Kevin De Bruyne comes back to haunt Chelsea with PL benchmark goal against former club

A statistic surrounding the goalscoring exploits of Kevin De Bruyne against former club Chelsea has added to the woes of the Pensioners this evening.

Kevin De Bruyne comes back to haunt Chelsea with PL benchmark goal against former club

Citizens in control

The marquee fixture of the Premier League weekend is of course currently playing out at Stamford Bridge.

Chelsea welcomed City to southwest London, for a highly anticipated showdown.

The two sides headed into proceedings amid altogether contrasting spells of form, with the hosts having managed just a solitary victory from their last 6 across all competitions, and Pep Guardiola’s visitors riding a 3-match win streak.

Kevin De Bruyne comes back to haunt Chelsea with PL benchmark goal against former club

LONDON, ENGLAND – DECEMBER 28: (l – r) Mason Mount, N’Golo Kante,Jorginho, Cesar Azpilicueta and Edouard Mendy of Chelsea appeal to to match referee, Stuart Attwell after Aston Villa’s first goal scored by Anwar El Ghazi (Not pictured) during the Premier League match between Chelsea and Aston Villa at Stamford Bridge on December 28, 2020 in London, England. The match will be played without fans, behind closed doors as a Covid-19 precaution. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

Nevertheless, few could have predicted just how one-sided the opening 45 minutes in the English capital would go on to prove.

A scintillating City display saw the Sky Blues race out to a 3-0 advantage inside 35 minutes.

Ilkay Gundogan opened the evening’s scoring, spinning Thiago Silva on the edge of the Chelsea box, before directing a pinpoint effort into the far bottom corner:

And it was 2-0 just moments later, as Kevin De Bruyne picked out Phil Foden to slot home a classy finish inside Edouard Mendy’s near post:

KDB adds to Blues’ woes

It was City’s 3rd just past the half-hour mark, though, which, as outlined above, saw Kevin De Bruyne truly add insult to the injury of former club Chelsea.

After seeing a Raheem Sterling strike cannon off the post, Belgian international De Bruyne did superbly to control with his first touch, before sweeping home a typically clinical finish with his right.

As has since been revealed, this marks the 4th time that the City standout has managed to find the net against his ex employers.

This marks a new Premier League benchmark, with no player to have lined out for Chelsea having ever managed more goals when returning to face the Pensioners:

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This article was edited by Josh Barker.

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