Chelsea’s emphatic 5-1 win over Manuel Pellegrini’s side on Sunday raised questions about the Manchester City team selected by the Chilean at Stamford Bridge.
Blues boss Guus Hiddink would have been quietly confident after looking at the official team-sheets an hour prior to kick-off. His Chelsea side came good with a solid, professional performance that saw them beat the Citizens by four goals. True to his word, Manuel Pellegrini had named a relatively inexperienced squad, prioritising the Champions League, the Capital One Cup final and the Premier League over the FA Cup.
Not saying the Man City aren’t taking the FA Cup seriously, but those 11 shirt numbers add up to nearly 450. https://t.co/zxtAekQmMq
— Richard Osman (@richardosman) February 21, 2016
City’s most experienced players – Demichelis and Kolarov – end up leaving Costa completely unmarked.
— Miguel Delaney (@MiguelDelaney) February 21, 2016
The young guns from Manchester City did manage to give the defending Premier League champions a scare in the last 10 minutes of the first half, after David Faupala scored the equalising goal in the 37th minute. However, Chelsea clamped down on their opponents in the second half, and it ultimately ended in a complete massacre of Manuel Pellegrini’s men.
Here are some of the best tweets from the match.
— Supree (@LadyGooner8) February 21, 2016
Chelsea murdered city_guadiola got himself in a real mess #CHEMCI
— wesleydarmian (@wesleydarmian1) February 22, 2016
— Grasshopper Green (@aryagreenQ) February 22, 2016
— Rojin P Joseph (@i_rojin) February 22, 2016
— 888sport (@888sport) February 21, 2016
— Ashleigh Richards (@Immortalash18) February 22, 2016
— Nwachukwu Chigozie (@donfigo99) February 22, 2016
Last time Man City lost three games in a row was November 2010
— ALEX KAY-JELSKI (@AlexKJTimes) February 21, 2016