English Premier League: Keys to confront Chelsea and Manchester City in round 12

English Premier League: Keys to confront Chelsea and Manchester City in round 12

It was an exciting conclusion to Round 12 of the Premier League with A real match at Stamford Bridge between Chelsea and Manchester City, Which showed once again why this competition is considered the best in the world.

In a duel of somersaults and many emotions, Chelsea, led by Mauricio Pochettino, ended up saving a valuable point against Manchester City, which left Stamford Bridge with a bitter taste. Although they finished the day top of the competition, albeit just one point behind Arsenal who took advantage of Tottenham’s defeat.

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And when everything seemed in the last minutes that victory was heading in favor of the citizens, A penalty on Armando Broga changed everything completely and it was former Citizen player, Cole Palmer, who made the famous ‘former law’ effective. To snatch victory the Sky Blues practically had in the bag.

While City left this visit to Chelsea with a bitter aftertaste, Mauricio Pochettino’s Blues continue to show they have the means to compete in the Premier League And today they proved it by playing against the current king of English football and European football.

Keys to confront Chelsea and Manchester City in the 11th round of the English Premier League

A completely tactical duel defined in detail

once again, Pep Guardiola and Mauricio Pochettino gave us a real duel in terms of strategy and tactics. Recalling that the Champions League quarter-final match between Tottenham and Manchester City, The Argentine coach won against Sampedor’s compatriot. Both strategists moved their pieces as necessary and strategically developed a fairly equal game, which ultimately ended up being decided by quite specific situations such as penalty kicks and fouls in defense and goalkeepers.

The controversy was present

Although both teams gave us a really great game, there was no shortage of controversy and the two penalty kicks awarded left something to talk about. Especially the one in which whistler Anthony Taylor punished Mark Cucurella against Erling HaalandThis was not the case for some specialists and former players, and they expressed this on social networks. Likewise, the penalty kick taken by Rubén Dias against Armando Broja had elements that could not be counted according to the specialists.

Chelsea have the ability to fight back and never give up

AndOn three occasions, Chelsea found themselves trailing on the scoreboard, Being 1-0 after Haaland’s penalty, 3-2 by the Norwegian himself at the start of the second half and 4-3 after Rodri’s painful result. However, those led by Mauricio Pochettino showed enough character and determination to overcome the confrontation and settle it. It even turned things around in some moments thanks to goals from Thiago Silva, Raheem Sterling, Nicholas Jackson and Cole Palmer from a penalty kick.

City did not know how to manage its advantage

Although credit goes to Chelsea for reacting on the above occasions in which Manchester City took the lead, Guardiola’s team did not know how to maintain it and suffered greatly from the enormous pressure exerted by the Blues’ midfield. Which prompted Sky Blue players to commit mistakes, such as the penalty kick that Ruben Dias executed on Broja in the last moments.

Inspiration was the key for Cole Palmer who signed the “Ex Law”

The Manchester-born man had a truly impressive game after getting the confidence from Pochettino to face his former club as a starter. The young Englishman was involved at all times and was close to scoring before the penalty.This was also evident in his courage in taking the ball and making the decision to take the maximum penalty kick at the height of the match.

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