Chelsea suffer 6-0 humiliating defeat at Etihad to drop to 6th on the standings

Chelsea suffer 6-0 humiliating defeat at Etihad to drop to 6th on the standings

- Man City put six past Chelsea to earn a comfortable victory at Etihad

- The win saw them go top on the Premier League standings with 65 points

- Meanwhile, Chelsea dropped to sixth on the log with 50 points, level with Arsenal

Manchester City continued with their impressive run in the Premier League after embarrassing former Champions, Chelsea, 6-0 at Etihad Stadium on Sunday, February 10.

This was City's third test in their push to reclaim the EPL title after an arguably gruelling week that saw them battle Arsenal last weekend and Everton in midweek.

Both encounters saw the Pep Guardiola-tutored side pick maximum points as they leapfrogged Liverpool into the first place on the standings.

Knowing too well a win against the Blues would once again catapult his side into the top spot, Guardiola fielded a relatively strong side in the Sunday clash, with Sergio Aguero, Raheem Sterling and Bernado Silva starting upfront.

The lethal trio went on to play a pivotal part in City's victory, with Aguero bagging a brace in the first half.

Sterling opened the scoring for the hosts within just four minutes of game play, with the Englishman capitalising on Bernado's well-placed pass.

Aguero nearly made it two four minutes later, but missed the sitter before finally scoring in the 13th minute with a deliciously curled shot into the top corner.

The Argentinian extended the lead six minutes later after Chelsea's defensive lapse involving Rose Barkley and David Luiz.

Kepa's goalkeeping blunder saw Gundogan score from the edge in the 25th minute as the first half finished 4-0 in favour of City.

In the second half, Aguero bagged a hat-trick from the penalty spot, after sending Kepa the wrong way to make it 5-0.

Sterling wrapped up City's win from six yards off David Silva's gorgeous pass in the 80th minute to put the game beyond the Blues.

The Etihad outfit now sit on the summit of the Premier League standings with 65 points as Chelsea dropped to sixth.

Source: Yen.com.gh

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