Manchester City 2-1 Chelsea
(De Bruyne 29’, Mahrez 37’ – Kante 21’)
Raheem played the entirety of Manchester City’s 2-1 home win against Chelsea in an entertaining affair between the two top four teams.
The visitors did well to contain Raheem throughout the match as Frank Lampard’s men marked the Ballon d’Or nominee out from scoring his 15th goal in all competitions despite the English international having a goal ruled out for offside late on due to a marginal offside call.
Chelsea took the lead through N’Golo Kante’s scuffed strike before Kevin De Bruyne’s shot was deflected in a great response from City as Riyad Mahrez turned the score around in the first-half having found the bottom-left corner with his curling attempt. The hosts held off any resistance from Chelsea as they bounced back to winning ways after the international break.
What Does This Mean?
Victory for Raheem’s side has seen the champions leapfrog Chelsea into third in the Premier League – nine points behind Alex’s Liverpool after the leaders won 2-1 earlier today at Crystal Palace.
Three points at home on Tuesday night would also see City qualify for the knockout stages as Shakhtar Donetsk visit the Etihad.