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De Bruyne solo strike helps Man City to beat Chelsea

Manchester City 1-0 Chelsea.

Kevin De Bruyne scored the game’s only goal in the 70th minute with a fine run and finish, curling a strike from the edge of the box past Kepa Arrizabalaga. 

Manchester City makes it 12 wins in a row in the Premier League by beating Chelsea 1-0 at the Etihad Stadium, continuing their march to the title.

It was a contest of few chances, but the hosts dominated possession and had the clinical edge when needed the most to secure victory. 

As a result, The city now moves 13 points clear of Chelsea at the top of the table, ending the Blues’ title hopes.

Starting Lineup:

MANCHESTER CITY (4-3-3): Ederson;

Kyle Walker, John Stones, Aymeric Laporte, Joao Cancelo;

Kevin De Bruyne, Rodri, Bernardo Silva;

Raheem Sterling, Jack Grealish, Phil Foden.

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CHELSEA (3-4-3): Kepa Arrizabalaga; Antonio

Rudiger, Thiago Silva, Malang Sarr; Cesar

Azpilicueta, N’Golo Kante, Mateo Kovacic, Marcos

Alonso; Hakim Ziyech, Romelu Lukaku, Christian

Pulisic.

 

Kevin De Bruyne

Goals:

70′

The Belgian fends off a challenge from Kante before curling a strike from 20 yards past Kepa.

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Cancelo works the ball into space for the City captain, and he has the strength to avoid being felled by Kante.

De Bruyne continues his surge towards the edge of the box before whipping a right-footed effort into the bottom-right corner.

De Bruyne game by numbers vs Chelsea:

  • 77% Pass accuracy
  • Six attempted take-ons
  • Four successful take-ons
  • Four shots ( 3 on target)
  • Three ball recoveries
  •  Two chances created
  • 1 Goal

De Bruyne has been the complete midfielder in recent years despite his injuries.

He helped Manchester City win much silverware, but they will try to win the Champion League this season.

Last season they lost to Chelsea in the final courtesy of Kai Havertz,

So, what’s next for Manchester City and Chelsea FC?

Next Saturday, the city is next in action in the Premier League on the road against Southampton. 

However, Chelsea returns to action against Brighton and Hove Albion at the Amex Stadium.

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