Manchester City 6-0 Chelsea: The extraordinary victory in stats

Ruben Hill
February 11, 2019

We examine the extraordinary statistics behind Manchester City's 6-0 thrashing of Chelsea.

Sergio Aguero was one of the outstanding players as he scored his 11th Premier League hat trick during his time at City to draw level with Alan Shearer for most trebles in Premier League history.

Four away losses in a row in all competitions without scoring equals Chelsea's club record.

There was another costly error for City's third goal, as Barkley inexplicably headed David Luiz's clearance back into Chelsea's box, where Aguero was waiting to take advantage.

"I know what he wants to do", Guardiola told a news conference after City leapfrogged Liverpool to reclaim top spot in the Premier League table.

However, the Italian remains unmoved. Nobody can say anything bad about us, because these guys work a lot. "I am worried about my team, I am worried about the performance but my job is always at risk so I am not worried about the club - you have to ask the club".

Things have unraveled very quickly for Sarri and his side.

Sarri has frequently identified a poor mentality for Chelsea's worst performances this season, but he claimed that attitude was not the root of his players' problems against City.

But after Sunday's humiliation at the Etihad, United are in fourth place, one point ahead of Arsenal and Chelsea.

To show how things have turned around, United now have a better goal difference than Chelsea, having been 21 goals worse off before Solskjaer's first game against Cardiff on December 22.

Chelsea FC were 2-0 winners against the defending Premier League champions in their previous meeting at Stamford Bridge this season.

Sarri, though, has an ally in Pep Guardiola.

He said after the match on Chelsea TV: "For me the definition of madness is you keep trying the same things over and over again and it doesn't work and you keep doing it".

Maurizio Sarri's side went 4-0 down in a shocking first 45 minutes at the Etihad Stadium, which led Jamie Carragher to suggest the Italian has turned them into Arsenal since arriving from Napoli last summer.

The 50-year-old officiated his first game in 2000 and has gone on to issue a record 99 red cards in the Premier League in his career. "It needs time and only depends on the owners and the people in charge really believing in that", Guardiola added. Sarri has yet to convince anyone that he will be treated any differently.

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