At the Stamford Bridge Chelsea’s two one victory over Man City convinces many including Antonio Conte that Championship is not very far the for London side. Though City put up a spirited fight Chelsea emerged victors at the end of the game. With Chelsea’s both goals scored by man of the match Eden Hazard as Kun Aguero notching the only one for the visitors.
The difference between the two teams was made by Hazard’s first half goal that came at 10 minutes, and Aguero leveled the scores sixteen minutes later. Although Hazard failed to exploit the penalty opportunity and got his shot saved, he utilized the rebound chance to make clean finish that restored their lead.
Inspite of the lose, Pep Guardiola praised the squad he manages and in his own words said, “It’s an honor to have amazing players I have. We come here to Stamford Bridge and play the way we have, with huge personality. I’m a lucky guy to manage these guys.” Whereas Conte expressed joy because of winning against Guardiola whom he considers the best in the world.
At the same time the Italian tactician believes Chelsea is the best candidate for the Premier League trophy considering their current position on the table. Seated number one and seven points clear ahead of second place Tottenham Hotspurs, Conte said, “we must be focused and try to win six games and take three points. If we are able to do this, we will win the title.”
Man city after the defeat in the night of Wednesday to Chelsea, are seated 4th on the table with 58 points and 30 games played.