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Four things we learned from Chelsea’s stunning win over City

first_imgSee also:Chelsea v Manchester City player ratingsChelsea pull off stunning victory over Man CitySarri explains his key decisions for Chelsea winChelsea suspend fans for alleged racial abuse of SterlingPolice investigate alleged racist abuse aimed at Sterling during Man City gameSarri planning to play Hazard as a striker again Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook N’Golo Kante netted just before the interval. [Picture: Adam Davy/PA Wire]Goals from N’Golo Kante and David Luiz gave Chelsea a stunning victory over the champions at Stamford Bridge.AdChoices广告The Blues’ 2-0 win ended Manchester City’s unbeaten start to the Premier League season.Here are four things we learned from the match.City are not invinciblePep Guardiola’s champions have maintained the fine form which saw them waltz to the title last season in the early months of this campaign. But, despite dominating possession in west London, Chelsea proved they can be beaten. The defeat – City’s first Premier League loss since April – leaves them a point behind title rivals Liverpool.Hazard is so versatileMuch was made of both managers opting to start without recognised strikers, particularly Maurizio Sarri’s decision to pick Eden Hazard as a ‘false nine’. After being starved of the ball in the first half, Belgium forward Hazard – who also operated in the role against City in March – showed his class in the crucial moments of the match by creating both goals.Hazard was involved in both Chelsea goals. [Picture: Adam Davy/PA Wire]Potency beats possessionFor all of their possession and pressing in attacking areas, City were guilty of creating little. Chelsea would have been grateful to go in goalless at half-time but Kante gave them an undeserved lead from which City could not recover. While the visitors had a handful of decent openings, they failed to register a meaningful attempt on goal until a Gabriel Jesus effort in injury time.Chelsea unlikely to mount title challengeDespite this victory, it appears unlikely that the Blues can sustain a serious title challenge. They struggled to touch the ball in the opening period and rode their luck in securing an unexpected victory. Their spirit and second-half performance will provide Sarri with plenty of positives, but City and Liverpool surely remain the standout sides.last_img read more

MLB trade rumors: Giants willing to deal Madison Bumgarner

first_imgTeams that have had preliminary discussions about Bumgarner include the Brewers, Phillies and Braves, the report claims. MLB free agency news: Braves sign 3B Josh Donaldson to 1-year deal MLB.com sources say Giants president of baseball operations Farhan Zaidi wants at least one top pitching prospect in return for Bumgarner, who is under contract for one more season at $12 million. Related News Are there any takers for a left-handed pitcher with dominant stuff and a ton of postseason experience? If so, the Giants have the guy for you.According to an MLB.com report, the Giants are willing to discuss trade proposals for ace Madison Bumgarner, a three-time World Series champion who has won 13 or more games six times in his career.center_img Kenley Jansen health update: Dodgers closer undergoes second heart procedure Lefties Patrick Corbin and J.A. Happ are still on the open market and could draw more interest than Bumgarner considering teams won’t have to ship off prime prospects for either free agent.Teams could also be wary of a Bumgarner deal after his second consecutive season of 21 starts or fewer as he’s dealt with multiple injuries. In the six seasons prior, Bumgarner, 29, started at least 31 games.last_img read more