Chelsea star named as Man of the Match against Manchester City

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Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher has hailed Chelsea defender Axel Disasi as man of the match following his impressive performance in the 1-1 draw against Manchester City.

Carragher also likened the performance of Disasi against Manchester City to that of Chelsea legend John Terry.

Carragher said: “I can’t remember a better defensive performance this season, certainly from a central defender.

“You’re coming away to Manchester City, playing against the best striker in the world, he was brilliant.

“He was Man of the Match, definitely the best player on the pitch. He was just throwing himself in front of everything.

“Talking about Chelsea, that was a John Terry performance and I can’t give any higher praise than that.”

Disasi made 16 clearances against Man City, the most by a Chelsea player in a Premier League game in the last eight seasons.

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