Roy Keane dubbed Chelsea’s first-half efficiency in opposition to Man City ‘surprising’ as Pep Guardiola’s males ran out 3-1 winners at Stamford Bridge on Sunday.
The Residents, who have been with out 5 first-team gamers because of coronavirus, raced right into a three-goal lead inside 34 minutes because of strikes from Ilkay Gundogan, Phil Foden and Kevin De Bruyne.
The consequence ramps up the strain on Blues boss Frank Lampard, whose overseen only one win in seven video games.
Chelsea began the match with an thrilling entrance three of Timo Werner, Christian Pulisic and Hakim Ziyech, however Manchester United legend Keane was left unimpressed by the trio.
He instructed Sky Sports activities: “The attacking gamers want to indicate up.
“We spoke earlier than the sport, we mentioned they’ve a variety of high quality, however to me they don’t appear to be they’re as much as it. What do Chelsea want?
“They want a miracle to get again into this sport. They’ve been surprising, notably the attacking gamers.
“They’ve not confirmed up in any respect. I’m taking a look at a few of the skilled lads… the most important criticism I can say to Chelsea right now is to me they don’t appear to be they’re up for it.
“They’re not placing any tackles in, they’re not displaying any aggression. You want that, notably in opposition to an excellent staff like City.”
Chelsea’s finest probability of the opening 45 minutes got here by an oblique free-kick, which was oddly taken from outdoors the field, when Ziyech’s shot was blocked by onrushing City defenders.
City took an 18th-minute lead when Gundogan’s good flip and shot beat Edouard Mendy.
And so they doubled their lead simply three minutes later as Foden turned house a De Bruyne cross.
City seemed extra more likely to seize a 3rd and did simply that when De Bruyne fired in from close-range after Raheem Sterling hit the put up.
Lampard ordered all of his 9 substitutes to heat up at half-time, however didn’t make any modifications on the break.
And City began the second interval brighter and would have scored a fourth aim if Mendy had not saved Rodri’s header.
Lampard launched Billy Gilmour, Kai Havertz and Callum Hudson-Odoi in the course of the second-half, and the latter netted a comfort aim in injury-time.
Chelsea have dropped to eighth within the Premier League desk, whereas City climb to fifth with a sport in hand on league leaders Liverpool.