Chelsea have been awarded by the League Managers Association (LMA) after defeating Manchester City 2-0 at Stamford Bridge last weekend.
City were on an unbeaten run of 21 games in the Premier League and were yet to lose in the league this season, but Chelsea defied the odds to beat Pep Guardiola’s side at the Bridge.
Goals from N’Golo Kante and David Luiz in either half were enough for Chelsea to end City’s unbeaten run.
It was also Maurizio Sarri’s first win over Pep Guardiola, and he will receive a bottle of champagne and a Performance of the Week trophy to commemorate the result.
The weekly award is voted for by a five-man panel comprising LMA Chairman Howard Wilkinson, Sir Alex Ferguson, Joe Royle, Dave Bassett and Barry Fry.
Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri was a happy man after defeating City, and he revealed after the game that he was happy with his side’s defending against City and the way the Blues started the second half.
“We had Eden for the first time in that position and in the first 20 minutes we didn’t work very well in the defensive movement,” Sarri said.
“We defended very well and then we started to press better and after the first goal the match changed and we played well in the first 20 of the second half and in the end we deserved to win and I am happy with it.
“It’s not easy to win against Man City.
“For me it isn’t easy to win against Guardiola but we need to find this kind of motivation and we need to play with the level of determination in the other matches otherwise it’s useless to win a match like this.”