Manchester City humiliated Chelsea at Etihad Stadium as they beat Sarri’s side 6-0 in their recent Premier League fixture. Sergio Aguero bagged a hat-trick for the team while Raheem Sterling scored two goals for the winners.
It was a ruthless display of football from Manchester City and the victory takes them to the top of the Premier League table on goal difference with second-placed Liverpool having a game in hand.
Raheem Sterling, one of City’s heroes against Chelsea, spoke to Sky Sports after the match and said that the victory was important than anything else. He said, “It was a terrific performance from the team. Straight after the Everton game he was getting us ready for this game. It took a lot of preparation. It was just a win, another three points. We scored a lot of goals but the most important thing was to put in a good performance and get three points, and that’s what we’ve done.”
Aguero scored his second hat-trick within seven days and equalled Alan Shearer’s record of most Premier League hat-tricks. Speaking about his teammate, Sterling said, “He’s a player we depend on. Moments like the first goal, out of nothing he can put the ball in the top corner. Players like this you have to cherish them.”
The victory comes as a confidence booster of Manchester City and Liverpool will have already understood that they might need to win every matches to clinch the much-awaited, coveted English Premier League trophy.
Sergio Aguero, the man of the moment, demonstrated he can hog the limelight on big occasions. A few days ago, he demonstrated it against Emery’s Arsenal, scored three against the North London club.
Against Chelsea, where nothing less than a victory would have diminished their hopes of winning the title – retaining the title- Aguero again stepped up; scored another hat-trick and played a big role in handing Chelsea their biggest defeat since 1991.
As Raheem Sterling rightly pointed out, the victory was more important than anything for City. Liverpool have a game in hand and City are at the top of table, courtesy of goal difference. A defeat would have handed Liverpool a massive advantage in the title race.