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Azpilicueta devastated by Chelsea’s defeat against Manchester City

Azpilicueta devastated by Chelsea’s defeat against Manchester City

Sergio Aguero scored a hat-trick in Manchester City's 6-0 beatdown of Chelsea. "My target is to play my football, but at the moment we are not seeing this".

Since a shock loss at Newcastle, Pep Guardiola's side has now won three games in eight days. "It's not to change (to another style of) football because at the moment we are playing another football".

The Madness song is usually played over the public address system at Stamford Bridge - but Manchester City made a decision to rub salt in the wounds by playing it after hitting them for six. True, he has had time and over half a billion pounds to make City so strong, whereas Sarri is six months into his role and inherited a squad barely suited to his demands, but coaches must be flexible and pragmatic and the Chelsea boss displays neither of those qualities.

The trio of wins means the Blues are top of the league on goal difference, and although Liverpool have a game in hand, Jurgen Klopp will now know he has a real title race on his hands again.

Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri and captain Cesar Azpilicueta have both apologised after their side's 6-0 defeat at Manchester City.

Manchester City's huge win helped propel them back above their main title rivals Liverpool, as Sergio Aguero's hat-trick, a Raheem Sterling brace and Ilkay Gündogan's long-range effort humbled the Stamford Bridge club.

AGUERO would go on and redeem himself with a goal of the season candidate.

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City face a crunch period, with the Champions League restarting on February 20 against Schalke, the Carabao Cup final against Chelsea as well as their Premier League battle with Liverpool and Tottenham. The only reason I came to City, the chairman and the people here, they believe in me and don't think badly when I lose. Kevin De Bruyne released Bernardo Silva down the right with a cleverly-taken free-kick and the Portuguese cut back for Sterling to smash home.

Aguero is now the joint top scorer in the Premier League with Liverpool's Mohamed Salah and quickly brushed off the miss.

Sterling completed the rout, turning in a low cross from Oleksandr Zinchenko in the 80th.

It is Chelsea's worst defeat for 27 years and leaves the Blues in sixth place behind Manchester United and Arsenal.

"It is one of the worst nights in my career". It is hard to explain what happened.

"We spoke this morning, we trained set pieces, trained some movements and I never thought we would score this amount of goals".

"The important thing after that is to keep the ball but more important is to win". Today was not the case.