Fernando Torres capitalised on a last-minute calamity in Manchester City’s defence to give Chelsea victory at Stamford Bridge.
German winger Andre Schurrle opened the scoring for the Blues, giving them a steady start which was spoiled by Sergio Aguero’s banger in the second half of the game. Chelsea manager Mourinho chose the same team that had won so impressively away in Germany in the Champions League on Tuesday. This meant the same 4-2-3-1 as the Portuguese opted for Oscar instead of Juan Mata.
The first real chance fell the way of Torres who blazed over with the goal at his mercy. In previous seasons, this would have affected his confidence – but not today. Only a couple of minutes later he careered past Gael Clichy to the byline and cut back for Andre Schurrle to tap into an empty net.
City seemed to be totally off beat in the second period as the only real chance that created some stir was the strike by Aguero, who lacked support from midfield in the whole game.
Lampard and Ramires proved to be real vital in the midfield for Chelsea as the duo made sure that they become real trouble to the shaky opponents defence. The three points take Chelsea to the second spot in the Premier League table.