Man City newbie earns praise in snoozefest

Anyone who managed to stay awake for the first half of the Manchester City vs. Chelsea clash would surely have noticed the colossus at the back for the Sky Blues. We’re not talking about Vincent Kompany this time, but instead newbie, Eliaquim Mangala.

The Frenchman – a £32m buy from Porto over the summer – slotted straight into Manuel Pellegrini’s XI, looking at home against, arguably, the league’s best striker in the shape of Diego Costa. Have City got a partner fit to play alongside Vinny at last?

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