Player ratings: Manchester City 1 vs 2 Chelsea

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Thomas Tuchel got the better of Pep Guardiola for the second time running, as a weakened Chelsea team came from behind to beat Manchester City 2-1 at the Etihad Stadium.

See the player ratings below

Mendy: Did well to remain on his spot and save Aguero’s ill-advised Panenka. Was comfortable in goal for most part of the game. 7/10

Azpilicueta: Never looked like getting tired. Worked hard on the right flank and played a key role in the opening goal. Good game. 8/10

Christensen: Had a bad injury that led to City’s opening goal. Wasn’t at his best today. 6/10

Rudiger: Was his usual self. Robust at the back and never looked like letting anyone go past him. 7/10

Reece James: Average in the first half but burst on to life in the second period. Made life difficult for Benjamin Mendy as he kept going past him in the second half. Good game. 7.5/10

Kante: Good job in the middle of the park before being subbed off midway through the second half. Had to be given a much deserved rest. 7/10

Gilmour: Definitely showed Tuchel that he can be trusted for the big occasion. Was class in the middle of the park. His only error was giving away a penalty late in the first half. 7.5/10

Alonso: Scored the late winner, and was a willing outlet down the left flank. 7.5/10

Ziyech: Looked below par in the first half but picked up intensity in the second half. Scored a very good goal to bring Chelsea back into the game. 7/10

Pulisic: Didn’t get into full gear like we saw against Real Madrid, but he did enough. Drew quite a couple of fouls to show that he can still threaten. 6/10

Werner: Didn’t have the best of games as he was always off during crucial attacking moves. However he did well to assist Alonso for his goal. 6/10

Subs

Zouma: Came on for the injured Christensen, and pulled a phenomenal clearance on Sterling in the penalty box. Could easily have given away a penalty in another tackle. 6/10

Jorginho: Replaced Kante in the second half and made the midfield tick. Chelsea further dominated play upon his arrival, and it gave Gilmour more freedom and liberty to move higher up the pitch. 7/10

Hudson-Odoi: Was brilliant after replacing Ziyech after 77 minutes. Brought an energy to the right flank and scored a goal that was marginally ruled out for offside. 6/10

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