Manchester City came from behind to inflict Chelsea’s first loss in eight Premier League games.

Frank Lampard will be bitterly disappointed with the way in which Chelsea surrendered their lead. A combination of high pressing and quick combination play handed the Blues a deserved lead, as N’Golo Kante latched onto Mateo Kovacic’s whipped ball in behind before sliding the ball past the onrushing Ederson. The composure and movement that had signified Chelsea’s play in the opening exchanges began to elude them following the goal – the Blues had six shots in the opening 21 minutes but none in the next 25, and City were able to turn over possession with much greater regularity. Having pinpointed Emerson as a point of weakness City opted to double up on the Italian cutting in and carving out chances from which they would ultimately take the lead. A pair of half-hearted clearances gave Kevin De Bruyne the chance to level via a hefty deflection. Riyad Mahrez then caught Emerson in two minds chopping and changing direction before cutting inside and curling through the legs of Fikayo Tomori.

Chelsea enjoyed plenty of possession in the second-half but couldn’t replicate the same attacking intensity they had mustered in the first-half and were routinely dealt with by a makeshift City backline. Mason Mount nearly escaped with a point when his free-kick curled just wide of the post, whilst just moments later Raheem Sterling’s strike was ruled out for the most marginal of offside calls by VAR.