Dire Chelsea suffer record Premier League defeat at Manchester City

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City made a very fast start to the game as Raheem Sterling opened the scoring in the first minute.

"So now we need only to understand the reason why at the moment it isn't working".

Higuain played all 90 minutes against City but had little service to work with as the visitors enjoyed only 44 per cent possession. We need to understand the reasons.

Guardiola is aiming to become the first manager in more than a decade to win back-to-back Premier League titles and has challenged his side to replicate the desire of his old club that won three La Liga titles and two Champions Leagues during his time there.

Sarri said after the match that his side now have a problem with playing away from home, but Sinclair thinks the Italian's refusal to change is the real issue.

"If the president calls I'd even be happy, seeing as I never hear from him", Sarri said.

Sergio Aguero grabbed a hat-trick as Manchester City scored four times inside 25 minutes to thrash Chelsea 6-0 and leapfrog Liverpool again to top spot in the Premier League on goal difference on Sunday.

Man City Humiliate Chelsea 6-0 To Go Top Of Premier League
Former Liverpool captain Jamie Carragher claims that Maurizio Sarri has "turned Chelsea into Arsenal ". He did not have to wait much longer, however, as Sterling was felled in the box by Cesar Azpilicueta.

Guardiola was asked about it and he played it down after speaking to Sarri's assistant manager Gianfranco Zola - who said Sarri did not see him.

The Blues, thrashed 4-0 at Bournemouth in their previous away game, were humiliated at the Etihad Stadium, where Sergio Aguero scored a hat-trick.

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.

City have now scored 33 goals in their last five home games in all competitions and have a chance of lifting their first silverware of the season when they face Chelsea again at Wembley in the League Cup final on February 24. Abramovich demands Champions League football, and Sarri is increasingly in danger of failing to deliver a top-four finish. At the moment I am not able to see the reason.

It is Chelsea's worst defeat for 27 years and leaves the Blues in sixth place behind Manchester United and Arsenal. "We wanted to press them at the beginning of the action but the plan was completely ruined because we concede after three minutes".

Between those contests they take on Manchester united in the FA Cup and after the second Malmo tie they meet Manchester City in the EFL Cup final.