As Chelsea failed to deliver anything against a powerful Manchester City side this evening, Antonio Conte and his Chelsea side have truly been given a reality check. The Blues were comprehensively outplayed in their own backyard. City bought their own ball and wouldn’t give Chelsea a touch. This was probably a case of one game too many for Chelsea.
It’s easy to pile on the criticism, but following a busy schedule of games through September we could probably have done without the last one being against City. For once, the tedious international break has come at a good time. Chelsea’s next game is in two weeks time when a visit to Crystal Palace, is on the cards. It will hopefully see a return to winning ways.