Jan, 4th 2020 – Manchester City are fifth on the EPL table after ¬†cruising past Chelsea to a 3-1 win. The visitors, who were without a number of first-team players following an outbreak of coronavirus at the club, stunned Chelsea with three goals in 16 first-half minutes. Callum Hudson-Odoi scored in second-half stoppage time for Chelsea’s consolation.

Manager Frank Lampard said Chelsea will go through “periods of pain” after watching them lose 3-1 to Manchester City at Stamford Bridge.

Chelsea have taken only four points from their past six Premier League games.

Sunday’s loss left them in eighth place, having played at least one match more than six of the teams above them.

Any rebuild takes pain – pain behind the scenes and on the pitch,” Lampard said.

This is a difficult period and I understand the reasons why. When you look around the team there is a lot of youth, a lot of new players who are trying to come in and settle.”

In the other tie Leicester beat Newcastle 2-1 to go third on the table. Liverpool visit Southampton tonight to complete game week 17.

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