Kevin De Bruyne sends Man City top with victory over Chelsea
Chelsea 0 - 1 Man City

Kevin De Bruyne sends Man City top with victory over Chelsea

Manchester City demonstrated their Premier League title credentials with a dominant 1-0 victory at champions Chelsea.

Kevin De Bruyne scored the only goal as Pep Guardiola's men suffocated Chelsea with their intensity to move six points clear of the holders after seven games.

Chelsea lost striker Alvaro Morata to an apparent hamstring problem in the first half and were second best to a City side denied when Thibaut Courtois saved from David Silva and then Fernandinho.

De Bruyne's left-footed strike from the edge of the area proved decisive against his former club, to give City a sixth win from seven games and inflict Chelsea's second loss of the season.

De Bruyne left Chelsea for Wolfsburg in January 2014 and moved to City for ВЈ58million 18 months later. He is proving his calibre after being deemed surplus to requirements under then Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho.

Antonio Conte's champions were the only side to beat City at home and away last season, but City had conceded just twice, dropping just two points, in their six prior games and not at all in September.

City's line-up showed the strength of resources, even with Sergio Aguero absent following his car crash in Amsterdam.

Manchester City demonstrated their Premier League title credentials with a dominant 1-0 victory at champions Chelsea.

Kevin De Bruyne scored the only goal as Pep Guardiola's men suffocated Chelsea with their intensity to move six points clear of the holders after seven games.

Chelsea lost striker Alvaro Morata to an apparent hamstring problem in the first half and were second best to a City side denied when Thibaut Courtois saved from David Silva and then Fernandinho.

De Bruyne's left-footed strike from the edge of the area proved decisive against his former club, to give City a sixth win from seven games and inflict Chelsea's second loss of the season.

De Bruyne left Chelsea for Wolfsburg in January 2014 and moved to City for ВЈ58million 18 months later. He is proving his calibre after being deemed surplus to requirements under then Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho.

Antonio Conte's champions were the only side to beat City at home and away last season, but City had conceded just twice, dropping just two points, in their six prior games and not at all in September.

City's line-up showed the strength of resources, even with Sergio Aguero absent following his car crash in Amsterdam.

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