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Manchester City has moved back to the top of the Premier League table courtesy of a 1-0 win over champions Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on Saturday.

"They had played two home games and had an extra day rest".

Despite the absence of Sergio Aguero after the Argentine striker broke a rib in a auto crash on Thursday, City dominated and nearly took a first half lead when Thibaut Courtois pushed out Fernandinho's header.

"Morata played three games in seven days and got injured", Conte said, as quoted by ESPN.

The result also served to equal the club record of five consecutive top-flight away wins, matching sequences established between April and September 1912 and May to September 2015.

Conte retained the same 3-5-1-1 system he had used against Atletico and his men threatened to pick up where they had left off in the Spanish capital, Morata glancing a header wide from N'Golo Kante's cross.

So for City to start their big trips with this controlled win against the reigning champions was a statement about being a more serious, competitive side this year.

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City eventually took the lead on 67 minutes as De Bruyne smashed in a superb left foot strike from the edge of the box which flew past Courtois.

City stayed in first place on goal difference from Manchester United, who won 4-0 against a beleaguered Crystal Palace side that is still without a point or goal. Marcos Alonso played one and a half games, because against Stoke I changed him.

Chelsea's lack of firepower became apparent as Morata's replacement Willian took his role in a formation lacking a striker.

Pep Guardiola insists Tottenham are very much part of the Premier League title race, but not before referring to them merely as the "Harry Kane team".

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City's clash with Spurs in December should make for a more interesting one after Guardiola's remarks, as the North London club will have a point to prove.

Speaking about the defeat to City, Fabregas believed exhausted legs played a huge part in the loss although he stressed there is still lots of twists and turns to come this season.

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