Stamford Chidge is joined by Chelsea Legend Kerry Dixon to report back on a massive win against Man City which keeps us in pole position in the title race.
Eden Hazard steps up yet again in a big game and bags two goals in the process as Conte shepherded Chelsea to a fine win against a dangerous Man City side.
Antonio Conte showed his metal and outwitted the ‘best’ manager in the world Pep Guardiola by bolstering Chelsea’s midfield in the second half with a tactical switch. We closed the midfield gaps, sat deeper and offered a master class in discipline, how to defend a lead and close a game out – not pretty and not for the feint hearted but very effective and the best attacking team in the league had no answer to it.
Thanks to a superb all round team performance where everyone turned up and did their bit we now need 18 points from 8 games to win the title, starting with Saturday’s match against Bournemouth.
Costa has not scored for three games but has never gone four Premier League games without scoring, so we expect him to find the net against Bournemouth. He may well be helped by Bournemouth leaving more space than say a Palace or a Stoke.
All in all, with Spurs still in the hunt, it will be vital to guard against any complacency and return with all three points.