January 24 2018

Aguero's injury a crippling loss for Manchester City

January 24 2018, 01:49 | Sammy Rose

Aguero's injury a crippling loss for Manchester City

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Conte was magnanimous in defeat, accepting his side gave their all and were simply second best to a City side which suffocated Chelsea with their intensity.

The two Blues are maybe the biggest favorites for the title before the season started, and they've proved their strength in the first six games. "I don't understand why".

Chelsea will welcome Manchester City for a mouth-watering encounter at Stamford Bridge on Saturday, as both clubs look hungry to collect three points. But I think we prepared the game in only one day - today - and we tried to prepare in the right way.

The manager indicated that the player won't be able to play for Spain during the worldwide break, however with quotes after the game from conte claiming that Morata will need to see a doctor.

De Bruyne kept Manchester City level at the top of the Premier League with the crucial goal against his old team - and showed why they were wrong to sell him. 21 goals scored in six league games, including 11 in their last two, makes it hard for any team to stop the Man City juggernaut, and with the partnership between Sergio Aguero and Gabriel Jesus growing every week we may not have even seen the best of City yet.

"In every game he finds a way to be decisive, to score or make an assist for his team mates, I love this about him and that's what I ask of him", Conte told the club's website (

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Aguero's injury a crippling loss for Manchester City

"He's a target man for Chelsea".

"At big clubs like Manchester City, if you do not win you can not stay".

Conte said: "I have great respect for Pep".

The best price you can now find on Chelsea FC to win is 13/8.

"I am not surprised because I know Alvaro very well". He's won league titles in Spain and Germany. Already this season, City players have scored 21 goals and will hope to continue that at Stamford Bridge on Saturday. I like players who are used to thinking about the team, used to thinking about "us", not "me".

Manchester City's last three league matches may have seen City score 16 unanswered goals, but Chelsea present a far tougher proposition than Crystal Palace (thrashed 5-0 last week) and Watford (6-0 the week before that).

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