Premier League

  • 33’ S. Agüero
  • 54’ S. Agüero
0 Extra Time 0
0 Full Time 3
0 Half Time 1
17/04/2016
Premier League
Stamford Bridge
Attendance 41,212

    Timeline

    • KICK OFF
    • 45'
      Costa spins round Mangala with ease in the middle of the pitch before charging towards the edge of the City penalty area, but just as he's about to penetrate the box he's brought crashing to the ground by a heavy sliding challenge from Otamendi, who receives a yellow card and gives away a free-kick
    • 90'
      Chelsea come back again and do well to win themselves a corner on the left wing, which is punched away from danger by Hart. The ball bounces out to the left wing, where it finds Fabregas, but the Spaniard is slightly offside and the linesman's flag is quickly raised just as he slots the ball under t
    • HALF TIME
    • 45'
      Willian steps up and unleashes a curling shot from the resulting free-kick which has far too much power behind it, resulting in the Brazilian's effort clearing the top of the crossbar by quite some distance.
    • 90'
      To their credit, Chelsea are still pushing forward and are now looking more determined after finding a slight amount of joy against the City back line. Rahman darts down the left wing and cuts inside before firing a dangerous low cross into the middle of the six-yard box, but there are no blue shirt
    • 0'
      All in all, it's been a miserable afternoon for Chelsea, who were torn apart by an excellent performance from their opponents. City constantly caused the hosts plenty of problems on the break, and they showed no sign of fatigue after their midweek win against Paris Saint-Germain and instead pulled o
    • 0'
      FULL-TIME: CHELSEA 0-3 MANCHESTER CITY
    • 0'
      The two teams are making their way back out onto the pitch ahead of the start of the second half. Neither side have made any substitutions during the half-time break.
    • 0'
      It's been an incredibly entertaining first half of football, as both sides are pushing hard for the win and, as a result, are committing plenty of bodies forward. City have arguably looked the better of the two teams, however, and head into the half-time break with a well-deserved one-goal lead than
    • 0'
      HALF-TIME: CHELSEA 0-1 MANCHESTER CITY
    • 0'
      The two sides are making their way out onto the pitch, with just a few minutes to go until kick-off.
    • 0'
      Meanwhile, City boss Manuel Pellegrini has also made four alterations to the side that featured in the midweek win against Paris Saint-Germain, with Bacary Sagna, Gael Clichy, Fernando and David Silva making way for Pablo Zabaleta, Aleksandar Kolarov, Yaya Toure and Samir Nasri.
    • 0'
      Guus Hiddink has decided to make four changes to the Chelsea side that started the defeat away to Swansea last weekend, with Thibaut Courtois and Diego Costa both returning to the starting line-up. Meanwhile, Gary Cahill and Willian start in place of Matt Miazga and Oscar, respectively.
    • 0'
      Manchester City substitutes: Caballero, Sagna, Demichelis, Fernando, Delph, Iheanacho, Bony.
    • 0'
      Manchester City XI (4-2-3-1): Hart; Zabaleta, Otamendi, Mangala, Kolarov; Toure, Fernandinho; Navas, De Bruyne, Nasri; Aguero.
    • 0'
      Chelsea substitutes: Begovic, Miazga, Matic, Kenedy, Falcao, Traore, Pato.
    • 0'
      Chelsea XI (4-2-3-1): Courtois; Azpilicueta, Ivanovic, Cahill, Rahman; Fabregas, Mikel; Willian, Loftus-Cheek, Pedro; Costa.
    • 0'
      There’s just over 15 minutes left to go until kick-off, so let’s have a look at how the two teams will be lining up afternoon…
    • 0'
      Whilst it has been nowhere near as bad as Chelsea’s, City’s Premier League campaign has also been a disappointing one, as several poor results have resulted in them dropping 15 points behind league leaders Leicester, ending their chances of treating Pellegrini to another league title in his final se
    • 0'
      With just six games left to play, Chelsea’s aim remains to finish a thoroughly disappointing season on as much of a high as possible. Despite performing far better under the watchful eye of Guus Hiddink, the reigning champions still look far from their best and, as a result, head into today’s big cl
    • 0'
      Good afternoon and welcome to our live text commentary of today’s Premier League game between Chelsea and Manchester City at Stamford Bridge.
    • 1'
      And we're off! City get us underway, attacking from left to right.
    • 1'
      Another vital stop by Mangala! Fabregas fights with Nasri on the right wing and wins the ball for Chelsea before quickly moving it on to Loftus-Cheek. The youngster meets it just outside of the City box before trying to poke a pass into the path of Costa, but once again the French centre-back is the
    • 2'
      City move the ball around well before Kolarov bursts down the left wing on a marauding run. He then tries to play a quick one-two with Nasri but the duo aren't on the same wavelength and possession is given to Chelsea. Willian charges forward on a quick counter-attack before trying to tee up Costa o
    • 4'
      Vital block by Cahill! An attempted Chelsea attack breaks down, allowing Navas to fly forward on a brilliant run down the right channel. He sprints into the hosts' half of the pitch before finding De Bruyne, who then fires an excellent low cross into the middle of the penalty area, where it finds Ag
    • 6'
      A chipped pass forward from Mikel causes some problems for Kolarov, and he's forced into firing the ball out of play for a throw-in deep down the right wing. It's taken quickly and worked over to Willian, but once again his pass fails to find a way past Mangala on the edge of the City box.
    • 7'
      Off the line! A lofted pass forward looks to be an easy one for Otamendi to deal with, but he completely misreads the flight of the ball and allows it to land in the path of Costa. Hart rushes out to try and deal with the danger but the striker is just about able to tee up Pedro, who unelashes a thu
    • 8'
      Another chance for Chelsea! At the other end of the pitch, a low shot from De Bruyne tests Courtois at the near post, but the Belgian is easily able to save the effort. The hosts then push forward quickly before a lovely through-ball is sent into the path of Pedro, but the Spaniard is beaten to the
    • 10'
      Chelsea score, but it's offside! City are far too lax in possession, allowing the hosts to put them under plenty of pressure inside their own half of the pitch. Rahman sticks to Navas like glue before poking the ball away from the Spaniard and into the path of Costa, who then charges forward before
    • 12'
      Nasri and Kolarov link up well deep down the left wing before the latter fires a dangerous low cross into the heart of the Chelsea penalty area. It looks set to find Aguero, who had made a great run towards goal, but Ivanovic is there to clear the danger at the vital moment before Fabregas tries to
    • 14'
      Kolarov, who has started the game brightly, once again finds himself in a pocket of space just outside of the Chelsea penalty area. He looks up but can't see a teammate in a good position, so he instead tries to penetrate the box himself, but just as he's about to he's dispossessed by a strong tackl
    • 16'
      Navas and Rahman battle for the ball deep down the right wing before the Spaniard fires a cross off the full-back and out for a corner. It's whipped into the middle of the hosts' penalty area but fails to trouble the group of blue shirts camped inside the box, resulting in City being forced to start
    • 18'
      Fernandinho sloppily gives away possession inside the City half of the pitch, and once again Chelsea try to hit the visitors on a quick counter. Loftus-Cheek charges down the right wing before cutting inside and teeing up Costa, but the Spaniard's strike from just outside of the penalty area is defl
    • 20'
      Great opportunity for Loftus-Cheek! Costa battles his way before earning his side a throw-in, which is taken quickly. It's worked over to the youngster, who bursts into the left-hand side of the City penalty area before firing a thumping low shot that Hart does well to tip round the post with a stro
    • 22'
      Willian weaves through the middle of the pitch before sending a pass out to Rahman, who is in acres of space over on the left wing. The full-back bursts forward and then fires a deflected cross into the path of Pedro, who brings the ball down before firing a deflected shot out for a corner.
    • 23'
      Willian's swinging cross from the set-piece finds Cahill, who also sees an attempted shot deflected out of play for a corner, once again on the left. This time, the Brazilian tries to pick out a teammate at the near post, but Toure is there to tower above the Chelsea players before clearing the dang
    • 24'
      Fantastic save by Courtois! After dealing with the danger, City take Chelsea completely by surprise by flying forward on an excellent counter-attack. Toure charges through the middle of the pitch before teeing up De Bruyne with a beautiful through-ball, but the Belgian is unable to beat the hosts' g
    • 25'
      Toure skips past Fabregas in the middle of the pitch far too easily before picking out Navas with an excellent pass over to the right-hand side of the Chelsea penalty area. He flies down the wing before sending a dangerous cross into the heart of the box, but it's cut out by Cahill before it can fin
    • 27'
      Another vital save by Courtois! Navas nutmegs Rahman wonderfully on the right wing before firing another good cross into the Chelsea box, but this time there's no one there to meet it. The ball eventually comes back to Aguero, who then tees up Nasri with a lovely pass through the middle of the hosts
    • 29'
      Pedro and Fabregas try to patiently work their way down the left wing before the latter is clattered into by a strong sliding challenge from Zabaleta, who is shown the first yellow card of the afternoon as a result.
    • 30'
      Chelsea take the resulting free-kick short and work the ball over to the right wing, where Loftus-Cheek is clumsily pulled to the ground by Mangala near to the corner flag, resulting in the referee blowing for another foul. Willian steps up and curls a great cross into the middle of the penalty area
    • 31'
      The hosts come back at City once again, and this time it's Pedro who breaks down the left flank before seeing his deep cross poked out of play for a corner by Kolarov. The visitors deal with the danger, however, and try to kick-start a quick counter-attack through Aguero, but the striker is put unde
    • 32'
      A low Pedro cross deflects off Zabaleta and out of play, resulting in yet another corner for Chelsea. Fabregas curls a cross towards the edge of the six-yard box, but once again Toure is there to easily clear the danger under very little pressure from any blue shirts.
    • 33'
      G S. Agüero Assist S. Nasri
    • 33'
      GOAL! City have taken the lead! Mikel sloppily fails to control the ball in the middle of the pitch in the immediate aftermath of the Chelsea corner, allowing De Bruyne to break away on a wonderful run down the right wing. The Belgian flies forward before cutting a pass back to Aguero, who controls
    • 35'
      What a cross by Pedro! The Spaniard is causing Zabaleta plenty of problems down the left wing, and once again he flies past the full-back before firing a wonderful pass across the face of goal. It can only find Kolarov, however, and he then pokes the ball out of play for a corner. Willian steps up a
    • 37'
      Lovely play by Kolarov! The Serbian makes an excellent run down the left wing and beats Azpilicueta far too easily before cutting into the penalty area. He plays a quick one-two with Aguero and then looks to shoot, but he completely scuffs his first-time strike and sends it trickling into the hands
    • 39'
      Nasri and Kolarov have formed a wonderful partnership down the left wing, and they're causing Azpilicueta all sorts of problems as a result. Once again, they link up well before the latter curls a dangerous cross into the middle of the Chelsea box, but there's nobody there to meet it and the ball en
    • 41'
      Chelsea, who have been pushed on to the back foot for the past 15 minutes, patiently work the ball around inside the City half of the pitch as they try to find a way into the visitors' penalty area. It eventually finds Fabregas, who then tries to poke a pass towards Costa, but Zabaleta is there to c
    • 43'
      What a tackle by Cahill! Not for the first time today, City deal with the pressure from the hosts well before breaking forward on an excellent counter-attack. De Bruyne charges into the space left in the middle of the pitch and then tees up Aguero with a lovely through-ball, but just as the Argentin
    • 45'
      The fourth official has indicated that there will be just one minute of added time.
    • 46'
      And we're underway once again!
    • 47'
      Cahill pushes into the City half of the pitch before sending a poor pass off Nasri and back into his path. He then tries to break forward once again but is fouled by a hefty, and poorly-timed, challenge from the Frenchman, who becomes the latest player to receive a yellow card as a result.
    • 49'
      What a chance for Loftus-Cheek! Pedro embarks on a great run down the left wing and penetrates the penalty area before firing a fantastic cross right into the path of the youngster, but he's caught in two minds about what to do and ends up sending an unconvincing volleyed strike straight up into the
    • 51'
      Another opportunity for Loftus-Cheek! Chelsea quickly win back possession and the youngster charges towards the edge of the City penalty area before unleashing a thumping shot, but there's far too much power behind the strike and it ends up flying comfortably over the top of the crossbar as a result
    • 52'
      Pedro and Zabaleta battle for the ball deep down the left wing before the Spaniard does well to earn his side a corner. Willian steps up and curls a cross towards the edge of the six-yard box, but Hart is there to clear the danger with a strong punch that takes the ball away from the head of Ivanovi
    • 54'
      G S. Agüero Assist S. Nasri
    • 54'
      GOAL! Another counter-attack, another goal for City! Costa is dispossessed inside the visitors' penalty area, and De Bruyne immediately flies forward on an excellent run into the Chelsea half of the pitch. He sprints towards the box before sending the ball over to Nasri, who then threads a lovely th
    • 54'
      Assist Samir Nasri
    • 56'
      It's all City as they keep putting Chelsea under an incredible amount of pressure, but the hosts are just about managing to keep the visitors at bay. The ball pinballs around the penalty area as one after another Toure, Navas and Nasri all try to unleash shots, but they're quickly closed down and ar
    • 58'
      City keep coming back at Chelsea as they look for their third goal with wave after wave of attacks, but each time the hosts are just about able to hold on. After spending plenty of time on the back foot, they're finally able to push forward through Fabregas, who is then fouled as soon as he makes it
    • 60'
      Navas picks up the ball near the halfway line on the right wing and quickly sends a lovely pass down the right flank. The Argentine flies forward as he tries to get on to the end of the through-ball, but Ivanovic is there to out-muscle him before Courtois then nervously fires the ball out of play fo
    • 62'
      Nasri is clumsily fouled by Mikel, resulting in a free-kick for City in the middle of the pitch. It's taken short and worked around quickly before Navas tried to chip a pass into the Chelsea penalty area, but Azpilicueta sticks out an arm to stop the ball from beating him, resulting in the Spaniard
    • 63'
      Toure steps up and tries to curl a strike into the top left-hand corner of the goal from the resulting set-piece, but there isn't enough height on the effort and it ends up deflecting off the wall of Chelsea players and away from danger.
    • 65'
      Excellent save by Courtois! City break forward quickly before Aguero picks up the ball just outside of the Chelsea penalty area. He holds up the ball well before picking out Nasri with a wonderful through-ball over to the left-hand side of the box, but the Frenchman's low shot is brilliantly stopped
    • 66'
      Zabaleta is very lucky indeed! Pedro breaks down the left wing on an excellent run before being cynically barged to the ground by the Argentine, who has already been booked. The Chelsea fans all scream for a red card, but the referee instead only awards a free-kick to the hosts before giving the ful
    • 67'
      SI B. Sagna SO S. Nasri
    • 67'
      Ironic cheers ring around Stamford Bridge as Sagna comes on to replace Zabaleta, who looks incredibly frustrated at being substituted, despite it being a necessary move by Pellegrini.
    • 69'
      It just isn't working for Chelsea, who aren't finding much joy inside the City half of the pitch. Azpilicueta and Loftus-Cheek initially link up well deep down the right wing before the youngster tries to play a one-two with the Spaniard, but his attempted pass back to the full-back is poor and roll
    • 70'
      SI Kenedy SO S. Nasri
    • 70'
      SI B. Traore SO S. Nasri
    • 70'
      And the second is Kenedy, who takes the place of Pedro.
    • 70'
      Chelsea have decided to make a double substitution in an attempt to try and find a way back into the game. The first player to come on is Traore, who replaces Willian.
    • 72'
      Chelsea try to push forward on an attack down the right wing, but once again it comes to nothing and City are able to regain possession. Nasri then tries to beat Mikel but is clumsily fouled by the Nigerian, who is shown a yellow card as a result.
    • 74'
      Kenedy has looked bright since coming on, and he's been causing a few problems for the City back line whenever he has the ball at his feet. He cuts inside from the left and penetrates the penalty area before going down under a sliding challenge from De Bruyne. The Brazilian immediately screams for a
    • 75'
      SI F. Delph SO S. Nasri
    • 75'
      Nasri looks to have picked up an injury, and he limps off the pitch to be replaced by Delph for the final 15 minutes of the game.
    • 77'
      Chelsea work the ball around on the edge of the City penalty area, but they just can't seem to cause the visitors too many problems with any of their half-hearted attacking moves. This time it's Kenedy who unleashes a shot from the edge of the box, but there's no power behind the effort and it ends
    • 78'
      RED CARD! Chelsea's game has gone from bad to worse! Once again, City cause the hosts all sorts of problems with a swift counter-attack. Fernandinho flies through the middle of the pitch on an excellent run and skips past Cahill before being brought down by the legs of Courtois, who leaves the refer
    • 79'
      SI A. Begović SO S. Nasri
    • 79'
      Luckily for Chelsea, they still have one substitution available, so it's Mikel who makes way for Begovic before the penalty is taken.
    • 80'
      GOAL! Hat-trick for Aguero! The Argentine steps up and fires a wonderful strike into the bottom left-hand corner of the net to wrap up an excellent day for his side. Begovic had dived the other way, but even if he had guessed right then there's no way he would have been able to keep out the City str
    • 82'
      Chelsea move the ball around quickly inside the City half of the pitch as they try to find a way back into the game, but it just isn't working for them and they can't seem to cause the visitors any problems whatsoever. Kenedy darts across the box before teeing up Fabregas, but the Spaniard's attempt
    • 84'
      City are now toying with Chelsea as they patiently hold on to the ball deep inside the hosts' half of the pitch. De Bruyne then spots Begovic slightly off his line and tries to beat the Bosnian with a rocket of a shot from 25 yards out, but it's far too powerful and ends up clearing the top of the c
    • 85'
      SI K. Iheanacho SO S. Nasri
    • 85'
      Aguero receives a standing ovation from the City fans (and some Chelsea ones too) as he makes his way off the pitch to be replaced by Iheanacho for the final five minutes of the game.
    • 87'
      It's all City at the moment as they patiently pass the ball around and keep it as far away as possible from Chelsea, who are finding it difficult to close down the visitors and look entirely bereft of confidence. It's been a very disappointing afternoon for Hiddink's men, the vast majority of whom h
    • 88'
      Chelsea are finally able to win back possession and try to push forward, but they're quickly put under pressure by the City midfield, who are still working hard and are putting their opponents under plenty of pressure in the middle of the pitch.
    • 89'
      Late chance for Chelsea! Costa, who has seen very little of the ball during the second half, cuts inside from the left wing and forces Hart into making a smart save with a low shot from the edge of the penalty area. The goalkeeper gets down well but can only push the ball out to Kenedy, but luckily
    • 90'
      The fourth official has indicated that there will be four minutes of added time.
    • FULL TIME

    Line Up

    ACTIVE
    Midfielder
    brazil
    Fernandinho
    25

    SUBSTITUTES

    Attacker
    spain
    Pedro
    11
    70'Substituted
    Attacker
    brazil
    Willian
    22
    70'Substituted

    MANAGERS

    spain
    Josep Guardiola

    Statistics

    OVERVIEW

    Possession 0% 0%
    Effective Chances 0 0
    Shots on Target 0 0
    Turnovers 0 0

    POSSESSION

    Passes 0 0
    Passing Accuracy 0% 0%
    Passing Accuracy in opponent’s half 0% 0%
    Crosses 0 0
    Crossing accuracy 0% 0%

    ATTACK

    Shots 0 0
    Shots outside the box 0 0
    Shots inside the box 0 0
    Shooting accuracy 0% 0%

    DEFENCE

    Tackles 0 0
    Effective Tackles 0% 0%
    Blocked Shots 0 0
    Clearances 0 0
    Saves 0 0

    DISCIPLINE

    Fouls Conceded 12 15
    Yellow Cards 2 3
    Red Cards 1 0
    Offsides 0 0

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