Thomas Tuchel’s men are came from behind to snatch a 2-1 Premier League win over Manchester City at the Etihad stadium on Saturday evening.
The Blues made perfect start to the game by created their first opportunity from a set-piece after Sterling was booked for a high challenge on Werner. Reece James fired the ball into the wall.
Thomas Tuchel and Callum Hudson-Odoi… 💙— LDN (@LDNFootbalI) May 8, 2021
He’s going to make him a star, trust Tuchel. pic.twitter.com/HZ8s1GSvMi
The match became cagey but there were further opportunities with ex-Chelsea defender Nathaniel Ake heading wide from a corner before Sterling shooting at Edouard Mendy after a rebound off N’Golo Kante.
Timo Werner, meanwhile, flicked the ball into the net for Chelsea but was flagged offside before later missed the target with a tame effort.
Hakim Ziyech connected with a better strike from distance but City goalkeeper Ederson saved before Antonio Rudiger blasted over.
Drama followed in the closing two minutes of the opening half as first Manchester City took the lead through England winger Raheem Sterling.
Gabriel Jesus shrugged off the attention of Andreas Christensen – who was injured in the process – and burst into the area to square for the inrushing Aguero.
Not everyone can pull off a penalty like this…— LDN (@LDNFootbalI) May 8, 2021
The Argentinian spurned a great opportunity with a poor touch but it did not matter as Sterling was on hand to tuck home.
Sergio Aguero then missed an even greater chance moments later after Billy Gilmour clumsily bundled Jesus over to concede a penalty while Andreas Christensen was off the field.
The City’s record goalscorer stepped up but attempted a Panenka-style kick and saw Edouard Mendy save with ease.
In the second half the Blues restored themselves by creating another chance through Hakim Ziyech who firing good effort straight at Ederson before Christian Pulisic clearing the crossbar.
🗣"If they score a penalty it is over before it even starts."— Football Daily (@footballdaily) May 8, 2021
Thomas Tuchel was impressed by the fight from his Chelsea side after being 1-0 down against Manchester City pic.twitter.com/8FS0cEphMl
The equaliser then came just after the hour. City midfielder Rodri lost possession on the halfway line and the visitors pieced together a good move down the right.
Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel giving young Billy Gilmour a big hug at full-time! 👏 pic.twitter.com/hom0yp7zQ1— Football Daily (@footballdaily) May 8, 2021
It ended with Cesar Azpilicueta picking out Ziyech just outside the area and the Moroccan drilling a low shot into the bottom corner.
The finish was frantic with Chelsea having two goals disallowed before Sterling had a penalty appeal turned down and Marcos Alonso then grabbed a last-gasp brilliant goal to secured victory for visitors.
Marcos Alonso has now scored against 4/5 of our Premier League ‘big six’ rivals at Chelsea:— LDN (@LDNFootbalI) May 8, 2021
Manchester City ✅
Manchester United ✅ pic.twitter.com/ZAd2qRtOst