Manchester City 1-0 Chelsea: tops 1-0 with a goal scored by K. De


MANCHESTER. Manchester City tops Chelsea 1-0 after K. De scored just 1 goal (70').

MANCHESTER. Manchester City beats Chelsea 1-0 after K. De scored just 1 goal (70′). Manchester City took advantage of its superior ball possession (56%).

The match was played at the Etihad Stadium stadium in Manchester on Saturday and it started at 12:30 pm local time. The referee was Craig Pawson who had the assistance of Lee Betts and Richard West. The 4th official was Jonathan Moss. The weather was cloudy. The temperature was quite cold around 6.2 degrees Celsius or 43.12 Fahrenheit. Humidity was up to 79%.​

Match Statistics

Manchester City was in firm control of the ball 56% while Chelsea was struggling with a 44% ball possession.

Manchester City was more aggressive with 70 dangerous attacks and 11 shots of which 6 were on target. Which is one of the reasons Manchester City won the match.

Manchester City shot 11 times, 6 on target, 5 off target. On the opposite side, Chelsea shot 4 times, 1 on target, 3 off target.


No yellow cards were issued to Manchester City. On the opposite side, Chelsea received 2 yellow cards (M. Alonso and M. Kovacic).

After this encounter, Manchester City will have 53 points to stay in the 1st place. On the opposite side, Chelsea will stay with 43 points to stay in the 2nd place.

Match Events

  • 7'

    M. Alonso

    Raheem Sterling - Manchester City - won a free kick on the right wing. Fouled by Marcos Alonso - Chelsea Marcos Alonso - Chelsea - receive yellow card for a foul.
  • 32'

    M. Kovacic

    Mateo Kovacic - Chelsea - receive yellow card for a foul. Corner - Manchester City. Conceded by Marcos Alonso.
  • 69'

    T. Werner

    C. Pulisic

  • 69'

    C. Hudson-Odoi

    H. Ziyech

  • 70'

    K. De Bruyne

    Goal! Manchester City 1, Chelsea 0. Kevin De Bruyne - Manchester City - shot with right foot from outside the box to the right corner. Assist - João Cancelo.
  • 82'

    M. Mount

    M. Alonso

  • 85'

    I. Gundogan

    K. De Bruyne

  • 88'

    Gabriel Jesus

    P. Foden

Next match

In the upcoming Premier League match, Manchester City will play away with Southampton on the 22nd of January with a 14-3 head to head in favor of Manchester City (3 draws).

Chelsea will play away against Brighton & Hove Albion on the 18th of January with a 6-0 head to head statistic in favor of Chelsea (3 draws).

Manchester City: Formation and Lineups

Manchester City started with a aggressive line-up (4-3-3).

The manager Josep Guardiola i Sala chose to play with the following team: Ederson (7.0), Kyle Walker (7.0), John Stones (7.5), Aymeric Laporte (7.2), João Cancelo (7.3), Bernardo Silva (7.0), Rodri (7.0), Kevin De Bruyne (8.4), Raheem Sterling (6.6), Phil Foden (7.4) and Jack Grealish (7.0).


Manchester City made 2 changes: K. De Bruyne for I. Gundogan (85′) and P. Foden for Gabriel Jesus (88′).

Top player: Kevin De Bruyne

Probably the most impressive player in Manchester City was Kevin De Bruyne.

His rating is (8.4) with 1 goal, 30 passes (76% accurate) and 2 key passes. He was won 6 duels out of 12. He performed 7 crosses.

Chelsea: Formation and Lineups

Chelsea started with a 3-4-2-1 line-up (3-4-2-1).

On the other side, Thomas Tuchel played with: Kepa Arrizabalaga (7.1), Antonio Rüdiger (6.7), Thiago Silva (6.2), Malang Sarr (7.4), César Azpilicueta (7.3), N’Golo Kanté (6.9), Mateo Kovačić (7.1), Marcos Alonso (6.8), Christian Pulišić (6.7), Hakim Ziyech (6.6) and Romelu Lukaku (6.3).


Chelsea made 3 changes: C. Pulisic for T. Werner (69′), H. Ziyech for C. Hudson-Odoi (69′) and M. Alonso for M. Mount (82′).

Top player: Malang Sarr

The player who no doubt impressed Chelsea the most was Malang Sarr.

His rating is (7.4) with 65 passes (87% accurate) and 0 key passes. He was won 4 duels out of 4.

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