A close fought draw was probably a lot of people’s predictions before the match and that’s what we got. However, there was a lot to be learned from this game.
Here are the THREE Things we learned from Man City’s draw with Chelsea:
Diego Costa’s physical style led many to predict he’d be a success in the Premier League, and while this has so far been true, the Brazilian met his match in Vincent Kompany. Touché
Not many Premier League defenders can bully Diego Costa, but Kompany is one. Brilliant from City's captain so far.
— Daniel Storey (@danielstorey85) September 21, 2014
Hey Diego Costa? What's Kompany and Mangala's Back pockets like?
— Strongly Built Blue (@The_Wondaaakid) September 21, 2014
Mangala and Kompany owned Diego Costa. It has to be said.
— Corey Mann (@itscoreymann) September 21, 2014
Central defence was one of City’s few weak points last season, with Demichelis and Lescott letting the Citizens down on several occasions. The introduction of Mangala to this Manchester City team is encouraging for Manuel Pellegrini’s team but worrying for their opponents.
Mangala, 23, is the purchase City mention when they're accused of allowing this team to grow old together. He's been superb so far.
— Paul Hayward (@_PaulHayward) September 21, 2014
Impressed with Mangala, strength and pace.
— mathewparkinson (@mathewtheblue) September 21, 2014
Mangala looked class today,big game to play you're debut in stepped up to the task very well
— Scopesy (@Scopesy212) September 21, 2014
It was only ever going to end one way when Lampard starting warming up, right? The reasons that we say these kind of things is that they seem to happen so often in football. Fate, destiny, call it what you want, but situations like today tend to happen strangely often.
I'm not mad at Lampard, I'm just still in shock lmao.
— Emily Rogawski⚽ (@EmilyRogawski) September 21, 2014
Really love what Lampard said regardless. He was the most surprised that he scored out of all them.
— Wayne (@TNCProject) September 21, 2014
Frank Lampard comes on for Manchester City AGAINST Chelsea. Well this is weird. by @squawka
— English Football (@footieengland) September 21, 2014