Chelsea vs. Manchester City - Football Match Report

Riyad Mahrez

City boss Pep Guardiola believes Foden is now mature enough to cope with the demands of the Premier League and, having already labelled him a "gift" to the club, the Spaniard gave him a start against Chelsea. "The football played by Napoli has been out of this world".

In truth Foden and his team mates were helped in their task by Chelsea's defence, which looked all at sea against City's interchanging attackers.

The English duo of John Stones and Kyle Walker, at the heart of City's defense, did not let their World cup efforts affect them at the least. We've seen that before.

Three weeks after the World Cup finished, the Premier League champions opened the new season by collecting more silverware.

The match not just pits two of the most successful English teams in the last decade, but also two managers who share similar ideologies in terms of style of play. It should've been 2-0 within five minutes of the restart as Aguero got in behind only to see his attempt to around Caballero thwarted by his global team-mate.

Both teams played with depleted sides, as City missed the likes of Kevin De Bruyne, David Silva, and Ederson in their first team, while Chelsea lacked the services of Eden Hazard, Thibaut Courtois, N'Golo Kante, and Olivier Giroud, among others.

Two-goal Aguero was replaced by Vincent Kompany, with the Belgium defender untroubled as City strolled to the most comfortable of Wembley victories, Jesus denied their third goal by Caballero's save but Moses nearly pulling one back after a scramble late on. I want only players with high level of motivation. Following their 1-0 defeat of Manchester United in May, Chelsea are looking to extend that run to five and at odds in excess of 5/2, they're value to keep the trend running.

"We don't have to think too much about defending the title, I think what you have to do is, 'OK this was the first game, '" he said.

The chances of a keenly contested tie on Sunday look slim.

Building from the back and through midfield, Phil Foden was the architect running at Chelsea's heart to set Sergio Aguero up at the edge of the box for his 200th City goal in 293 games.

This afternoon's fixture lay somewhere in the middle of that spectrum, as both teams wanted to start their campaign with a win in the season's inaugural event, but both coaches were willing to field youth players and offer them a taste of the big occasion.

Betfair Sportsbook offered the lowest average match overrounds since 1/1/18 on EPL, compared to leading United Kingdom bookmakers.

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