Chelsea without Victor Moses in their matchday 16 squad ended Manchester City’s unbeaten run in the English Premier League on Saturday defeating the champions 2-0 at Stamford Bridge, reports Completesportsnigeria.com.
A goal in each half from N’golo Kante and David Luiz saw Chelsea bounce back from their 2-1 loss in midweek to Wolverhampton Wanderers.
Manchester City who had not lost a Premier League game in eight months dominated the opening 45 minutes, creating chances against The Blues but were unlucky to go into the break behind.
There were a couple of chances for City to open the scoring before that, and the first fell to Raheem Sterling when he failed to get enough on his finish to truly test Kepa Arrizabalaga in the Chelsea goal.
Leroy Sane threatened to break the deadlock twice in quick succession after that as he first saw an effort from a tight angle saved by Kepa before being thwarted by a fine last-ditch block from Cesar Azpilicueta moments later.
Chelsea had not registered a shot as the clock ticked into the last minute of the first half, but Eden Hazard picked out N’Golo Kante, who slammed his finish into the roof of the net past a helpless Ederson.
Ederson was forced into his first save of the match just four minutes after the restart when he parried Willian’s free-kick away.
Chelsea doubled their lead with 12 minutes remaining when David Luiz met Hazard’s corner with a fine header which looped into the far corner via the underside of the crossbar.
Manchester City could not find a way back as their 21-match unbeaten streak came to an end, leaving them a point behind new Premier League leaders Liverpool, who are now the only remaining unbeaten team in the top fight this season.
Chelsea, meanwhile, move back into the top four having extended their unbeaten start at home under Maurizio Sarri.