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Chelsea 2-0 Man City: Sarri's side prove Man City can be beaten

The Blues were made to suffer, particularly during the first half, but they battled their way to a stunning 2-0 victory over Pep Guardiola's champions

Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri was asked on the eve of Saturday's Premier League showdown with Manchester City how to beat the undefeated table-toppers.

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"I've lost every match against Pep Guardiola," he replied, "so I don't know! You'll have to ask someone else!"

Not anymore, though. Not after a stunning 2-0 victory over City before a raucous Stamford Bridge crowd.

Of course, Sarri might not yet know just how his side managed to beat what Chelsea centre-half Daviz Luiz called "the best team in Europe".

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After all, as half-time approached in west London, Chelsea were being pummelled. They hadn't yet had a single shot on goal and their visitors were enjoying 67% of the possession. Pessimism around Stamford Bridge was at an all-time high.

Eden Hazard, Pedro and Willian had started a game together for the first time without a big centre forward, with Olivier Giroud on the bench and Alvaro Morata not even in the matchday squad. Consequently, Chelsea had no out bell and were being smothered by City.

But then, up stepped N'Golo Kante, a man who has often been criticised for his lack of quality in the final third.

After Chelsea had launched a wonderful counterattack, they eventually managed to get Hazard on the ball in an area where he could do some damage. After standing up two men, the Belgian pulled the ball across the face of goal for the onrushing Kante, who exhibited impressive control in side-footing powerfully past the previously untested Ederson.

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My view: Sarri's side have just shown the rest of the Premier League that Guardiola's super-side can be beaten. But I don't think Chelsea will win anything this season, So is Liverpool next?, as they still remain unbeaten.

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