Manchester City produced an outstanding display at Stamford Bridge on Saturday, with the Citizens deservedly beating the Premier League champions 1-0, a result which flattered the below-par hosts.
City were without Sergio Aguero, who was injured in a car crash in Amsterdam earlier in the week.
However, the Citizens were by far the better side throughout, and threatened Thibaut Courtois’ goal on a number of occasions in the first-half.
Indeed, the Belgian needed to be at his very best to keep out a bullet header from Fernandinho.
Chelsea saw their in-form striker, Alvaro Morata, forced off by injury in the first-half, with Antonio Conte initially deciding to move Eden Hazard into a central striking berth rather than bring on Michy Batshuayi.
After the break, City continued to impress and on 67 minutes, they got the goal they deserved, with the outstanding Kevin De Bruyne producing a thunderous strike after a slick one-two with Gabriel Jesus.
The hosts continued to toil, with their historic midweek victory over Atletico Madrid seemingly taking its toll on their tired legs.
Jesus himself almost got on the scoresheet only for Antonio Rudiger to clear off the line.
However, the game would end in a well-deserved 1-0 win for Pep Guardiola’s men, who go top of the table with 19 points from their first seven games, level with rivals United.
As for Chelsea, they go fourth, with Conte no doubt hoping Morata’s injury isn’t too serious.