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Kevin De Bruyne scored the only goal as Pep Guardiola's men suffocated Chelsea with their intensity to move six points clear of the holders after seven games.

Chelsea dropped their first home points by losing to Burnley on the opening day of the season, before drawing against Arsenal on September 17. Chelsea are in a good position to snatch the lead away from City and begin to make things a two-way race between themselves and Manchester United.

With the London club announcing the sale of Diego Costa to Real's city rivals Atletico Madrid on Wednesday, Morata will be relied on even more to spearhead Chelsea's title defence this season. 21 goals scored in six league games, including 11 in their last two, makes it hard for any team to stop the Man City juggernaut, and with the partnership between Sergio Aguero and Gabriel Jesus growing every week we may not have even seen the best of City yet. "To arrive and to go well in this league is not simple", Conte told reporters on Friday.

After Chelsea's win at Atletico, Conte said his side were being "penalised" by the proximity of the fixture with City, who beat Shakhtar Donetsk on Tuesday.

"We will be judged on how many titles we win - if not we will be a failure, we know that".

The only injury worry for City and Guardiola remains Benjamin Mendy, and it appears the French wing-back will be out for quite some time. "We needed to come out on top".

West Ham are out of the bottom three after Diafra Sakho's last-gasp victor earned them a 1-0 victory against Swansea, while the game between Bournemouth and Leicester, two of the bottom four at the start of play, ended goalless.

Chelsea's Eden Hazard is expected to start in the Premier League for the first time while defender David Luiz completes his three-match domestic suspension.

Chelsea's wingers are risky and the left flank could be exploited so whether Fabian Delph or Danilo get the nod, that area will be a source of concern as the match progresses. In addition, star Eden Hazard has not only returned from injury, but he has hit the ground running.

"I'm home in Manchester after an exam by club doctors".

"We have two games with the national team and then come back and continue".


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