Lets analyse the games especially this Man City vs Chelsea game that shattered the heart of Chelsea fans…
About the Manchester City vs Chelsea; the 6-0 demolition of Chelsea saw Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City move back above Liverpool into top spot in the Premier League.
Sergio Aguero equalled the record for Premier League hat-tricks as a rampant Manchester City thrashed Chelsea 6-0 at home to leapfrog Liverpool and return to the table’s summit.
Chelsea were hammered 4-0 at Bournemouth in their last away league match and Maurizio Sarri’s side were taken apart by the defending champions at the Etihad Stadium on Sunday, the Blues suffering their heaviest ever Premier League loss.
Raheem Sterling struck in the fourth minute and Ilkay Gundogan rapidly made it four after Aguero’s first-half double, with Chelsea unable to muster any response in the face of City’s incredible intensity.
Aguero, who also hit a treble in City’s last home league game against Arsenal, stroked home a penalty after the break to join Alan Shearer on 11 Premier League hat-tricks and Sterling struck late to complete the scoring.
Pep Guardiola’s side move above Liverpool on goal difference, with the Catalan coach enjoying a crushing victory against a side he has lost to on a record three league occasions.
City made a blistering start and led 4-0 inside 25 minutes, with Aguero on target twice.
Sterling opened the scoring with a thumping drive after Bernardo Silva’s cross deflected into his path, then Aguero somehow missed an open goal from three yards out.
Aguero soon made amends with a thunderous 25-yard drive after great work from Oleksandr Zinchenko and he then capitalised on Ross Barkley’s abysmal header to become City’s record league goalscorer.
City’s fourth came from Gundogan, his placed 20-yard shot beating Kepa Arrizabalaga, with Ederson brilliantly tipping over Gonzalo Higuain’s volley at the other end before the break.
Aguero’s header from Kevin De Bruyne’s cross crashed against the crossbar but the Argentina attacker was able to celebrate his historic treble in the 56th minute.
Sterling’s pace and skill drew a clumsy Cesar Azpilicueta foul inside the box and Aguero beat Kepa once more with an excellent penalty.
Guardiola was able to rest City’s hat-trick hero, De Bruyne and Fernandinho for the closing stages and Sterling tapped in a cross from the lively Zinchenko for a simple sixth.
For Liverpool vs Bournemouth; Sadio Mane, Georginio Wijnaldum and Mohamed Salah got the goals as Liverpool returned to winning ways and the PreLiverpool stormed back to the top of the Premier League with a dominant 3-0 win over Bournemouth on Saturday.
Sadio Mane scored for the fourth consecutive top-flight match in the 24th minute, after which point Jurgen Klopp’s side kicked into top gear to banish the memory of their lacklustre back-to-back draws against Leicester City and West Ham.
Mane opened the scoring in both of those games as well, but fabulously worked goals from the returning Georginio Wijnaldum and Mohamed Salah ensured there was no chance of another wobble.
Manchester City will return to the summit on goal difference if they beat Chelsea on Sunday. Such fine margins being at play mean Klopp might have liked to see a few more added to their tally as his team cut Bournemouth apart at will.
Ryan Fraser forced an early save from Alisson and his inventive attacking meant James Milner had to be on his guard, but the makeshift right-back produced a wonderful cross for Mane to powerfully head home.
Salah uncharacteristically missed his kick at the end of a 28th-minute counter-attack and the increased pressure on Bournemouth’s backline told when Andy Robertson picked out Wijnaldum, whose first touch and lobbed finish over Artur Boruc were immaculate.
Boruc palmed a stinging Salah volley over his crossbar in the final minute of the half and all of Liverpool’s fabled front three were involved when the Egypt superstar got on the scoresheet in the 48th minute.
Roberto Firmino ran off the back of Nathan Ake to collect Mane’s throughball and backheeled for Salah to coolly roll his 20th of the season into the bottom corner.
Mane powered a header wide from Wijnaldum’s chipped cross and the excellent Firmino played in Salah to clatter the crossbar in the 7th minute.
Wijnaldum made way for Trent Alexander-Arnold’s welcome return from injury, with the England international following Firmino in forcing a fine late stop from Boruc.
For Fulham vs Manchester United; Anthony Martial and Paul Pogba combined to clinical effect to give Manchester United a comfortable win at Fulham.
Manchester United moved into the top four of the Premier League table with a 3-0 victory over Fulham at Craven Cottage on Saturday.
Two goals from Paul Pogba and a superb solo effort from Anthony Martial secured a comfortable win for the visitors, their 10th in 11 matches in all competitions under caretaker manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
United, who kept player-of-the-month Marcus Rashford on the bench as they made six changes from the 1-0 win at Leicester City, were rarely troubled by a Fulham side who have now lost 23 of their last 24 league meetings with ‘big six’ opposition.
An encouraging start from Fulham saw Luciano Vietto scuff a volley wide from a promising position, and that miss was punished by Pogba 14 minutes in, the midfielder racing onto Martial’s pass and blasting left-footed beyond Sergio Rico at the near post.
United seemed happy to invite Fulham onto them in order to strike on the break, and they did so in ruthless fashion 23 minutes in. Phil Jones won back the ball and released Martial, who burst forward while holding off Denis Odoi, skipped beyond Maxime Le Marchand and slotted past Rico.
Fulham were unable to make any inroads against the United defence, prompting Claudio Ranieri to shift formation by bringing on Cyrus Christie for Andre Schurrle, prompting cries of ‘You don’t know what you’re doing’ from the home fans.
Ander Herrera saw a half-volley beaten away by Rico as United pushed for a third, and they promptly found it from the penalty spot 64 minutes in, Pogba sweeping the ball into the right-hand corner after Le Marchand tripped Juan Mata.
United substitute Alexis Sanchez shot straight at Rico when clean through and then saw his cross nodded just over by Scott McTominay, while Fulham’s best chance for a consolation goal fell to Ryan Babel, who somehow hit the outside of the post from practically on the goal-line, drawing a wry smile from his manager.
Arsenal vs Huddersfield
Jan Siewert celebrated Huddersfield Town’s first goal under his leadership but they suffered a 2-1 Premier League home loss to Arsenal.
Alex Iwobi and Alexandre Lacazette scored first-half goals to set up Arsenal’s 2-1 win at Huddersfield Town and earn their first away Premier League victory since November.
The Gunners had taken a single point from their past five away league games and were without Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Mesut Ozil and Aaron Ramsey for Saturday’s trip to Yorkshire.
Huddersfield, rock bottom of the Premier League, offered little resistance but did at least score for the first time since Jan Siewert replaced David Wagner as head coach thanks to Sead Kolasinac’s late own goal.
Victory moves Arsenal a point behind fourth-placed Manchester United in the congested race for Champions League qualification, with Chelsea going to Manchester City on Sunday.
Arsenal took the lead in the 16th minute. Kolasinac’s deep left-wing cross found Iwobi and his volleyed finish took a decisive deflection off Terence Kongolo.
Henrikh Mkhitaryan almost marked his return from seven weeks out with a foot injury with a goal but he could not beat goalkeeper Ben Hamer at the end of a flowing Arsenal move.
But he was involved in Arsenal’s second before the break, Mkhitaryan teeing up Ainsley Maitland-Niles for a driven low cross that Lacazette tapped in at the back post.
Huddersfield almost replied in the 50th minute but Adama Diakhaby’s driven effort from a low Kongolo cross was saved comfortably by Bernd Leno.
Iwobi should have added his second after Mkhitaryan fed him but he fired his shot into Hamer’s chest, while Leno denied Diakhaby again and Huddersfield’s home debutant Karlan Grant had an effort cleared off the line at the other end.
And the Huddersfield fans finally had reason to celebrate after four games without a goal as Kolasinac turned into his own net in the 93rd minute, while Leno then saved from Juninho Bacuna to protect the Gunners’ victory.