Manchester City came from a goal down to beat Chelsea 2-1 in the Etihad Stadium but did people rate the gamers?
NGolo Kante gave the visitors an early lead, before Riyad Mahrez struck an excellent winner to stay in eight points of leaders Liverpool, but Kevin de Bruyne equalised with a deflected strike.
Ederson – 7
Could do nothing regarding the goal he was a spectator for the final hours vast majority and conceded. But his finger-tip save from Willian on was the difference between a setback which could have been deadly to their title hopes plus victory for City.
Joao Cancelo – 6
Neat and tidy without making a business impression. Not awful but not exactly persuasive either.
John Stones – 7
Delivered the kind of solid display his critics were crying out for. It was a consequence of too little protection instead of a deficiency of nous from their defenders. Stones was pivotal to this showing at the trunk.
Fernandinho – 8
There has been a word of praise for a City centre-back this year but Fernandinho ought to be famous at the core of the hosts defence for his unflappable and display that is calming. Repeatedly mostly kept Tammy Abraham silent and snuffed out openings for the visitors.
Benjamin Mendy – 6
Gently exposed using an also slow across the floor to stop Kante scoring and too slow to respond to the danger. Can he create City stronger?
Rodri – 5
In keeping with the belief that his process of adapting to the Premier League is currently getting longer than A functionality anticipated. Struggled to offer Citys rearguard any sort of protection and was rebuilt after 50 minutes.
David Silva – 6
Buzzed about and produced a few of his signature sublime deft touches but was not quite in his very best and it was no surprise if he had been substituted with 20 minutes to go by Phil Foden.
Kevin De Bruyne – 9
Equaliser was shown to be the games turning point. About De Bruyne function as game-changer while the aim owed a debt there was not any surprise. The Belgian has exploded to the standing of Citys talisman. A presence during.
Riyad Mahrez – 9
City offender with a space. Beautiful solo goal before the break was reminiscent of the player who inspired Leicester into the Premier League title. Disappointment in a performance beyond reproach was his inability to improve his list of providing four assists and four goals .
Raheem Sterling – 7
Always but managed to light up the point. Tired of the marginal offside call going at the 93rd minute when Sterlings goal was ruled out half or by a millimetre , Sterlings night finished with this number of things: a relatively-anonymous screen from City.
Sergio Aguero – 6
Blazed one premature effort a long way wide as his shape at Anfield and hit the bar when he shouldve scored before half-time continued. A night completed after enduring a knock however a rapturous reception by a grateful Etihad crowd.
Kepa Arrizabalaga – 6
Not a huge amount he could do about the targets of City. After he delivered a kick to Aguero, whose shot came back off the bar, however, kept Chelsea from the match with a superb save from Mahrez fortunate to not be punished afterwards in the first half .
Cesar Azpilicueta – 7
Struggled occasionally with the speed of the attackers of City but made a couple of significant blocks and tackles, including in the second halfof the Switched into to help Chelsea handle the threat of Mahrez.
Fikayo Tomori – 6
Made some clearances – over any of the team-mates – but did not look comfortable up against the star-studded attack of City.
Kurt Zouma – 6
Could not get enough of his body behind De Bruynes shot for Citys equaliser, the deflection wrong-footing Kepa. Had some moments that are tough but didnt succeed in keeping Aguero quiet for extended periods.
Emerson – 5
Sent an early shot straight in Ederson if he must have uttered it. Showed lots of willingness but fought defensively and was beaten too readily by Mahrez for Citys second aim. Hooked for Reece James early in the second half and might now struggle to keep his place.
Jorginho – 6
In the heart of things for Chelsea, just as usual. Was reliable however did have a couple of awkward minutes on the ball and seemed to tire until Mason Mount at the second half substituted him.
Mateo Kovacic – 8
Another strong showing from the Croat, that found a team-mate including the amazing ball which released Kante for the opener of Chelsea, with 88 of the 93 passes. His driving runs throughout midfield and he mucked in defensively too.
NGolo Kante – 7
Took his goal superbly and went close to adding a second when he fired wide from Azpilicuetaearly in the second half. Though he had been caught out of place from the build-up into the equaliser of City typically industrious out of ownership.
Willian – 6
Chelsea player on over a few occasions this season, but not as successful as usual here. Snapped an early shot wide when he ought to have struck the target and worked although had some decent minutes and made the conclusions that are wrong . Shot over the bar
Christian Pulisic – 6
Sensational recently but did not have a lot of joy on Chelseas left flank . Showed lots of effort despite scoring five goals in his past three Premier League looks, did not manage a single shot on goal. Fortunate, perhaps, to not be substituted in the second half.
Tammy Abraham – 6
His movement and physicality caused City issues but he was well marshalled then. Had a few sniffs at target but clear opportunities to improve his tally for the year. Finally replaced with Michy Batshuayi.
Reece James – 6
Brought on to provide more attacking danger to Chelsea from full-back. Revealed composure on the ball got forward well and survived a City penalty shout when he tied with Aguero.
Michy Batshuayi – 5
After coming on for Abraham didnt get much of a kick.
Mason Mount – 6
A superbly hit time.
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