Manchester City Make a Statement against the Blues
Welly, welly, well, droogies.
The reigning Premiership champions were utterly humiliated by the crew they dethroned to the ominous tune that turns a 3-0 scoreline into a virtual dirge.
A big-branch match like this came surprisingly early in the schedule, leaving little time for a hypefest or sides to settle into the season. However, it quickly became clear that the Sky Blues were well-grounded from the start.
Talk about putting the boot in!
This became obvious from the nature of the game's first goal:
Four defenders around Sergio Agüero and still he scores this easily. Dosh well spent, City.
There were a few spells where a Chelsea comback might have been possible, but the Citizens weren't in the mood to allow raised hopes:
At least he didn't use his shoulder this time. As if it would've made any dif against the Baggies:
The final blow came five minutes from time, delivered with style by Fernandinho.
Out of carelessness, actually, but no one stops a rocket like that.
So City's the side that's setting the early pace, but it is early days, even for the monster clubs. Ask Chelsea. Swansea awaits.