The blue moon stopped rising with whimper on Saturday night. Man City manager Pep’s mindless tinkering with team selection cost his team. No holding midfielder with both Fernandinho and Rodri on the bench left his team exposed to dynamic midfielders such as Kante and Mount. Sterling who has been off form was given the nod ahead of worthy options such as Jesus and was well marshalled by Reece James.
Say what you say about Timo Werner’s lack of goal scoring edge but he combines well with Kai Harvetz. It was the later whose pace led to the only goal of the game. Chelsea had a lot of heroes on the night but one who will not get the praise he deserved probably is Jorginho. He was superbly disciplined stuck to the task of nullifying De Bruyne. Only when Fernandinho came on did the attacking threat of City become pronounced. Best chance falling in injury time to Mahrez whose right footed snap shot flew just above beaten Mendy’s cross bar.