Sensational City hit Sarri’s struggling side for six

  • Sensational City hit Sarri’s struggling side for six

Sensational City hit Sarri’s struggling side for six

"You have to show them what champions look like, and I think we did that in the second half". At the beginning we were playing better at home than away and now we are better away than at home. "Sergio made an incredible goal, but it wasn't easy, we defended deeper like never before", said Guardiola.

While City responded in the flawless manner to Liverpool's victory on Saturday, Chelsea looked far from the top-four side they aspire to be.

"Sometimes lately I don't play Kevin, Sergio, it's what I believe, I see the opponents, it's hard".

His goals also took him to 160 in the Premier League overall, making him City's top scorer in league games ahead of Eric Brook and Tommy Johnson (both 158).

Aguero's hat-trick equalled Alan Shearer's competition record of 11 and was also his 15th in City colours. They beat us at Stamford Bridge [in December] and against Napoli last season [in the Champions League] it was tight, they were better in moments.

Asked if City were finding our collective best form now we are in February, Pep pointed out: "One week ago we played Newcastle, remember?!" Not a bad 65-minute run out for the in-form forward, who took his tally to 23 for the season and made it nine goals in his last six outings. Silva had weaved through the area to set up a gilt-edged opportunity but the Argentinian uncharacteristically poked wide.

Pep Guardiola's side should have been 2-0 up sooner though.

Aguero's second was gifted to him. Aguero was lurking in the six-yard box and punished the former Everton midfielder with a sharp turn and shot.

City eased off for the remainder of the first half, and Chelsea striker Gonzalo Higuain even managed to test goalkeeper Ederson with a sharp volley.

"The final of Carabao Cup, now it's tougher as they (Chelsea) will react". He did not have to wait much longer, however, as Sterling was felled in the box by Cesar Azpilicueta.

There seemed to be no let-up from City with De Bruyne firing a free kick at Arrizabalaga and Aguero shooting into the side-netting.

Sterling wrapped up a brilliant afternoon's work after substitute David Silva opened up the Chelsea defense yet again and Zinchenko picked out the winger to tap in from close range.

Sarri opted for his usual formation at Manchester City, as Chelsea were blown away 6-0 by Pep Guardiola's men, and all the Italian's changes from the bench were like for like replacements.