On another disappointing Saturday afternoon, Chelsea failed to excite their fans yet again, with a disappointing home defeat at the hands of Manchester City.The Blues were outmatched, outclassed and far inferior to the sky blue part of Manchester. It was poor all the way around, with nothing to give fans any hope or enjoyment.
The Citizens struck first through Sergio Aguero. Mikel failed to take control of the ball in the middle of the park, immediately following Chelsea’s corner kick.
De Bruyne broke free down the right wing and cut the pass back to Aguero who controlled well and fired an excellent shot into the bottom right-hand corner of the net.
They doubled their lead in the 54’ on another counter attack. Costa was dispossessed inside the visitors’ penalty area, and De Bruyne immediately lead City’s attack forward on an excellent run into the Chelsea half of the pitch.
He sprinted toward the box before sending the ball over to Nasri, who thread a lovely through ball into the path of Aguero. The Argentine beat both Ivanovic and Cahill and went on to slot it past Courtois.
If it wasn’t over after their second goal, it was surely over in the 78’.
City was causing all sorts of problems with their counter-attack. Fernandinho skipped past Cahill and was brought down by the legs of the charging Courtois, leaving the referee with no choice but to send off the Belgian.
The ensuing penalty was converted by Aguero to score his hat trick and put the game far out of reach.
Overall, Manchester City systematically topped Chelsea in every aspect of the match. Their counter-attacks proved to be too much for the Blues to handle. Their play far surpassed Chelsea and it essentially summed up the West Londoners’ entire season.
They were abysmal in every sense of the word and barely even had the chance to give the youth a chance, minus Loftus-Cheek and for a brief moment Traore and Kenedy.
Chelsea fans will be looking forward to the season coming to an end, where the rebuilding process can begin, and they can begin to forget this year’s disappointments.