Chelsea vs Man City: Hudson-Odoi's goal not enough to save Blues from 3-1 defeat

Chelsea vs Man City: Hudson-Odoi's goal not enough to save Blues from 3-1 defeat

- Chelsea vs Man City saw the Blues' winless run continue at home as the visitors won 3-1

- City shook off their COVID-19 crisis that saw a number of their key players ruled out of the clash to register a massive result

- Gundogan, Foden and De Bruyne scored a goal each in the first half to guide Guardiola's men to victory

- The result left Chelsea sitting eighth on the standings with 26 points as City moved up to fifth

PAY ATTENTION: Join Legit.ng Telegram channel! Never miss important updates!

Chelsea's hopes of returning to winning ways were dashed on Sunday evening, January 3, after they suffered a 3-1 defeat in the hands of Man City at Stamford Bridge.

The Blues were looking to capitalise on City's depleted squad after a COVID-19 crisis hit their camp for a chance to kick off the new year on an impressive note.

Read also

Jubilation for Jose Mourinho as Tottenham move to 3rd on PL standings after thrashing Leeds United

However, it was the visitors who reigned supreme at the Bridge, with Pep Guardiola's men proving too hot to handle.

PAY ATTENTION: Click “See First” under the “Following” tab to see Legit.ng News on your Facebook News Feed!

Despite a shaky start from debutant Zack Steffen who was drafted in goal in place of Ederson, City quickly settled into the match to take control in the early minutes of the tie.

Chelsea vs Man City: Hudson-Odoi's goal not enough to save Blues from 3-1 defeat
Chelsea boss Frank Lampard scratching his head for more ideas during his side's 3-1 defeat to Man City at Stamford Bridge. Photo by Marc Atkins.
Source: Getty Images

Their efforts were nearly rewarded in the 16th minute through Kevin de Bruyne, only for the Belgian to fluff the chance.

However, they went on to break the deadlock two minutes later via Ilkay Gundogan, who pirouetted gracefully into the far corner to break the deadlock.

Phil Foden doubled the advantage three minutes, clipping a first-time shot past Edouard Mendy after he was fed the ball by De Bruyne who later made it 3-0 in the 34th minute.

Read also

Ousmane Dembele rescues Barcelona from losing at Camp Nou in last game of the year

Rodri had a chance to put the game to bed shortly after the break but he was denied by Mendy who pushed the shot over the bar.

Frank Lampard was forced into a tactical change in the 64th minute, replacing Hakim Ziyech and N'Golo Kante with Billy Gilmore and Callum Hudson-Odoi.

Hudson-Odoi had a near-instant impact, scoring the home side's consolation in the dying minutes as the tie ended 3-1.

The result leaves Chelsea occupying eighth place with 26 points, with City climbing up the ladder to fifth with 29 points.

Legit.ng earlier reported that Premier League giants Chelsea are close to agreeing a mega-million deal with Spanish giants Atletico Madrid over the transfer of defender Marcos Alonso.

The Spaniard has found himself cast aside at Chelsea and on the offloading pile after he infuriated Lampard with some questionable and disrespectful behaviour during the draw against West Brom.

Read also

Just in: Heartbreak for Chelsea fans as hard-fighting Aston Villa force Blues to 1-1 draw

Alonso has not played at all since then despite the Blues missing Ben Chilwell at times, the attack-minded Spaniard is still being ignored by Frank Lampard at Stamford Bridge.

3 interesting footballing moments between Maradona and Nigeria | Legit TV

Source: Legit.ng

Online view pixel