The desire to play in next season’s UEFA Champions League for Manchester City was greater than
The English Premier League Champions went into the Premier League game against Manchester City with almost nothing to play for except individuals imprinting their territories in the mind of new manager Antonio Conte.
Manchester City has a cause. A cause made stronger after Manchester United’s win earlier to officially send Jordan Ayew’s Aston Villa to the English Championship prior to the Chelsea vs Manchester City game at Stamford Bridge.
Manchester City, the away team however took hold of the game right from the start, causing Chelsea problems all over the place.
The pressure finally paid off when Sergio Aguero opened the scoring after 33 minutes of play. The Argentina international doubled the lead nine minutes after the interval before rounding his hat-trick off with a penalty goal against Asmir Begovic.
Thibaut Courtois had been sent off for a challenged on Fernandinho in the penalty box.
The win for Manchester City takes them to third position on the English Premier League table with Chelsea lying in tenth position.
Ghanaian defender Abdul Baba Rahman played in the entire duration of the game for Premier League champions Chelsea without a booking.