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Premier League: Lampard Under More Pressure As Man City Outclass Chelsea

Premier League: Lampard Under More Pressure As Man City Outclass Chelsea

Manchester City produced a ruthless attacking display to beat Chelsea 3-1 at Stamford Bridge and increase the pressure on Frank Lampard.

City, who were without a number of first-team players following an outbreak of coronavirus at the club, stunned Lampard’s side with three goals in the space of 16 first-half minutes.

Hakim Ziyech returned to the Chelsea line-up for the first time since December 2020.

Ilkay Gundogan’s crisp low finish broke the deadlock before Phil Foden doubled City’s lead three minutes later, tucking a superb first-time strike beyond Edouard Mendy after fine work from Kevin de Bruyne.

The Belgian then deservedly got his name on the scoresheet with a close-range finish after Raheem Sterling’s curling strike had rebounded off the woodwork.

Callum Hudson-Odoi, who came on in the second half, scored in second-half stoppage time for Chelsea, firing Kai Havertz’s cross beyond Premier League debutant Zack Steffen.

The result lifts City up to fifth in the table, four points off Liverpool and Manchester United, and with a game in hand on both their rivals.

Chelsea stay in eight position on 26 points in the Premier League table.

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