Following a turbulent week, the premier league reigning champion, Chelsea suffered an early setback in defending of its Premier League title with a 3-0 loss at Manchester City.
Goals from Sergio Agüero, Vincent Kompany and Fernandinho were enough to seal an emphatic victory for Manchester City.
Sergio Aguero was denied three times by Chelsea keeper Asmir Begovic before he marked his first game of the season with a goal after Yaya Toure’s pass.
City dominated throughout, but Sergio Aguero found Chelsea goalkeeper Asmir Begovic in inspired form during the opening period and was denied time and again as he threatened to break the deadlock.
Vincent Kompany made it 2-0 with a header from David Silva’s corner before Fernandinho fired home from 18 yards. He had to this said during post interview:
“There wasn’t much difference in the way we played today and the two games we played against them last season, but we took our chances today and played well.”
Mourinho who replaced John Terry with Kurt Zouma for the second half – the first time he has substituted his captain in the Premier League – and Ramires thought he had pulled Chelsea level five minutes in, but the linesman raised his flag for a marginal offside as the Brazilian obliviously wheeled off in celebration.