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Mahrez Gets 9, Foden With 8 | Manchester City Players Rated In Comfortable Win Vs Chelsea

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Abhinab Ghosh
A 26-year-old sports writer and an aspiring football coach who has road-tripped across the Scottish Highlands, but has never been to Wales. Sucker for cliff-hangers and catchy riffs. Known to be a grunger and not to be a stranger.

Manchester City entertained Chelsea at the Etihad Stadium earlier today as they hoped to secure a positive result at home in the FA Cup. The Mancunian giants made a great start to the game and scored the opening goal in the 23rd minute when Riyad Mahrez found the back of the net. Julian Alvarez doubled Man City’s advantage from the penalty spot at the half-hour mark before Phil Foden made it 3-0 for Pep Guardiola’s side in the 38th minute. The home side went into the half-time break with a 3-0 lead.

Riyad Mahrez added another goal in the 85th minute when he scored from the penalty spot as Man City secured a comfortable 4-0 win in front of their home fans.

Let’s take a look at how each Manchester City player fared during the match against the Blues.

GK: Stefan Ortega – 6.5/10

Ortega made one solid save at the back and earned an easy clean sheet at the Etihad.

RB: Kyle Walker – 7.5/10

He made a couple of important defensive contributions and had some lively moments going forward. Walker has got an assist to show for his efforts.

CB: Manuel Akanji – 7.5/10

Akanji did what was required of him at the back and was accurate with his passing.

CB: Aymeric Laporte – 7.5/10

He made a few solid tackles when defending inside his half and was good on the ball as well.

Etihad Stadium
Etihad Stadium

LB: Sergio Gomez – 7/10

Gomez made a couple of decent runs with the ball down the left flank.

CM: Bernardo Silva – 7/10

He did his fair share of defending and engineered a couple of inviting chances in the final third.

CM: Rodri – 7/10

Rodri offered decent protection for his teammates at the back and had a couple of lively moments in the final third.

CM: Phil Foden – 8/10

Foden had some bright moments in the game and managed to get his name on the scoresheet in the 38th minute.

RW: Riyad Mahrez – 9/10

The Algerian talent caused all sorts of problems for the Chelsea defenders and has got two goals to his name.

ST: Julian Alvarez – 7.5/10

Alvarez had a good game in the final third and managed to get his name on the scoresheet via the penalty spot in the 30th minute.

LW: Cole Palmer – 6.5/10

He had a few strikes at goal but failed to find the back of the net.

Substitutes:

CM: Kalvin Phillips – 6.5/10

Phillips added more energy to Pep Guardiola’s midfield.

LB: Joao Cancelo – 6/10

He was solid at the back.

RB: Rico Lewis – N/A

Lewis hardly had any time to make an impact.

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