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Well that brings an end to our Premier League coverage for another day. We'll have all the reaction from Stamford Bridge in the coming hours, but until next time it's goodbye.


Full time: Chelsea 0-1 Manchester City

It may only be the final day in September, but how crucial might that result be come the end of the season? City flex their title muscle by beating the champions on their own patch, a win in which they dominated Antonio Conte's side from the outset.

The player of the season so far Kevin de Bruyne got the crucial goal with a quarter of the game remaining but in truth it could have been more for Pep Guardiola's men. Chelsea meanwhile looked every bit a team who failed to reach the heights of last season. Eden Hazard, albeit on his first league start of the season, was desperately poor.


And Andreas Christensen rises highest but can't keep his effort down. Was that Chelsea's last chance?


Stoppage time approach at Stamford Bridge. Free kick for Chelsea wide on the right.


OFF THE LINE! City almost double their lead and confirm the win as Sterling picks out Jesus, but his volley is headed away at the last by Rudiger.


Ten minutes on the clock and City are coasting towards what would be a seismic win here. Chelsea have not really offered anything since Alvaro Morata was replaced in the first half.


Kevin de Bruyne celebrates putting City ahead.

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Bernardo Silva on for David Silva. Just about as like-for-like as you'll ever see.


Nicolas Otamendi does brilliantly to cut out a cross which would have surely led to a goal as Batshuayi prowled on the edge of the six-yard box.


Pedro replaces Eden Hazard for the final 18 minutes. Batshuayi on too.


Pedro being prepped here. The champions need some inspiration.


GOAL! Chelsea 0-1 Manchester City (Kevin de Bruyne)

The deadlock is finally broken and you can't say it hasn't been coming. Kevin de Bruyne has been a bit quiet in fairness he ends a rampaging run forward with a left-footed strike which arrows past Courtois.


Stunning block from Alonso keeps the scores level. Walker plays an eye-of-the-needle pass to find Sterling whose pulls back tees up Silva but his Spanish counter-part throws himself in front of the ball.

City open up Chelsea again moments later but Jesus's flicks takes the ball away from Silva's path.



Free kick for Chelsea in a central position 30 yards from goal as Fernandinho trips Hazard. Yellow card for the Brazilian. Hazard gets the ball from a short-taken set-piece and he drive is pushed away by Ederson.


A sign of the steps backwards Chelsea have taken since last season. Last term they would have bullied their way through this fixture and come out of it with a narrow win, but there just isn't the same fortitude within them this season you feel. City might not be physically the most imposing side but they're holding their own.


Chelsea's spells of possession have become brief at best with City dictating this game since it resumed. Raheem Sterling has their latest effort on goal but his rising volley balloons over the bar.

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Players out for the second half. Conte's men have been waiting for City for some time, with Guardiola choosing to keep his players in for a few extra seconds. Back under way in west London.


Half time: Chelsea 0-0 Manchester City

What promised to be a end-to-end classic has predictably turned into a tactical battle between two master of the art, in Conte and Guardiola. The latter will be the happier of the two having dominated possession and had the better of the chances but clear-cut opportunities have been few and far between.


Fernandinho heads goalwards and Courtois makes a good save to punch the ball clear. Best chance so far.


Bit of a lull in the game since the Morata substitution. Chelsea have adopted a high press - a tactical change instigated by the introduction of the combative Willian - but City continue to dominate possession. The Blues feeding on scraps somewhat.


Alvaro Morata is not happy here and he gestures to the bench that he needs to come off. Big blow for Chelsea inside just 35 minutes; a reflection of playing two games in a week. Michy Batshuayi scored the winner in midweek but it is Willian who is coming on. Interesting move.


Man City doing well to keep Morata quiet in the opening minutes.

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