Ahead of the pivotal clash between title rivals Chelsea and Manchester City at teatime on Saturday, here is a look at some of the most memorable moments from their previous Premier League meetings at Stamford Bridge.
A high-quality affair at the end of October 2013 was decided by a catastrophic misunderstanding by Man City goalkeeper Joe Hart and defender Matija Nastasic. That presented the easiest of chances to Fernando Torres, who gleefully netted Chelsea’s winner in stoppage time.
Before then, Sergio Aguero looked to have earned his side a share of the spoils with a superb shot into the top corner past a helpless Petr Cech, cancelling out a close range finish from Andre Schurrle.
Most Emphatic Victory
There was a huge gulf between the sides in October 2007 as Chelsea ran riot to register a 6-0 victory over City, who had previously been going well under Sven Goran Eriksson. Midfielder Michael Essien got the ball rolling on 16 minutes, before Didier Drogba netted the second after being set up by Frank Lampard.
After the break, Chelsea’s dominance continued as Drogba helped himself to another as he dominated the away defence, with Joe Cole, Salomon Kalou and Andriy Shevchenko also hitting the back of the net to complete a fine afternoon for the Blues. It was their highest margin of victory under Avram Grant.
The build-up to the match in February 2010 was somewhat overshadowed by the furore over whether Wayne Bridge would shake the hand of former Chelsea teammate John Terry. He did not, but the events on the field were very much the talking point afterwards as Man City stunned the league leaders to win 4-2.
Frank Lampard put Chelsea ahead with a low shot, but City then took over and bossed the eventual champions. Carlos Tevez equalised on the stroke of half time before Craig Bellamy drove home a clinical second six minutes into the second half.
Tevez then netted his second from the penalty spot after a foul by Juliano Belletti on Gareth Barry which earned the Brazilian a red card, with Bellamy also adding his second of the game in the closing stages. There was still time for Chelsea to go down to nine men as Michael Ballack was dismissed, while Lampard scored a consolation from the spot.
Biggest Turning Point
Man City boasted an unbeaten record when they travelled to Stamford Bridge in December 2011, and early on it looked as though that run was about to extend for another match as Mario Balotelli put them ahead within minutes as he rounded Petr Cech to score.
But Raul Meireles found an equaliser from nowhere and the game turned completely in Chelsea’s favour when Gael Clichy earned his second yellow card. And the hosts made their advantage count as Frank Lampard scored the winner with an 83rd minute penalty.
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