CHELSEA 2-1 MANCHESTER CITY: FIVE THINGS WE LEARNED

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Chelsea took a huge step towards winning the title with a 2-1 victory against Manchester City at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday night.

Here are five things we learned from the game

1. TERRY HAS DROPPED DOWN THE PECKING ORDER

With Victor Moses out injured, Chelsea boss Antonio Conte was forced to reshuffle Chelsea’s defence. Conte opted to start Kurt Zouma ahead of John Terry and this definitely signals Terry has fallen down the pecking order and this is definitely going to be his last season with Chelsea. Terry hasn’t started a Premier League since November.

2. HAZARD SHOWS WHY HE’S ONE OF THE BEST IN THE WORLD

Top players show what they are made of in big games and Chelsea magician Eden Hazard was key for Chelsea during our 2-1 win over Manchester City. Hazard caused problems for City’s defence and scored twice to help Chelsea win Manchester City. He showed why he is candidate for PFA Player of the Year.

3. CONTE IS THE MASTER TACTICIAN

Chelsea were carved open several times in the first half as Manchester City had joy going through Chelsea’s midfield. Chelsea boss Antonio Conte reacted at halftime by replacing Kurt Zouma with Nemanja Matic and that tactical change helped Chelsea control the game better and close the gaps in midfield.

4. KURT ZOUMA HAD A GOOD GAME DESPITE BEING SACRIFICED AT HALFTIME

Chelsea defender Kurt Zouma made his first Premier League start in over a year against Manchester City and the defender put in an impressive performance. It was a pity he was sacrificed by Antonio Conte at halftime as Conte needed Matic in midfield to give Chelsea a balance.

5. PREMIER LEAGUE TITLE RACE AS GOOD AS OVER

Chelsea maintained our seven point gap at the top of the table with eight games left to play with our 2-1 win against Manchester City at Stamford Bridge. Chelsea passed a huge test with the victory over Manchester City and Chelsea winning the title is no longer a question of “if” but “when”.

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