Dire Chelsea suffer record Premier League defeat at Manchester City

Dire Chelsea suffer record Premier League defeat at Manchester City

"All I can do is apologise to the fans because it is not acceptable", he said.

Before starting on his way to another hat trick, Aguero uncharacteristically missed the target from close range.

But Chelsea do not show much patience with failing managers and the current incumbent was skating on thin ice before his team were dismantled by City.

Raheem Sterling struck in the fourth minute and Ilkay Gundogan rapidly made it four after Aguero's first-half double, with Chelsea unable to muster any response in the face of City's incredible intensity. Silva had weaved through the area to set up a gilt-edged opportunity but the Argentina forward uncharacteristically poked wide.

Manager Pep Guardiola sank to his knees in frustration but he was soon celebrating as Aguero made amends in sensational fashion.

"Out of nothing", Sterling said, "he can put the ball in the top corner and players like this, you have got to cherish".

Aguero's second was gifted to him six minutes later. Aguero was lurking in the six-yard box and punished the former Everton midfielder with a sharp turn and shot.

City eased off for the remainder of the first half, and Gonzalo Higuain even managed to test Ederson with a sharp volley, but the hosts clicked back into gear after the break.

Chelsea will look to get back to winning ways on Thursday evening when they travel to Sweden to take on Malmo the first leg of their Europa League last-32 tie.

Aguero, who scored a hat-trick seven days ago against Arsenal, has equalled Alan Shearer's record of 11 Premier League hat-tricks and is now joint top scorer in the league this season with Liverpool's Mohamed Salah on 17 goals.

There seemed to be no let up from City with De Bruyne firing a free-kick at Kepa and Aguero shooting into the side-netting. And Silva's pass opened the visitors up again for the sixth as he picked out Oleksandr Zinchenko who crossed for Sterling to tap home.

English football's national stadium remains the temporary home of Tottenham where the north London club beat Leicester 3-1 in Sunday's other game.

Abramovich has become something of an absentee owner at Stamford Bridge in recent months, partly due to an inability to renew his United Kingdom visa, and any loss of interest in events on the pitch might be enough to keep Sarri in a job.

"Maybe it was not a good thing, but we had a lot of chances, not just with this penalty".

"When they came to defend, they defended properly as a unit and individually".

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