At 030 Beijing time on January 9, one of the biggest conversations in English football began when Manchester City hosted Chelsea in the third round of the FA Cup. The two sides met again within four days, with City winning 4-0 for the third time this season.
Guarshuai used a semi-dominant lineup for City, with captain Walker, Rodri, B bench, Mahrez, Alvarez and others playing successfully. Chelsea, Jozinho, Kovacic, Mount, Haverts and others play. Chelsea, who lost coach Tuchel and brought in Graham Potter, have dropped to 10th in the Premier League with 22 points, while City remain in the title race with 39 points, opening up a significant gap this season.fc barcelona vs viktoria plzeň lineups
Before the game, both sides for the Italian football legend Vialli mourning. As soon as the whistle sounded, the two teams got into the game, but the early pace was not very fast and both sides seemed to be holding back. It wasn’t until the 23rd minute, when Mahrez was brought down upfield and City were given a free kick, he stepped up and fired home a stunning free-kick himself. The deadlock is broken and the score is 1-0!
Just after six minutes, Chelsea conceded again. In the 29th minute of the game, the VAR confirmed that Haverts handball sent point, Alvarez stepped forward to the right foot shot successful penalty hit, Manchester City has the advantage of 2 goals!
Chelsea had lost 1-0 at home to Manchester City on 6 January and would have been looking for a win in another stadium. It has to be said, however, that in contrast to Manchester City, who played in their usual style at home, the Blues looked as if they had no desire, felt their players were not playing well and the defence was porous.
Chelsea have been in really bad form recently, with the new manager’s tactics failing to adapt and a spate of injuries, the Blues have not been at their best for a long time. In the 38th minute, Walker crossed into the penalty area and Foden scored, giving City a 3-0 lead.
After the goal was dropped, the camera went to Chelsea defender Wesley Fofana, who joined the Blues last August for a fee of 80.4 million euros, signing with the club until 2029. When Fofana saw the team’s defensive line blanked, it was as if he thought, “What the hell is going on here?”
The second half of the two sides again, with a huge advantage Manchester City to seek stability, Chelsea is still difficult to find opportunities, the poor in the centre and back also let the attack stymied. To the 83rd minute, Foden burst into the penalty area was knocked down by Coulibaly, Mahrez left foot shot successful hit, 4-0!
Manchester City beat Chelsea 4-0 to emerge from the third round of the FA Cup. They have won their last three meetings with the Blues this season, scoring five goals in a row and conceding seven goals. Manchester City fans on the sidelines, chanting the name of Chelsea manager Graham Potter. The Blues have suffered three defeats of the season, with the exception of the previous Premier League game and a 2-0 defeat in the Carling Cup.
Chelsea have only won two, drawn one and lost seven of their last 10 matches in all competitions. Although Potter is considered to be the manager of the Blues for many years to come, the team’s current poor condition may not be far away if it does not recover. Who would have thought that most of the Blues squad would win the Champions League under Tuchel? Since the conflict between Russia and Ukraine, Roman Abramovich quit the Blues, Tuchel sacked the new manager Potter, Chelsea is really sad…