Chelsea ended the first-half 2-1 ahead of Manchester City, but it was Pep Guardiola’s men who were asking more questions in Chelsea’s half. Their trio of Kevin De Bruyne, Leroy Sane and David Silva kept breaking Chelsea’s midfield with ease, but the team came out stronger in the second-half and saw out the victory.
Stand-in captain Gary Cahill revealed that at half-time, Antonio Conte reinforced the importance of paying attention to the key areas where City were trying to get on the ball.
“It is very difficult sometimes with the ability that they have, they drift everywhere and it is difficult to keep hold of them. That was where they were going to unlock us if they could so it was important to be aware of that,” said the skipper.