Sunday 10th February – Chelsea v Manchester City (Premier League)
On the back of an International break, Manchester City have been hit badly by injuries. Sergio Aguero has come back with a damaged elbow and will miss up to 2 weeks, Edin Dzeko returned from Bosnia with a twisted ankle and is likely to miss around 3 weeks, and Maicon, who was a late call up by Brazil has been ruled out for 3 weeks with a pulled hamstring. To make things even worse, during training on the Thursday before the game, Joleon Lescott broke down with a hernia and will miss between 5-6 weeks.
MCFC Starting XI – Friedel, Zabaleta, Kompany, Lugano, Clichy; De Rossi, Milner; Bale, Nem, Nasri; de Jong SUBS – Hart, Richards, Kolarov, Barry, Sinclair, Garcia, Pozo
Chelsea Starting XI – Cech, Azpilicueta, Ivanovic, Terry, Cole; Ramires, Lampard; Ben Arfa, Mata, Hazard; Jovetic SUBS – Turnbull, Sturridge, Marin, Cahill, Torres, Mikel, David Luiz
A brilliant match at Stamford Bridge saw a first 20 minutes that was a joy to watch, 4 goals, other chances and some stunning creative football. Man City took a 2-0 lead before being pegged back to 2-2, and it took a full back, in Clichy, to go on a mazy run at the end of the first half to grab the winner for City.
Final Score – Chelsea 2 (Terry 16, Ivanovic 21) Manchester City 3 (Lugano 1, Nem 12, Clichy 45+1)
MOTM – Diego Lugano
Attendance – 41,798