MATIC’S INTRODUCTION FOR ZOUMA WAS A STROKE OF GENIUS

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Chelsea beat Manchester City 2-1 at Stamford Bridge to maintain our seven point gap at the top of the table, as Tottenham annoyingly came from behind to beat Swansea 3-1 with the three goals coming very late in the game.

Chelsea opened the scoring through Eden Hazard in the 10th minute. Chelsea looked pretty solid at the start of the game even up till the time of the goal. However, a Thibaut Courtois error gifted Sergio Aguero with an equaliser 16 minutes after Hazard’s goal.

City looked more dangerous after the goal and kept penetrating Chelsea’s midfield time after time. They looked the more threatening side and were looking likely to score another goal.

Eden Hazard eventually scored from a Pedro infringement in the penalty box, but City still looked threatening till the end of the first-half.

Everyone was shocked as Kurt Zouma didn’t return to the pitch for the second 45 minutes, and in his defence, the Frenchman didn’t have a bad game.

Matic’s introduction at half-time made Chelsea’s middle stronger and the Blues held on till the end to take all three points against Manchester City.

It was a deserved victory and credit has to be given to Conte for getting his tactics right. From the starting lineup to the way Chelsea were set up, it was always going to be a Blue night.

Nice job Conte and the team.

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