Full time here at the Etihad after a sensational performance from Pep's men, Aguero (3), Sterling (2) and Gundogan found the net in a night to forget for Maurizio Sarri's men. Manchester City 6-0 Chelsea.
Five minutes to go in the game and its been a miserable performance from Chelsea, a superb showing of attacking from the league's top scoring side who have now scored 49 goals in their 14 home matches in the league this season.
GOAL! Fantastic team goal from the hosts. Beautiful play around the box, Silva slid the ball through the Chelsea defense for Zinchenko who squares it perfectly for Sterling who is on hand to tap home! 6-0.
Emerson and Luiz stood over it but it was the former that let fly from the edge of the area. A wicked left footed shot is straight at the goalkeeper and it is gathered confidently by Ederson.
YELLOW! Loftus-Cheek bursts through the City midfield and Gundogan upends him on the edge of the area.. Chelsea with a chance to grab one back.
Third and final change for the hosts as Silva comes on for Fernandinho.
SAVE! Great play by City on the counter as Sterling uses his pace to lead the break, he finds Jesus who is through on goal but Kepa makes a great stop.
Sarri makes another substitution as Emerson comes on for Alonso.
YELLOW! Marcos Alonso is the next man into Mike Dean's book after a rash challenge on Bernardo.
Another change for Pep Guardiola's men as Mahrez comes on to replace De Bruyne.
Now a change for Sarri as Loftus-Cheek comes on to replace Pedro.
Substitution for Manchester City as Aguero makes way for Jesus.
BLOCK! Stones plays a sweet ball into the feet of De Bruyne who surges towards the Chelsea box, he squares up Rudiger as he lets a vicious shot fly from the edge of the box but the Chelsea defender throws his body to the ball to make a great block.
YELLOW! Jorginho goes into the book after a late challenge on Sterling.
SAVE! A rifled effort goes over the wall but Kepa does well to bat it away!
Chelsea throwing in the towel here. Jorginho makes a stupid foul on Aguero about 20 yards out. Chance this for De Bruyne.
GOAL! Calm as you like for the Aguero talisman, he scores his fifteenth hat trick for City and eleventh in the league which equals Alan Shearer's record with a composed finish into the bottom right corner, sending Kepa in the wrong direction.
PENALTY! Sterling beats Azpilicueta on the left flank as he surges into the box and the Spaniard brings him down. Aguero to equal the most Premier League hat tricks..
Substitution for Chelsea as Barkley makes way for Kovacic.
CROSSBAR! Pedro does well to clear a City corner but it is recycled wide for De Bruyne who skips past Barkley and whip in a sensational ball to Aguero who sends a thumping header into the crossbar!
The visitors get the ball rolling for the second half as they look to mount a near impossible comeback at the home of the Champions.
Half time here at the Etihad Stadium and WOW what a half it has been. Sterling sent the hosts into the lead after just 4 minutes, Aguero with a brace before the 20th and then Gundogan made it 4 on the 25th minute. Manchester City 4-0 Chelsea.
The Belgian steps up and curls the ball towards Ederson's goal but its well dealt with by the hosts.
Bernardo brings Hazard down on the left flank and Chelsea have the chance to get the ball into the danger area..
Chelsea starting to find their feet in the game as the move the ball around quite confidently despite the four goal deficit. They have created a few glimpses of goal but nothing good enough to beat Ederson.
SAVE! Ederson makes a great save as Higuain finds space on the edge of the area to let out a vicious volley that thunders towards Ederson's top corner but the flying Brazilian makes a great save!
Ten minutes to go in the first half and its been a steamroll from the champs as after going four up before the 25th minute. Chelsea still look shattered.
BLOCK! City happy to soak up pressure. Higuain again shows a nice touch to move himself into space. He unloads from 20 yards but Fernandinho is there to deal with it.
CHANCE! Pedro with a chance to spark a comeback for the visitors after a good move on the edge of the box by Higuain as he rolls his defender and puts him in against Ederson but the Brazilian keeper is equal to it!
GOAL! Sterling sizes up Azpilicueta on the left side and finds Aguero who is tackled by Luiz, the ball falls for Gundogan on the edge of the area and he fires into the back of the net! Manchester City 4-0 Chelsea.
GOAL! City grab a third! Zinchenko flicks the ball into the area and Luiz heads it out where Barkley somehow heads it back towards his goal where Aguero is waiting and the Argentine scores his 14th goal in 18 games against the Blues.
City with a chance to clip the ball into the area after Aguero was brought down Luiz, De bruyne clips it in towards Stones who can't direct his header towards goal and Chelsea clear.
Fifteen minutes gone here at the Etihad Stadium and City with yet another swift start, Sterling sent them into the lead after just 4 minutes, then Aguero missed an open goal before rifling a contender for goal of the season from the edge of the Chelsea b
GOAL! Aguero makes up for his horrendous miss with a wonder strike! Zinchenko does well to move the ball central from the left flank, Aguero gets the ball and shifts it onto his right foot before blasting an effort into the top corner!
Hazard goes on a mazy. He beats one, beats two, beats three and that takes him into the box. It's on his weaker left foot and he can only reverse an effort straight at Ederson.
MISS! Sensational play from the hosts once more as De Bruyne cuts through the Chelsea defense and squares the ball well for Bernardo who sends it across the box to the far post where Aguero waits, the Argentine looks poised but he somehow misses.
Great defending from Rudiger after De Bruyne lead City on the break, he finds Aguero down the right flank and the Argentine looks to cut into the box but Rudiger sticks a foot in and makes a crucial tackle for this side!
GOAL! Once again City take the early lead! De Bruyne takes a quick free-kick releasing Bernardo Silva down the right flank and he knocks it across the danger area where it eventually falls for Sterling who lashes it home from close range!
Chelsea with a bright start after Eden Hazard bursts down the left flank and puts a great ball in for Higuain who can't get a shot off just inside the box, moments the ex Juventus man sees his shot blocked by Stones.
Mike Dean is today's referee as the sound of his whistle indicates the start of today's feisty game. The hosts get the ball rolling..
Good afternoon and welcome to our LIVE coverage of today's Premier League action between Manchester City and Chelsea from the Etihad Stadium.
City XI: Ederson, Walker, Stones, Laporte, Zinchenko, Fernandinho, Gundogan, De Bruyne, Sterling, Bernardo, Aguero.
Bench: Muric, Otamendi. Danilo, Sané, Silva, Mahrez, Jesus.
Chelsea XI: Arrizabalaga, Azpilicueta, Rudiger, Luiz, Alonso, Kante, Jorginho, Barkley, Pedro, Higuain, Hazard.
Subs: Loftus-Cheek, Caballero, Kovacic, Giroud, Willian, Christensen, Emerson.
Pep Guardiola's Manchester City have dropped just 3 points at home this season as he makes three changes from the side that beat Everton during the week, Sane, Otamendi and Silva drop to the bench to allowing Sterling, De Bruyne and Zinchenko a start.
The Blues make two changes after thrashing Huddersfield 5-0 at Stamford Bridge last Saturday; Pedro and Rudiger come into the starting side at the expense of Willian and Christensen.
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