During the second half, the home team continue to impose, even as Chelsea resisted.
They did not shake hands after their first meeting in England in October 2013, when Mourinho’s Chelsea snatched a late Fernando Torres victor at Stamford Bridge and the Portuguese celebrated extravagantly.
After a flurry of near-misses, Sergio Aguero broke the deadlock by exchanging passes with Yaya Touré, darting into the box and placing a low shot beyond the reach of Asmir Begovic, deputising for the suspended Thibaut Courtois.
It was a fitting beginning as Manchester City took the game to their opponent. “It is impossible to dominate against Chelsea but in their best moments they created just one chance to score”.
“We still have a strong squad”.
Chelsea have been ridiculed for posting an overly biased match report on their official website after the reigning Premier League champions were outclassed and comprehensively beaten by Man City on Sunday.
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Former Liverpool centre-back Jamie Carragher agreed, saying: “I think Chelsea will get back into the title race, and John Terry will be in there”.
Stones has been earmarked as a long-term successor to John Terry, who was unceremoniously substituted at half time by Mourinho, citing reasons that he wanted to play a high line, which needed the pace of Kurt Zouma from the bench.
“The five points mean absolutely nothing but it is a blow to one of the direct contenders”.
“I think the manager made too much of a point about how right he was over the substitution”.
“If the 1-0 was a doubtful result at minute 70, 3-0 is completely fake”, he explained. “Yesterday, we didn’t compete with them and this was the problem for us in this game”. But it’s more positive for Manchester City, I can see the evolving team, the changing team happening, because they were stale for the last 12-18 months and that’s slight different.
“I’m the one that plays John every game, made him captain, brought him back from a hard situation with other managers”.