City crumble Stamford Bridge, as United, Spurs record win

  • City crumble Stamford Bridge, as United, Spurs record win

City crumble Stamford Bridge, as United, Spurs record win

Manchester City produced a dominant performance against the title holders and former Chelsea midfielder Kevin De Bruyne scored a second-half victor in west London.

The excuse-making without making excuses continues and the culprit is once again fatigue as we hear another participant reflect on the 1-0 loss to Manchester City over the weekend.

City are top of the Premier League and De Bruyne, 26, has been key in their impressive start to the season. He is a guy that doesn't lose the ball he is aggressive and clever.

"He can do absolutely everything", Guardiola proclaimed post-match. "He has speed, fight and can attack through the channel".

Arsenal showed no signs of a European hangover as they eased past Brighton at the Emirates on Sunday but the Gunners are still 33/1 (34.0) outright, the same price as Liverpool who dropped more points domestically, this time against Newcastle.

"Jose with United always will be tough", he said.

Current Chelsea boss Antonio Conte described De Bruyne as "a complete player". It would have been a better idea for Conte to move forward with 3-4-3 instead, but he went for a more defensive style of play while at home. He's good - technical, fast, and he works hard for his team.

City eventually took the lead on 67 minutes as De Bruyne smashed in a superb left foot strike from the edge of the box which flew past Courtois.

The race for the Premier League title is already looking ominous with the two Manchester clubs first and second - with only goal difference separating the pair. These options could make him expendable.

"It is not easy to find that with this type of talent", he admitted.

For Pep Guardiola, Manchester City's 1-0 victory at Chelsea was a sign his team can now impose their style upon any of their title rivals, hailing an "important" moment in the leaders' bid to dethrone the Premier League champions. The 21-year-old Dane - along with Antonio Rudiger - looked assured once more in the centre of defence in the absence of last season's talismanic pairing of David Luiz and Gary Cahill, which will provide more good feeling for Conte.