Manchester City came out on top in Saturday’s late kick-off with Kevin De Bruyne scoring the all important goal, sealing all three points.
The home side had the first chance of the game when N’Golo Kante’s delivery into the box was met by Alvaro Morata, but he could only put his effort over the bar.
City grew into the game quickly, and David Silva nearly put the visitors one nil up, but he dragged his shot wide of the goal.
Pressure was kept on Chelsea, and Jesus nearly found the net. A back pass to Courtois was blocked by the Brazilian, but it went just wide. The warning signs were there.
Morata then nearly went through on goal, but was denied the opportunity, after being just offside.
Delph, tucking into the midfield when City had the ball, struck his shot but on its way, Antonio Rudiger was there to block it out for a corner.
Ederson was then called into action. Azpilicueta’s effort, was seen late by the keeper and palmed it away, eventually going out for a corner kick.
That set-piece was collected by Ederson who set City on the break, but Raheem Sterling couldn’t find either Jesus or David Silva in the box, with the delivery agonisingly missing the pair of them. Real opportunity for City.
Silva was involved, once again, and forced Courtois to save at his near post.
Bad news then came for the home support. Alvaro Morata had to come off for Willian, after he was seen holding his hamstring. We wait to see the outcome of the injury.
Just before the half-time break, Courtois saved superbly from a bullet header from Fernandinho, keeping the scoreline at 0-0.
No changes made at half-time despite City being on top.
City continued to be on top in the second half, and the goal finally came. De Bruyne struck it past Courtois to give City the lead.
Changes were finally made with Batshuayi and Pedro coming on, and it changed Chelsea. They had someone to fizz the ball into, something they lost when Morata came off.
It could haveve been two or three for City, with Rudiger heading off the line, and David Silva having his goal-bound shot blocked.
Chelsea pressed late on but nothing came of it, it was too little too late.
Guardiola clinched his first ever victory at the Bridge, and it was well deserved too. His side was fantastic from minute one, and his tactics certainly, surprised Conte.
Both sides now have two weeks off with it being the international break, and with Morata coming off injured, it proves to come at a good time.
MOTM – Kevin De Bruyne.