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Maurizio Sarri’s men rated and slated

Chelsea were thrashed 6-0 by Manchester City on Sunday in what was a record Premier League defeat for the club.

Sergio Aguero hit a hat-trick, Raheem Sterling bagged a brace and Ilkay Gundogan struck from distance, sending a message to main rivals Liverpool as the title race rages on.

Maurizio Sarri looked sombre in the Chelsea dugout

Away from the title race – far, far away – Chelsea now sit sixth and are in something of a crisis.

Maurizio Sarri’s men have started 2019 with away defeats to Tottenham, Arsenal, Bournemouth and now City with a 0-12 aggregate score across the four games.

Read Chelsea’s player ratings for the 6-0 defeat at Manchester City below.


Kepa Arrizabalaga – 5/10

Probably should have done better with Gundogan’s low strike but was relatively blameless for the City onslaught.

Cesar Azpilicueta – 3/10

Conceded the penalty after tripping Sterling, who gave his Spanish marker a tough afternoon.

Antonio Rudiger – 3/10

Unable to contain the relentlessness of Aguero.

Chelsea’s entire defence collapsed

Chelsea’s entire defence collapsed

David Luiz – 3/10

Was also hapless in the face of City’s attacking force.

Marcos Alonso – 2/10

Badly at fault for the first goal and unable to handle the creativity of Bernardo Silva.

N’Golo Kante – 4/10

A below-par performance from the Frenchman, who sometimes found himself bypassed.

N’Golo Kante again struggled in his unnatural position

N’Golo Kante again struggled in his unnatural position

Jorginho – 4/10

Found himself overrun at times although he was always a willing runner.

Ross Barkley – 2/10

Inexplicably headed towards his own goal which allowed Aguero to score his second and City’s third, effectively ending any hope of a comeback.

Ross Barkley didn’t justify the start he was given

Ross Barkley didn’t justify the start he was given

Pedro – 4/10

A largely anonymous display from the Spaniard, though he did miss Chelsea’s best chance by firing a one on one straight at Ederson.

Eden Hazard – 4/10

Caught napping alongside Alonso for City’s opener, allowing Bernardo Silva to latch on to De Bruyne’s free-kick, and his mazy runs often came to nothing.

Gonzalo Higuain – 5/10

Long-distance volley well saved by Ederson but was unable to impose himself.

Eden Hazard was far from his best

Eden Hazard was far from his best

Substitutes:

Mateo Kovacic – 5/10

Brought on to shore up Chelsea’s midfield.

Ruben Loftus-Cheek – 5/10

Could not make an impact.

Emerson – 5/10

Tidy enough from the Italian.

Ruben Loftus-Cheek came on late in the day

Ruben Loftus-Cheek came on late in the day

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