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Premier League: Chelsea Set New Record Despite Man City Defeat

Timothy Aiyeku

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West London giants Chelsea ended on the losing side during their league game against champions Manchester City on Saturday evening but that didn’t stop them from setting a new record against a Pep Guardiola-led team.

Chelsea were able to set a new record against a team led by Pep Guardiola who’s regarded by many as the best manager in world football.

The Blues set a new record for possession against Pep Guardiola teams during the Manchester City game at the Etihad Stadium on Saturday evening despite ending up on the losing side.

Chelsea had 53% possession against Manchester City thereby setting the record for the most possession recorded against a Pep Guardiola-led team.

Manchester City and Pep Guardiola had 47% possession during the Chelsea game.

Pep Guardiola has managed almost 400 games in the top flight in Spain, Germany, and England but has never recorded a possession as low as 47% during a game.

The most important outcome for Pep Guardiola and Manchester City is the comeback win over Chelsea which helped to close the gap on league leaders Liverpool to nine points.

Manchester City came from behind to beat Chelsea 2-1 courtesy the goals from Kevin De Bruyne and Riyad Mahrez in the first half after the opening goal from Blues midfielder N’Golo Kante.

Timothy Aiyeku is a Mass Communication graduate from the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria. He is a sports, everything football analyst.