#MCICHE: 5 Things We Learnt from Manchester City 1-0 Chelsea
Manchester City versus Chelsea was the most talked-about game heading into the Premier League Match Day 22. It was a game Chelsea needed to win to cut the gap between both clubs to seven points.
The home fans left the stadium excited following the result against the Champions of Europe. Here are five things we learnt from the game.
(1) Pep Guardiola's Master Class:
Manchester City have shown repeatedly that they are in a different world from other Premier League clubs. Pep Guardiola has conditioned his team to a way that no matter the team, you will be forced to play to the strength of the Cityzens. Chelsea were not allowed to play their free-flowing football as they sat back for the major part of the game waiting for a counterattack.
(2) Chelsea miss the strengths of Chilwell and James:
The duo of the wing-backs has both been ruled out of the Chelsea team in recent weeks. The strengths of both players have been key for the Blues in the opening games, but their absence has affected the performance of Chelsea in recent weeks. The lack of fast pace wing-backs was one of the reasons why Chelsea were pecked back by Manchester City.
(3) Romelu Lukaku:
The Belgian has struggled in front of the goal in recent weeks. Lukaku was in fine form when he joined the Blues during the summer transfer window. Lukaku scored in his opening two games for Chelsea against Arsenal and Aston Villa but has failed to replicate that performance in recent weeks.
(4) Jack Grealish:
The former Aston Villa player has also failed to hit the ground running since he moved to Manchester City during the summer transfer window. The English player had a clear chance on goal in the first half to put the home side ahead, but his effort could not beat Kepa in goal.
(5) Premier League Title:
The title race might be officially over for Chelsea following this result against Manchester City. The Blues needed a win against the Cityzens to give themselves any chance of hope in winning the Premier League this season. Manchester City have won 13 consecutive games in the league and if they keep this form, they will be crowned Champions by May 2022.