Manchester City showed their title-winning credentials on Saturday, beating reigning champions Chelsea 1-0 at Stamford Bridge with a performance that left home supporters deeply disappointed.
Kevin De Bruyne grabbed the headlines for himself with a stunning finish in the 67th minute that was worthy of the win. It was three points that ensured they stayed at the top of the table after the weekend’s action.
City never looked in danger of losing the encounter from that point on and only a goal line clearance from Antonio Rudiger prevented the visitors from scoring a second.
Nothing went right for Antonio Conte’s side who lost key striker Alvaro Morata in the first half to injury, replaced by an ineffective Willian.
For Chelsea fans, their manager got his team selection and tactics wrong, with many questioning the decision not to bring on Michy Batshuayi when Morata suffered injury amongst other big calls from the Italian.
Supporters took to Twitter to share their thoughts…
Tactically shambolic from Conte yesterday. Game was over the second Willian stepped on the pitch. #cfc
— Danny Drinkbeer (@DanHowells96) October 1, 2017
— Olabayo Elusakin (@IAm_Bayo) October 1, 2017
Conte didnt pick up the right teams both against Arsenal and City. #CFC
— SlimShady (@BlueRain_2016) October 1, 2017
Conte should have brought on Pedro ahead of Willian. The latter has been absolutely atrocious. #CFC
— 👑rayнan👑 (@TheLoyalBlooRay) October 1, 2017
Conte was the reason behind loosing today #CFC
— Olasupo Olatoke (@tokkayboil) September 30, 2017
— Shoggy Dee (@Shoggy_Dee) September 30, 2017
— cristo franki lamps (@CAgisilou) September 30, 2017
— Jay E Effeff (@Jaguire19) September 30, 2017
— Victor Umeobiorah (@C0olvick) September 30, 2017
If Conte don't believe in Batsman, he better let him go. You no.1 striker got injured early in the game and you brought Willian? #CFC
— Red Rose 🎂🎈 (@Roseangel009) September 30, 2017