Man City 1 – Chelsea 0
Chelsea have lost their last two matches in a row.
After losing 2-1 at Man United, the Blues were beaten 1-0 at Man City in Sunday.
Antonio Conte tried to stifle the Sky Blues by setting up his Chelsea team to defend.
But when the Pensioners had to respond after Bernardo Silva scored 33 seconds in to the second half, Chelsea failed to produce.
Pep Guardiola & protecting players
One of the more high profile issues raised by Pepe Guardiola this season has been referees protecting players.
Guardiola has repeatedly argued that the officials take better care of Premier League stars.
The Man City boss has reacted to poor fouls during the course of the season.
Of course, non-Man City fans believe that Guardiola is only calling for protection of his players, not others.
Oleksandr Zinchenko vs Victor Moses
In that regard, rivals fans took to social media in their droves over the weekend to complain about Oleksandr Zinchenko.
Zinchenko was played at left-back for the Chelsea game. But should he have lasted the 90 minutes?
The Man City youngster took out Victor Moses with a terrible tackle.
Zinchenko went straight through the Blues wing-back, and he was booked for his poorly timed tackle.
But should Zinchenko have seen red? And should he now be facing a ban?
Many supporters believe that Zinchenko got ‘away with it’ against the Blues.
'we must protect the players' pic.twitter.com/UKKtA5BAdM
— amadí (@amadoit__) March 4, 2018
Think that should be a red for Zinchenko. Sure Pep will agree should be retro action for that one
— Martin Lipton (@MartinLipton) March 4, 2018
It’s mad that fans of other clubs are saying zinchenko should have been off but every challenge we’ve been on the receiving end of was ‘never a red’ your all weirdos
— Shauni Higgins (@Shauni_Higgins) March 4, 2018
Anyone get Peps thoughts on protecting players after that absolutely red card challenge from Zinchenko? Terrible half by Chelsea but that’s a red all day and if against City Pep would be shouting from the rooftops.
— Chris (@Plouffis) March 4, 2018