Chelsea’s away day woes returned as The Blues fell to a heavy 6-0 defeat at Manchester City in the English Premier League this afternoon.
The Blues conceded four goals at AFC Bournemouth in their last away fixture and they were again embarrassed by a Manchester City side who are in fine form.
Sergio Aguero netted a hat-trick for City while there was a brace for Raheem Sterling and a goal for Ilkay Gundogan as a tame Blues side were simply swept away by the hosts.
The Chelsea defence held firm for just four minutes before Sterling swept in the opener from a Kevin de Bruyne free-kick and it was soon almost 2-0 but striker Aguero somehow missed an open goal.
Aguero was to make up for his error and he curled in a stunning effort from 25 yards just 13 minutes into the match before adding his second goal of the game with a clinical finish following a really poor mistake from Blues midfielder Ross Barkley.
Chelsea were to go into the break 4-0 down with City midfielder Gundogan scoring with a low shot just after the midway point in the first half.
It didn’t get an awful lot better for Maurizio Sarri’s side in the second half. City were awarded a penalty kick nine minutes into the half when Cesar Azpilicueta fouled Sterling in the box. Aguero stepped up to take the spot kick and made no mistake as he completed his hat-trick, his record-equalling 11th treble in the English top flight.
Sterling completed the scoring on a miserable afternoon for Chelsea when he tapped in a cross from Oleksandr Zinchenko 10 minutes from time.
The pressure is now rising on Blues boss Sarri with Chelsea having slipped to sixth position in the English Premier League table.