Kevin de Bruyne smashed a stunning second-half strike past fellow Belgian Thibaut Courtois, as Manchester City leapfrogged Manchester United on goal difference with a slender 1-0 victory. Chelsea's record signing was replaced by Willian.
City's pressure paid off as they took the lead in the 67th minute with a superb long range effort from Kevin De Bruyne. We are so sad for Benjamin; he's a guy who gives us a different spirit in the locker room. "After a game you can win or you can lose, but I think the most important thing is to see that your players give you everything", he continued. We have to try to send out the best formation in type of game.
Manchester City have enjoyed a good start to the season. Following the injury of Aguero and Mendy MCFC did not fall back and delivered a great team performance in London.
Antonio Conte and Chelsea could not find the net on Saturday and fell to a 1-0 defeat. "I don't think it's serious because he stopped before it could become serious".
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Koeman said ahead of the league clash with Burnley: "It's not time to find any more excuses, because that's not counting for you". Having played for Sean Dyche, I know Burnley will try to make things hard for us and we will have to be patient.
Christensen said: "I knew teams wanted me on loan, but that a two-year [arrangement] would be more appropriate for me". We had a game plan and we stuck to it and come out for three points.
However, asked whether the injury could be linked to the busy fixture list, Conte said: "On this issue I have already spoken and to repeat the same opinion is not good. It's a simple tactical decision".
Many questions were raised when the Blues chose the £70-million Morata to replace the outgoing Diego Costa, considering the fact that the Spanish worldwide had never managed to really establish himself as a first-team regular at Real Madrid.
"It sends out a big message", City left back Fabian Delph said.