Erling Haaland.
Pep Guardiola gave his strong holders a rest before the cup clash with Chelsea. De Bruyne and Haaland watched from the bench. Although City didn’t need them in the least. Riyad Mahrez first brushed a free kick beautifully into the square, less than ten minutes later World Cup winner Julian Alvarez was allowed to take a penalty kick. In the end, both teams would go into halftime with a 3-0 on the board, as Phil Foden also scored his goal after a great combination. Chelsea and Graham Potter are in big trouble.
After the break there were no more goals from the London side, but one more from the home team from Manchester. That was another one from the dot. Mahrez put himself behind the ball this time and again didn’t give Kepa a chance.
City wins with a big 4-0 against a weak Chelsea. For Guardiola and co, it is heading towards the fourth round of this cup competition.