TTSK– (Chelsea 4-4 Man City). Premier League matchday 12. Although Chelsea is showing signs of improvement, their form is not as good as Man City. The match took place according to an extremely crazy scenario and a total of 8 goals were scored from both teams.
Video Chelsea 4-4 Man City
The highlight match of round 12 of the Premier League is the confrontation between Chelsea and Man City at Stamford Bridge. Coach Pep Guardiola sent Doku onto the field instead of Jack Grealish while Pochettino used the Palmer – Sterling wings.
The two teams started quite quickly but there were many collisions so dangerous opportunities did not come soon. In the 21st minute, Cucurella fouled Haaland in the penalty area and Man City received a penalty. Haaland easily defeated Sanchez to open the score.
Chelsea immediately pressed forward to attack and they soon received the results. In the 29th minute, Palmer took a corner kick and Thiago Silva scored a dangerous header to equalize the score 1-1 for the home team. The surprise continued in the 37th minute when Gvardiol made a mistake and James quickly crossed for Sterling to score.
Unfortunately, Chelsea could not keep their advantage as the first half ended. Minute 45+1, Bernardo crossed the ball and Akanji jumped high and headed the ball into the opponent’s net in an unmarked position. The first half ended with 4 goals.
Right in the 2nd minute of the second half, Man City took the lead again. Foden had a good cross and Haaland rolled both his body and the ball into the opponent’s goal to score a double. Chelsea refused to give up and they continued to equalize. In the 67th minute, Ederson could only push away Gallagher’s shot and Jackson’s rebound was too difficult for the Man City goalkeeper.
The drama of the match has not stopped yet. In the 86th minute, Rodri shot from outside the penalty area. The ball hit Silva’s foot and changed direction, causing goalkeeper Sanchez to only stand and watch the ball fly into the net. It seemed like Man City had won, but the surprise came in the 90+1 minute.
Broja handled very skillfully in the penalty area to bring a penalty kick to the home team and Palmer successfully took it to set the score 4-4.
FT: Chelsea 4-4 Man City
Chelsea: Silva 29′, Sterling 37′, Jackson 67′, Palmer 90+5 (penalty)
Man City: Haaland 25′ (penalty) 47′, Akanji 45+1′, Rodri 86′
Chelsea: Sanchez, James, Disasi, Thiago Silva, Cucurella, Enzo, Gallagher, Caicedo, Palmer, Sterling, Jackson
Man City: Ederson, Walker, Akanji, Dias, Gvardiol, Rodrigo, Bernardo, Foden, Doku, Alvarez, Haaland
Chelsea just crushed big rival Tottenham 4-1 away from home in the previous round. This was Chelsea’s second consecutive victory in all competitions with a wide margin.
While Chelsea is struggling to regain the image of a big name, Man City is still maintaining remarkable strength. In the recent match against Young Boys in the Champions League, striker Erling Haaland, who had just recovered from injury, scored twice to help the Green Man crush the opponent by 3 goals without reply.
This 5th consecutive victory at all playgrounds helped Man City pass the group stage of Europe’s most prestigious club tournament 2 rounds early. Along with that, it also creates a huge spiritual boost before Man City enters the epic match with Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.
In terms of head-to-head performance, Chelsea is actually still better than Man City, winning 62 and only receiving 60 defeats in the 160 times the two teams met. However, in the last 6 encounters, the team that won the “treble” last season has completely overwhelmed Chelsea. Not only did Man City win all the time, Man City did not even let Chelsea score once in the above matches.