Chelsea weren’t competitive enough in defeat at Manchester City – Ivanovic

“It is exactly when they scored the second goal”.


In a match where Etihad Stadium unveiled the newly expanded South Stand, Manchester City ran rampant on Chelsea FC defeating the defending Premier League champions by a 3-0 scoreline.

And at Manchester United too, Louis Van Gaal’s players have kept two successive clean sheets, despite pressing questions over the resolution of their defence.

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But I think we have a fair idea that he’ll be closer to Ronaldo than not. It’s not even just the draw against Swansea City and the defeat to Manchester City that are necessarily bad-they’re both very good teams-it’s the manner of their performances that have fans and foes alike wondering what the future holds for the Blues.

On 19th August, 2005, Michael Essien finally completed a £24.4m move from French club Lyon to Premiership champions Chelsea. Liverpool might not have the funds to compete with the likes of Manchester City for the signing of Nicolas Otamendi, but there are still a number of options that could provide the solution to their defensive inadequacy (Athletic Bilbao’s Aymeric Laporte, for one).

It was an all-German affair at Wembley in 2011, when Bayern Munich beat Borussia Dortmund 2-1, then past year Real Madrid thrashed rivals Atletico 4-1 in Lisbon, the first final featuring two teams from the same city. So far this season the Red Devils have picked up maximum points with wins against Tottenham Hotspur and Aston Villa.

Saturday saw some interesting results with Southampton slumping to a 3-0 loss against Everton at St Mary’s.

Belgium striker Lukaku headed home Arouna Koneʼs 22nd-minute cross and swept in from Barkleyʼs astute pass on the stroke of half-time before the England midfielder neatly curled in a third goal six minutes from time.

In the transfer season so far, City have added a lot of English talent as they want to fulfill the homegrown quota rule of the Football Association.

“Together, we have to find out if we can find the solution”, said Advocaat.

Radamel Falcao and Juan Cuadrado have endured forgettable starts to their Premier League careers.



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