Moses Ready To Break Man City's Unbeaten Record

When asked to assess the game overall, Conte said he was of course disappointed by the outcome was very pleased by the effort.

Following a slow start to the season, De Bruyne has hit top form in recent weeks and, after Saturday's game, Guardiola stated that his player is now one of City's leaders.

"For sure there is disappointment for me, for my players and for the result but at the same time we gave everything", said the Italian manager. "That is what I want to give to this club, and that's what we did today".

We also saw it against Arsenal, Leicester City, and, in a slightly more defensive version, against Spurs.

With Benjamin Mendy also out with injury, midfielder Fabian Delph deputises at left-back in City's four-man defence, along with Nicolas Otamendi, John Stones and Kyle Walker.

Alvaro Morata left plenty of Chelsea fans anxious when he walked off during the first half in the Blues' home fixture against Manchester City on Saturday. After 1-0 we didn't defend.

Chelsea had an early chance after three minutes with N'Golo Kante picking out Alvaro Morata in the middle, only for the striker to head just wide of the target.

"It's a muscular problem", manager Antonio Conte told reporters after the match.

But was Wednesday's impressive performance purely due to the change in formation, or was it due to the commitment and intensity of the players, which both coaches praised at their post-match press conferences. Chelsea sustained their second defeat of the campaign at Stamford Bridge and fall to fourth, six points adrift of the two Manchester clubs and one behind Tottenham Hotspur, who are third.

Spain are in control of UEFA World Cup qualifying Group G, with a three-point lead over Italy ahead of games against Albania and Israel next week.

Conte said "It was a simple tactical decision".

Manchester City have scored 21 goals in their six Premier League matches so far this season. "I don't think he's available for the national team".

"I'm so satisfied because we won in a way that we tried from the beginning".

"But we are talking about a really good player, a top player, because he is a good technical (player), fast, good personality, runs a lot".

  • Julie Sanders