Mistakes cost Manchester City dearly in their pulsating 4-all draw with Chelsea at Stamford Bridge. The game was the perfect embodiment of what the Premier League is all about as both sides went on the attack for all three points. A draw was a fair result given how both teams played.
Esteemed Kompany host Steven Mcinerney reviews the game in the video below. The treble winners had an unusual number of key players well below their best which contributed to the open nature of the contest. City’s defence had an uncharacteristic off night with three of the back four well below their best. Kyle Walker, Ruben Dias and Josko Gvardiol all made errors that cost their side goals at crucial moments of the game. Credit must go to Chelsea for seizing on the mistakes and making City uncomfortable over the 90 minutes.
Two familiar faces had their say for Chelsea. Raheem Sterling and Cole Palmer both played significant roles for Mauricio Pochettino’s side. Sterling was a threat throughout the game and ran Kyle Walker ragged. He grabbed Chelsea’s second of the night after a host of errors from City allowed him to tap home. Cole Palmer levelled the game at 4-all with a stoppage-time penalty to earn Chelsea a point. The pair reminded City fans of their quality with their performances.
There were positives for City with a brace for Erling Haaland and an inspired display from Bernardo Silva. The pair did all they could to secure City three points but it wasn’t to be against a determined Chelsea side. Their performances showed just how vital they are to City.
Esteemed Kompany host Steven Mcinerney reviews the game in the video below as mistakes cost Manchester City all three points.